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Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
+44 17687 74317
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stop here - small but welcoming shop. Good food. Great variety to serve both children and adults. Perfect if you're visiting Mirehouse and/or hiking the trail to see the osprey nest.

Thank KaraJoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the charming gardens at Mirehouse, then stopped for lunch at The Old Sawmill. Excellent sweet potato soup with a cheese scone. Coffee and cakes also had to be tested. Friendly service.

Thank Ruth N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After completing the Dodd walk what a lovely place to come and have a well earned creme tea very tasty. The young girl and chap serving were so pleasant and chatty even though it was busy nice touch.Would recommend you stop here.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Popped in to the Old Sawmill Cafe after a walk up to the two Osprey viewing points. We had a pleasent seat on one of the outside tables and had some well prepared sustenance from the cafe. The food was well cooked and well presented,...More

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We stopped hear for a drink on a very hot day. It was stuffy inside but there was no shade outside. However there was a good range of soft drinks and the gluten free brownie was lovely!

Thank fday2016
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Not literally, but the café does occupy a cosy nook fronting Dodd Wood beneath Skiddaw and a start point for walkers heading off to the RSPB Ospreys lookout (at the time of writing, a returning pair were rearing three chicks)! A quaint enough café on...More

Thank StevoCumbria
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We found this cafe on our traverse of Skidaw. Fabulous little place, clean, friendly staff and good snacks. The cafe is full of history information and a beautiful setting.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had both a coffee break and lunch here and enjoyed the experience. The staff were friendly and helpful. The choice of food and drink was broad and of a high standard. The surroundings were basic but clean and tidy. Please give it a try.

Thank Dick G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A lovely choice of food and drink. A good, but limited vegetarian range Lots of jars of relish and jams to buy. Great clean toilets. Choice to eat inside or out on wooden tables.

Thank bev g
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Popped in quickly for a refreshment before heading out on the walk. Very quaint and good food. Just what you need before or after a walk.

Thank jezsmyth
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 74317
Opposite "The Mirehouse" in Car Park at entrance to woodland walks and Birdlife Observation area called "Dodds Wood".
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