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The Potting Shed Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, British,
Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
+44 15394 35255
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (31 reviews)
“scones” (40 reviews)
“granary bread” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to say that the food looks great but the management need to respond to whether its acceptable to have to queue 20 minutes for two coffees. No criticism of the staff but only two staff serving at servery on busy saturday afternoon is poor....More

Thank tiddlypom12345
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

On the outskirts of Grasmere. The cafe is attached to a shop . The menu covers Breakfast to 11.30am, coffee and cakes and light meals. All hot food is prepared to order. Two soups of the day available. Plenty of seating and staff very pleasant....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Called into cafe this morning after walking into grasmere Two teas, two coffees a piece of carrot cake, one scone and a piece of shortbresd approx £16 Nice enough But 4 stars as butter for scone frozen solid and so so service

Thank happytimes23
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic lunch as usual soup lovely service good clean .never disappointed here . Staff helpful .toilets clean

Thank adrianwatson65
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My husband and I went to Grasmere just for the weekend and on a Sunday afternoon, this place was the last place open where you could get anything. Well done to you for serving right up to 4.45 pm when all the other cafes were...More

Thank Ju38
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Stopped here at the end of our walk around the lakes from Ambleside. A friendly welcome awaited us with a good coffee and a piece of homemade cake to provide a suitable rest and reflection.on a good mornings walk.

Thank MarkandJulieDavis
Reviewed 15 October 2017

decide to have our evening meal here and pre- booked which was just as well as it was busy. A popular place with friendly staff and good menu choices.

Thank mhomac
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Refuge from the rain brought good food - scones, coffee, soup (red pepper and tomato) and sandwich (pastrami) were all nice. Main gripe centred around staff availability to clear tables, clean surrounding areas, and maintain toilets, during busy spells. Took the shine off an otherwise...More

Thank coh8
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We popped in for lunch. Sandwiches were decent and substantial. Soup was generous and very good but needed more accompanying bread. Overall, things are good but a bit pricey, even by Grasmere standards

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I visited the restaurant as a coffee/cake stop on a day out in Grasmere. The gift shop was lovely and enjoyed the stunning maple trees in the grounds.

Thank Louise2902
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35255
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