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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%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (81 reviews)
“club sandwich” (18 reviews)
“lemon cake” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:30All hours
British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely tea room with seating inside and a large seating area outside right next to the bridge. There was a huge variety on the menu but we just chose to have a light lunch. The sandwiches and soup were tasty and the...More

Thank Kath1722
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great cafe in Pooley Bridge - we visited after wandering around Aira Force and again later in the week of our holiday. Lovely garden - didn't go inside - overlooking the river. Great service and lovely food and drinks. Well worth a visit. One draw...More

Thank andyward1967
Reviewed 2 days ago

After hours of travelling from Northamptonshire to the lakes we were in serious need of caffeine and cake. We stumbled across Granny Dowbekins after an impromptu visit to Pooley Bridge. After explaining our urgent need for cake we were taken over to the impressive cake...More

Thank sb52015
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed two lunchtimes at Granny Dowbekin's while on holiday at Ullswater. The first was on a beautiful sunny day and we ate outside under the much appreciated shade of the parasol. The food was brilliant - 2X Ullswater fry, a Ploughman's lunch and a...More

Thank Deb1302015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Scrumptious afternoon tea, very pleasant surroundings, efficient and helpful staff. Highly recommended. The only thing we needed, and it is a picky thing with absolutely no bearing on the quality of food and service or the enjoyment was a teacosy to keep the tea warmer!

Thank mintonmrskatem
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went twice during our week's holiday. Each time after a good walk so appreciated the outdoor seating for our dogs and the quick friendly service was great. Food is amazing too.

Thank SamPass
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having looked at what was on offer at the local pubs we then checked Granny Dowbekins it was a great find. We had a very enjoyable lunch with local bottled ale and my wife a wine. Freshly made cheese sandwich with local pickle and loads...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn't the only eatery in Pooley Bridge but it is the best. It's not huge (which is nice) and right next to the bridge, where you can watch everything. The menu is everything people want to eat after walking the fells, not fancy food...More

Thank artymike
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a party of four and a dog, and sat outside near the river and the temporary bridge. Two of the party had the soup and roll and one had the carrot cake and I had the club sandwich and soup. My husband...More

Thank Kath00000007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Pooley Bridge many of times and have always said we nee to visit this little place but we didn't until our last visit in June. We were with my partners parents and they decided to go there one morning for breakfast....More

Thank Jacqui G
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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
14 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$16
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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
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
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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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