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Granny Dowbekin's

Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (80 reviews)
“club sandwich” (18 reviews)
“lemon cake” (6 reviews)
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British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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Reviews (599)
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1 - 10 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful place to have coffee and home made cakes. The service was fast and the food was wonderful. We had home made scones with cream and jam... Amazing !!

Thank Davies1962
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast that we had after camping locally. Huge selection of home made cakes that are freshly baked. Highly recommended visiting

Thank Giles C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a beautiful setting. We sat watching the swans on the river. Stopped for latte and scones which were very enjoyable. Tables clean, staff helpful. Enjoyable visit

Thank Margaret N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are in this area of the Lakes quite ten n summer but had never visited this cafe. We called during a day around the top half of Ullswater, for a 'cream tea'. Although not sold as a cream tea, they sell...More

Thank Olliewise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here twice during our visit to the lakes. It has a fair chose of food and cakes etc...these are well done and even when very busy the quality doesn't falter...that said...u might have to wait to be served and might have to wait for...More

Thank deadly f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi we have be here today great choice on the menu very dog friendly great as we thought we would have to seat outside but the the lovely lady said no bring your dog in as there also have a menu for dogs too we...More

Thank steven h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely tearoom, always very busy. Had lunch yesterday and breakfast today. Both fabulous and freshly made. Nice coffee too. Not sampled the cakes yet but I will tomorrow!

Thank DeliBelly2308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Leaving aside the location with its fabulous outside seating area with comfortable chairs to relax and watch the day go by whilst enjoying a coffee or if the mood takes a wine. And not forgetting the good value tasty food but what makes this place...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here whilst camping in the Lake District. On a cold and miserable day this was just what we were looking for; delicious food and friendly staff. We both had a full English made fresh to order using local produce. I...More

Thank Oldladiesontour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited quite a few times while we were on holiday. The food is gorgeous staff are very friendly. Love the new dining room. Always visit here highly recommended.

Thank meld22
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello, do you advise that customers book beforehand for your afternoon teas? My mum and I love the look of the three tier cake stand with tea!! We will be on holiday in the Lakes area in June and hope to have tea in the garden by the river if the weather is good!! Thank you.
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
Do they do breakfasts?
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
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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