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Tea Room at The Watermill

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Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
+44 1768 881523
Thu - Tue 10:30 - 16:00
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Our walking group went for our afternoon cuppa after our walk . We gave notice as we were a large group so there would be plenty of scones and soup for anyone that needed. I had taken my sandwich on the walk so just had a latte and some tea bread which was lovely and moist I think it was... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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574 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Called in here after a 6.6 mile walk around Lacys Caves and long meg. Very quaint, not too big inside, does not have much of a food menu, but does have a good range of cakes... but what you do get is 100% organic and very tasty, and well presented. Yes it is expensive, especially some of the smaller meals.... More 

2 Thank alisdair t
Beverley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This little gem was a welcome watering hole after our walk. Lemon cake was delicious and the tea was a good brew. The lady who served as could not have been more helpful and sad willing to share one of her recipes

1 Thank Trish A
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

With its bright pink walls and royal blue window frames you cannot miss the Watermill. We came across this lovely place on a hiking tour. It's one of those places that gets everything right as it is it's simple and authentic. Everything here is home baked and incredibly tasty and delicious, made with flour produced by the adjacent mill. You... More 

Thank Happygolightly1
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Visited with small group of walkers. Previous experience had been OK although pricey, but it was a hot day and we were in need of refreshment. 11.45am and no scones ready, soup served lukewarm, staff less than enthusiastic. Prices now higher to the point of outrageous - cheese on toast and coffee £9, soup which was sent back to be... More 

1 Thank tonylains43
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Not visited for a while but was in the area and knew the watermill had been up for sale a while back so decided to see what was different. Nothing had really changed. More car parking at back but still the same quaint quirky tearoom I had always liked. Sometimes it is nice to find things familiar. Had delicious broccoli... More 

1 Thank maizedaisy
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Had cauliflower and Loch Arthur cheese soup which was mouthwatering good. Everything made here is vegetarian, organic and fresh. The bread that was served with the soup was made from flour ground at the mill and there was four different types, all of which were delicious. Unfortunately we were too full to try any of the cakes which were on... More 

1 Thank BrianK911
Lake District, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We stopped off for tea and scones. The scones are home made and excellent. There is also a tempting range of home made cakes.

1 Thank Lakeland130
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

My first visit since the property changed hands. Still making and selling flour of lots of interesting varieties. Still vegetarian, which is a pity in Cumbria where the climate and mountains suggest animals to be the green choice. Never mind. And the lovely hens have been relocated out of sight to make a bigger car park (and I was told... More 

1 Thank cumbrianomad
Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Excellent food and service, well done. Great wee stop to have a cup of tea. thank you to the new owners for maintaining it and not changing things.

1 Thank CJ1H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, British, Soups
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 881523
Welcome to The Watermill, where everything you eat or drink has been produced by organic or biodynamic farmers and growers. They are all very dedicated, growing and making everything with great care, and we think you’ll find it shows in the delicious taste and quality of our food.

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