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Granny Dowbekin's

Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (84 reviews)
“club sandwich” (21 reviews)
“jacket potato” (12 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:30All hours
British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee and cake. Generous slices of home made cake, good service and a welcoming environment.

Thank natasha k
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good value, friendly service and good food in a great spot for the Ullswater boat. We came here with my 15 year old daughter and found it to be perfect for our needs. We had a jacket potato (with tuna), BLT sandwich and a Caesar...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived at the jetty by taking one of the boat trips and took a short walk to the village, it was a lovely morning and managed to get a table beside the river, sadly not as scenic as it once was as the lovely original...More

Thank kim B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visit here every year on our holidays. The entire family love it. Staff are lovely food is amazing. Only gripe this year is that the toilets were in a bit of a mess each time we visited and that the menu hasnt changed for...More

Thank 340emma
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend and his family while camping in the Lake District and I had the loveliest breakfast, I felt really comfortable and welcomed by the lovely staff, I was very impressed with service and the food and atmosphere, thank you for...More

Thank Nadine K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here twice, lunch and breakfast over the summer holiday period so it was very busy. Both occasions were great. Wonderful food, plenty of it, great drinks and nice staff.

Thank alisonuk11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very impressed by the quick friendly service. Granny Dowbekin's is very clean, the food comes in good sized portions and is well prepared. Sometime in the near future a new bridge design will be approved and Pooley Bridge will have no bridge for 3 months....More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely setting by the river! We were fortunate to get seats with the view. We had the mini full English. I have coeliac disease and so I had mushrooms instead of the Cumberland sausage and gluten free toast . My husband said the sausage was...More

Thank GoodTogether
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Family of 7 arrived for a late breakfast. Absolutely delicious. Quick friendly service with lots of space including an outside area too. The Ullswater big breakfast was to die for. Big success all around!

Thank EJMellor
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent service and friendly staff. Large meals,good value for money. We sat outside as it was a lovely day. Will visit again

Thank Mrs Olwen C
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Questions & Answers
2 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
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
  • E-mail
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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