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Mae's Tea Room & Gallery

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The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
+44 16973 71369
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I admit a bias here, my daughter and I got to know Mark 7 years ago when we were painting in Caldbeck. Anyway we finished up with paintings in the gallery section of Mae's and have visited many times over the years. The food is unfailingly good and the coffee excellent, he carries a wide choice of bottled ales and... More 

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1 Thank Philip C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We live a few miles away in Wigton so have been here countless times and are never disappointed. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere warm and the food delicious. On a cold day it's a great place to sit by the fire with a hot chocolate. The prices are very reasonable which makes things all the better. A particular highlight... More 

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2 Thank Pete & Lesley E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely tearoom with delicious meals , cakes and scones . It's nice to follow your visit with a walk around the reservoir

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2 Thank Paula H
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My husband decided to stop here for our "half way house cuppa" on our day out. The menu was varied from jacket tatties, sandwiches, Panini's etc... but no prawns :-( to my disappointment...but it didn't take me long to find the "cake" menu. There is such a large selection of cakes/tray bakes/scones that it was hard to choose only 1.... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Often go for coffee. Coffee scone with butter, clotted cream and jam cost £8 for two pople. Coffee is toppped up when empty! What's not to like. The meals are good quality and value for money and there is entertainment at the weekends, It gets busy on Sundays at lunch time so go early. The gallery on its own is... More 

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3 Thank Jingo43
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Mae's Tea Rooms is a great place to discover when in the area, friendly and welcoming. Whether for the excellent bacon sandwiches or an evening meal it's a place I will go out of my way to visit again

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3 Thank Paul C
Wigton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

It is sometime since I visited this restaurant however I believe it is still as friendly as I remember. The food is fresh and good value for money. There is a selection of arts and crafts on display at affordable prices. A good place to meet with friends for coffee or for lunch

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3 Thank Bouquet12
Morpeth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This lovely cafe is warm and welcoming. The old school house is an interesting building and doubles as a gallery. We wanted an afternoon snack and shared an delicious (and generous) coronation chicken sandwich and I couldn't resist a slice of Victoria spine, which was excellent. The higher chairs and tables enabled us to make the best of the views... More 

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3 Thank 538lynn
Bala, North Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

After walking we called in Mae's Tea Rooms & Gallery for afternoon tea, scones and Victoria Sandwich cake. It was so good we went back the next day after another walk

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Llandovery, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had a very warm welcome at Mae's. The gallery was full of interesting and varied paintings and craft works which pleasantly while away the time as we waited for our freshly made sandwiches. Thoroughly recommended for light snacks (and big main meals if you are not going for a walk!)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Uldale
  • Phone Number: +44 16973 71369
Description
With everything from teas, coffees, snacks, crafts and evening meals, to wines, beers, gifts and delicious Sunday lunch, this restored Victorian School is must for visitors to the Lake District

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?