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THE OLD SAWMILL TEASHOP

Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
+44 17687 74317
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (30 reviews)
“cheese scone” (6 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
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Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Visited with my Son after a rain soaked hike over Skiddaw. Cosy environment, great tea and fantastic caramel shortbread slice. Just what we needed!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Scenic644121
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Went in twice first for a warm drink before going for a walk and then again on return to the car. Prices average for the area and not too expensive

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ian L
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Good selection of hot and cold foods, great selection of cakes and scones. Pleasant surroundings, friendly staff and they took time to answer queries about walks in the area too. Recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lakesue
Reviewed 17 September 2018

After a walk round Dodd Wood we popped in to The Old Sawmill for a drink. There are tables both outside and inside where the ambience is comfortable and warm. We only went in for a drink but after seeing the food we had homemade...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WonkyWabbit
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This isn't a huge cafe so in peak times I imagine it won't be able to accommodate demand but fortunately we got a table. I was attracted by the welsh rarebit muffin. Although nice, in hindsight £6.50 for a posh cheese on toast (albeit with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ECBSheffield
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Nice location, nice staff, nice coffee but spoilt by ridiculously small portion of blackcurrant crumble slice - just one thin 1 1/2” square for £2.50! Grossly overpriced.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank KJW_Danbury
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for years as part of our Lakes holiday trip to Dodd. Always reliable for lunch and afternoon tea. Lovely place in all weathers. Nice selection of cakes. Friendly staff. And a great pit-stop after a long trail to Dodd summit.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Climber359602
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in after a visit to Dodd Wood and Mirehouse, mainly to placate the children and slake a thirst due to the hot weather, so I don't think we did it justice - would love to return for a full meal. What we did have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PeteCriddle
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This little cafe, situated just at the start/finish of a lovely walk through Dodd wood and to the osprey viewing point, is perfect for those seeking a rest and a bit of refuelling after their exertions. Serving a tasty range of food, snacks an drinks,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Located just by the Mirehouse and in the car park for the Dodds Wood osprey project, this was a great place to stop for coffee and cake - we did so twice during our week in the lakes. The cakes and other food were excellent,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Huntingdon1701
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Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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View, 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
Description
Opposite "The Mirehouse" in Car Park at entrance to woodland walks and Birdlife Observation area called "Dodds Wood".
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