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Boat landing, Grasmere LA22 9PX, England
+44 15394 35060
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Walk on by!

A very disappointing visit to an idyllic location (although they are plentiful in the Lake... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
Walk on...there's defintely something better round the corner!

Guided by previous reviews, we foolishly discounted many other lovely refreshment options in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Woking, United Kingdom
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World famous tea and coffee garden with romantic rowing boats for hire on the shore of gentle Grasmere.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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Boat landing, Grasmere LA22 9PX, England
+44 15394 35060
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very disappointing visit to an idyllic location (although they are plentiful in the Lake District). Poor facilities, a narrow range of expensive snacks and drinks, extremely slow service and a stroppy and unhelpful manager. £20 an hour for a rowing boat is not cheap,...More

1  Thank robtipping
faerymere, Owner at Faeryland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our scones and cakes are superb - our choice of teas, coffees and soft drinks legendary. Our rowing boats priced in line with other boats on other meres in the Lake District. Opinions vary...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guided by previous reviews, we foolishly discounted many other lovely refreshment options in Grasmere. We lived to regret this: a few hours of our precious holiday we'll not get back again! Yes, it's a really fantastic location BUT we were so, so disappointed by the...More

1  Thank dreynell
faerymere, Owner at Faeryland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

On a particularly busy day (which on the day of your visit it was...) we simply don't have the option of swapping over children in boats ad hoc. Another boat was available to enable all your party to enjoy boating at the same time but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I, upon booking our trip to the Lakes a few weeks ago, had discussed going on a boat on one of the smaller lakes. When we were out yesterday (28/5/17) for a walk around Grasmere we discovered a little hidden gem among...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife have never visited the lake district so my wife booked us afternoon tea at a hotel in Grasmere. We thought we would make a day of it so I looked into local attractions and activities and Faeryland popped up. We arrived...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Came here in the pouring rain and had a beautiful afternoon tea and scones. So peaceful with beautiful scenery and excellent staff!

2  Thank Beth R
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I dont understand the bad reviews about this place. I was actually interested if the owner is so rude as some people say and wanted to meet him. Great guy! He explained everything about the lake and handling the boat and safety rules. The whole...More

1  Thank Števo Š
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were passing this place after walking around the two lakes and we had almost reached the end of the journey at Grasmere. The sign saying that tea was served there was too much of a temptation. And what a selection of fascinating teas. We...More

1  Thank MGO_12
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Before heading around Grasmere you come across this little cafe. It has a beautiful setting with boats to hire if you fancy a little exercise. The barista was pleasant and the coffee ok. The view was worth the stay.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This was our final destination after a great day in Grasmere. Lovely afternoon tea with fresh scones clotted cream and jam. Very friendly people and nice China tea sets. A good pot of real tea with tea strainer!!! Everything was fabulous. Views were lovely and...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A peaceful beauty spot and the coffee is brilliant. I have read in earlier reviews about people saying staff and signs were rude but it's just a small business trying to survive and I consider eating a picnic in a cafe ruder than signs that...More

Thank Luke S
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Hi, we are looking to come next April and wondered if it is possible to pre-book the boats as we are a large group? Gemma
19 May 2016|
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Response from emeraldandgold | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gemma, Im sorry but I really don't know. Can you call the company? Hope you have a lovely trip. Best Wishes