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64 Market Street, Ulverston LA12 7LT, England
+44 1229 587564
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 05:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 05:00
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So good we visited twice in one day! Tea cakes and tea then lunch and more tea. Lunch was very popular but helpful waitress suggested return in 20 minutes which was successful. Would definitely visit again.

Thank PJay56
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited and had a vegan BLT - amazing with smoked tofu and mayo - loved it Lots of other options available for vegans. Also have lots of different teas- freshly brewed. -attached to the cafe is a shop selling vegan groceries - great selection

Thank chez09
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Vegan and vege options were awesome Nice little place attached to a cool shop selling vege vegan food and tea stuff Would eat here again..

Thank Timboonline
Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint, interesting surroundings in attractive market town, staff pleasant, helpful and efficient. Crowded tables, broad selection of food and drinks, scone stale and jam tasteless.

Thank lakesue
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for tea and cake. Small tea room there's an upstairs too. Good quality proper tea pleasant service bit pricey.

Thank denise m
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to this fascinating shop / tea room for drink & snack break whilst shopping in town. The aroma from the shop's supply of tea & coffee products is tempting & the quality & choice of meals, snacks & drinks enough for any taste. StFf are courteous and efficient. Well worth a visit.

Thank Esp_Travell
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the afternoon tea, uninteresting sandwiches, one choice of cake that was soggy and too large. The scones were dry as was the cream, couldn't decipher between the jam flavours...friendly service and lovely inside.. May try the savoury dishes if I went again...

Thank Kazzylealt
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled here because we had seen it on TV and it looked very attractive. It's a shame because the place looks so nice and the concept of an old fashioned tea shop is great. The service was fine but the food was not good. Stale overly sweet scone; dried up clotted cream and red jam that you couldn't tell... More 

1 Thank Lovemydaysout
Annan, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reason for visiting Ulverston was to see Gillam's tearoom/shop since seeing it recently on TV -it was as small as expected, good service and excellent cheese scones were enjoyed, various types of tea were for sale and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the place from the shopkeeper behind the counter (he may have been the owner)

Thank stronbae
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visited for lunch, three of us. Tables down stairs and up. I had the rarebit with a local cheese, served in a little pot with side salad. Very tasty. We all had coffee and cakes, lovely selection. The service was very pleasant young people but a little slow. They were advertising for more staff so this must have been recognised.... More 

1 Thank CUMB2525

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Market Street, Ulverston LA12 7LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Ulverston
  • Phone Number: +44 1229 587564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?