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Granny Dowbekin's

Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (86 reviews)
“club sandwich” (23 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:30All hours
CUISINES
British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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1 - 10 of 687 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate a delicious afternoon tea for our lunch - there was almost too much, but we managed all but a few mouthfuls of cake! Our two boys ate children's sandwiches which they enjoyed immensely. We sat outside and enjoyed the view.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lunch in pleasant surroundings. Jacket potatoes well cooked and presented. The service was very slow, which was surprising as they weren't that busy.

1  Thank grahamsmith2016
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Popped in on our first day of our holiday in Pooley Bridge, decided against the "just a coffee" visit and opted for an all day breakfast instead and boy it was delicious. Coffee after was great too. Bery busy so clearly popular, and for good...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just loved this place. Great food and best staff we met in the lakes. Would highly recommend this place and will be back

Thank DJHIpswich
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ah yes... our cheese scones are becoming legendary! Freshly made every day using local cheese and fresh chives. Thanks very much for your recommendation. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, Karen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch in the picturesque Pooley Bridge and had a lovely lunch. THe Fisherman's Salad was a very generous portion of Smoked Salmon, Tuna and prawns with accompanying salad and home made coleslaw. my wife had the Cumberland Chicken which was tender and...More

Thank Andy W
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andy, thank you very much for your review and recommendation. Glad you enjoyed your Fisherman's salad and Cumberland chicken. Hope to see you again soon, Karen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here and it was great...so good we came back next day for another go. Staff excellent, cafe light , airy , fresh and modern. Worth a detour

Thank George H
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi George, thank you very much for your review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfasts here so much you came back for seconds! Hope you make another detour to Pooley Bridge soon, Karen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unexpected sunny Saturday in Pooley Bridge so my wife and I popped in for afternoon tea. If in Pooley Bridge you need to try it Fantastic selection of tasty sandwiches and cakes, large pot of tea with water and plenty of milk. Really friendly staff,...More

Thank Olliewise
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ollie, thanks so much for your review. Very pleased you enjoyed your afternoon tea in Pooley Bridge and the sun was shining!! Hope to see you again soon, Karen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for a snack as we'd called in to Pooley Bridge before travelling up to the South Lakes. The food was very good, as always and I bought some of their gingerbread to take away as it's my favourite. They brought a bowl...More

Thank BROWNSCoDurham
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you very much for your review. Glad to hear the WOOF dog beer went down well! Looking forward to seeing you again in December, Karen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon visit to this lovely tea room. It is dog friendly - sitting inside or outside. Serves the most delicious cakes and scones. Fabulous customer service. Recommend a visit if you are in Pooley Bridge.

Thank J G
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! thanks very much for your review and recommendation. Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon, Karen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasantly situated by the river with good selection of beverages, light snacks and meals. Ideal stop off after boat trip.

Thank davemcindoe
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dave, thanks very much for your review. It's greatly appreciated! Hope to see you again soon, Karen.

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abeaumont872
2 April 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Property representative |
Hi Yes it's best to as we cannot guarantee you a table otherwise. You can call or email to reserve and we will hold the table for 15 mins Best wishes Colin
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travelkw
15 August 2015|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but I don't know what time they open They also cater for vegetarians & also serve gluten free Hope this is of some help to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86453
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Description
Granny Dowbekin's is a traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. Breakfast, main meals and homemade cakes and scones are served all day. We always offer a selection of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options as part of the menu as well as smaller portions for children and those with smaller appetites. For our full menu and prices please have a look at our website. We welcome walkers, cyclists and well behaved dogs. Bookings for groups of up to 40 persons are welcome. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed to serve alcohol from 12pm when accompanied by food. Free wifi is available.
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