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Nichol End Marine

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Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England (Formerly nichol end marine)
+44 17687 73082
09:00 - 18:00
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth a visit just for a massive scone! They are lovely, there is seating both outside and in, a lovely stop off whilst exploring this lovely area.

Thank aliw020
Keswick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here recently after an enjoyable walk, fabulous scenic position overlooking the marina, friendly helpful staff, great cup of tea and as for the scone ( that's scone not scown) huge and very tasty. I recommend the cherry scone, excellent. Some items on menu seemed a bit pricey for what they offer and some tables took a long time to... More 

Thank nickolas P
Chorley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Nichol End many times always great. Especially the fresh scones well priced and good service definitely worth a visit.

Thank H_B10_10
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here every time we visit the lakes. Friendly relaxed service and food portions generous. Try the pizza if you are hungry or the enormous scones, they will not disappoint.

Thank MoiMoi1968
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice cafe. Friendly staff. Good food. But i think the layout of the cafe needs improvement. When we first walked in all tables were occupied except one pushdd into a corner which was impossible to have access to. Then we realised there was another room through a door where ee sat down.

Thank Oz_Wallasey_Uk
Workington, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place we had visited before the floods, now with the cafe upstairs, has lovely views over the lake. A few good choices, we went for the pea & ham soup, not what we expected but it was really nice, came served with a warm crusty baguette. Just the job on a very cold day. We will definitely call... More 

Thank Fussyteam
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you only stop off at one place when out walking around Derwent Water make it Nichol End Marine. Long opening hours, excellent food (scones to die for), friendly staff and modern décor should make it a go to place for all visitors to the area - walkers have no excuse not to partake. Lots of nice places in the... More 

Thank d0rsetb0b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Been dropping by since about 1990 so this is probably overdue. Artisan coffee served hot and slabs of trademark scone hacked from a huge tray. My wife recommends the soup.

Thank OliveTree17
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My partner and I visited this cafe with friends on New Years Eve afternoon after a short walk. We've visited on a number of occasions but this was the first time since the cafe has recently moved upstairs. The views of Derwentwater are great and the food as good as ever. The choice of tray bakes are very good at... More 

Thank dcarr50
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Returned to Nicol End Marine cafe yesterday. Scones and hot chocolate were delicious, the scones are like a meal in themselves. This is a comfortable, unpretentious cafe with spectacular views. The staff are helpful and pleasant too. Will be back again soon.

Thank WaveyLoz50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 12
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England (Formerly nichol end marine)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73082
CAFE: The cafe is undergoing refurbishment this winter after severe flooding in December 2015. We are trying to ensure that as a minimum tea, coffee and loos are available for bertholders, members and passing walkers. BOAT HIRE AND TUITION Is still available but is very much dependent on the weather conditions on the day. MOORINGS Moorings are available for the 2016 season. KESWICK LAUNCH Is unable to call at Nichol End at the moment due to damaged jetties. We can offer a shuttle service to and from Keswick on one of our boats to connect in with Keswick Launch. This is weather dependent and on demand. WORKSHOP The workshop was also flooded and we are only accepting small engine repairs at present. See our facebook page for updates. We are doing our very best to reopen and resume our full service for Easter 2016.

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