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Little gem of a place

This little place is in a beautiful location right on the waterfront of Grasmere lake. There are so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gillian B
via mobile
Coffee by the lake

Wile on one of the walks around Grasmere. We stopped in here for a coffee. It really is a quaint... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
taz112m
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London, United Kingdom
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World famous tea and coffee garden with romantic rowing boats for hire on the shore of gentle Grasmere.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“rowing boat” (19 reviews)
“scones” (21 reviews)
“china cups” (8 reviews)
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Boat landing, Grasmere LA22 9PX, England
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"rowing boat"
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"scones"
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"china cups"
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"gypsy caravan"
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"idyllic spot"
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"selection of teas"
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"ducks and swans"
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"pot of tea"
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"long walk"
in 9 reviews
"cake"
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"sunny day"
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"waters edge"
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"lovely little place"
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"lovely location"
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"grasmere lake"
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"tucked away"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This little place is in a beautiful location right on the waterfront of Grasmere lake. There are so many teas to chose from and the smell was amazing! The scones we had were tasty and very fresh, and the ducks knew how good they were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wile on one of the walks around Grasmere. We stopped in here for a coffee. It really is a quaint little place. For outside are right it's beautiful with a bit of a sun trap and some shade to suit all people. There are even...More

Thank taz112m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying directly behind this cafe with our young children and left so disappointed and bewildered 2 days in a row after the owner refused to allow us to hire boats. The weather on the first day was sunny but with clouds coming in...More

Thank RachQ2018
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faerymere, Owner at Faeryland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Safety is paramount. I am not prepared to put customers and their small children at potential risk of thunder and lightning on Grasmere for money. The risk may have been small, but if there was a lightning episode on the mere I am sure this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outdoor location, with basic but adequate facilities. A reasonable selection of food and drink. Sadly due to a possibility of a thunderstorm we couldn't hire a boat. We would go there again - providing the weather was fine. I believe they have...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hired a rowing boat on a very hot bank holiday. We put our name down on a list as it was very busy and went for a wander around Grasmere whilst we waited. The staff were very helpful and we really...More

Thank Lynsey F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a rowing boat and had a great time. Beautiful scenery, plenty of sights to see whilst rowing and friendly staff. Had a drink afterwards looking over the lake. Just a short stroll from centre of Grasmere (we arrived by public transport) so easy to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A boat landing where hire boats are available. Slightly untidy surroundings; the cafe is quite expensive for what it delivers.

Thank hem0116
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in past after coming off a hill walk just beside Faeryland & went to see what it was like. The selection of teas was diverse and the Grasmere Blend delicious. They also do excellent coffees & cakes. We sat on a veranda looking...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Often, as I drink a cuppa tea in Tiger’s Lair, I momentarily think of Rick, a way up there in Grasmere, mixing and packing some of the best teas a Tiger could drink. No - really! Try his Japanese Green Tea with added Lavender flowers...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

What to say that isn’t already in the reviews. Cash only, but worth taking some as location is beautiful. Choice outstanding for a little log cabin by the lake. Plenty of seats and tables. Lots of photo opportunities and a loo! Quaint teacups and teapots....More

2  Thank Steve D
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gemma221
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Hi Gemma, Im sorry but I really don't know. Can you call the company? Hope you have a lovely trip. Best Wishes
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