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Mae's Tea Room & Gallery

The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
+44 16973 71369
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (22 reviews)
“cherry cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
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The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and I visited the tea room for a cup of tea and cake. As it was around 4pm and they were closing at 4.30pm we had the whole place to ourselves! The ladies that served us were really friendly and attentive, making sure...More

2  Thank Suze S
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous cafe, with lovely homemade food. Lovely friendly service and a great cuppa. Highly recommend.

1  Thank helen c
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

What a surprise to find such good cooking out here in the middle of nowhere. Tasty, chilli chicken curry with perfect wild rice, little herby naan breads and chutney. Brilliant. Splendid road ham ploughman’s with lovely springy, tasty home made bread. Good scone with excellent...More

3  Thank paul e
Reviewed 2 November 2017

With its high ceiling and large windows, this tea room and gallery still looks like the Victorian school building it originally was. Although I'd not been there before, most of my companions had, and they recommended the scones with our afternoon tea. Mine was still...More

2  Thank 785ian
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Once we found this little treasure! I was staggered by its ambiance and displays of local art and crafts. It is an old Victorian school which has been re vamped into a lovely little restaurant by a couple of people who clearly care about the...More

1  Thank Patti A
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Lovely place to have a drink, snack or lunch. Homemade food, excellent delicious scones, cakes and flapjacks. They also had a gluten free homemade cherry cake. We had a special - hot roast pork & apple sandwiches, just £3.95.Delicious! there were lots of other specials,...More

1  Thank Hilary R
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Today was our third visit to Mae's and it didn't disappoint. We took our afternoon tea on the terrace and the view was breath-taking as were the scones and cakes. Staff were lovely including Mark the owner. On previous visits we've stopped off for coffee...More

2  Thank shoogal123
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Red bush tea and fruit scones! Oh my word! Warm scones with butter that melts and cream that also melts and raspberry jam with pips all make for a disgustingly naughty treat. So much so, we had to clean the mess off the table before...More

2  Thank Kris E
Reviewed 23 August 2017

These tea rooms are hidden away in an old school building in the village of Uldale. We had lunch there and considered the food to be of a high standard. The building also serves as an art gallery for local artists and is worth visiting...More

1  Thank Jerry22131
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Food outstanding plus excellent service. Good range of snacks or lunchtime meals. Formerly a school and you can almost see the little ones at their desks. Well worth a visit if you are in this part of Cumberland

2  Thank 190brianp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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