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) #6 of 15 Coffee & Tea in Keswick #70 of 111 Places to Eat in Keswick ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British, Soups
Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
+44 17687 74317
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (16 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups
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Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great location. Service was friendly and great tasting cake and much needed tea. Popular place to park for long walks but we just visited for a quick break. For this reason, paying to park seemed a bit of a cheek but it was explained that...More

Thank Ming B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice lunch, ordered homemade quiche which came with a selection of salads, and my boyfriend ordered a sandwich which could have been slightly bigger for the price but nevertheless delicious.

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Scone was thin and stale so crumbled when cut in half. Cream is squirty from an aerosol tin. Jam is mediocre. Coffee ok but small cup.

Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Old Sawmill is a fantastic little teashop located at the Dodd's Wood Carpark opposite the entrance to Mirehouse on the Eastern side of Bassenthwaite Lake.

Thank macosmaster
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch and we had a wonderful homemade soup. Served with hearty bread it was a perfect meal. Had a great dessert too. One drawback is that you have to pay for parking but if you are visiting Mire House or...More

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 13 November 2016

An lovely little tearoom, home cooked food, a perfect way to finish the climb/walk up Skiddaw, limited menu but what they do serve is just right fine for where they are.

Thank jacksnan-1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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Opposite "The Mirehouse" in Car Park at entrance to woodland walks and Birdlife Observation area called "Dodds Wood".
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