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Granny Dowbekin's

Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (120 reviews)
“cake” (82 reviews)
“club sandwich” (32 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:30 Hours
British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic menu and customer service and the best value doggy bags ever. We loved everything about this place and fabulous surroundings. A real gem.

Thank Marty K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was it the lure of the Lakes that drew us near? Or was it per-chance a sirens whistle unto us? I still ponder but offer; this place is fantastic! I ordered the big breakfast and got something that would burst a hipppopotamusesses belly. I thought...More

Thank JudeDudes
Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely tea room on the edge of the river in pooley bridge, good selection of cakes and other items on the menu, we have a lovely afternoon tea and a breakfast here during our stay and they were both wonderful! very friendly staff and good...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A tasty full English and generous portion size the cakes looked amazing but I couldn't eat another bite , very clean cafe with a good menu something for everyone, the only down side was that service was quite slow

Thank Anneka H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After 5 hours driving up, we used this as a lunch stop on our way to Scotland. Welcoming of the German shepherd and they sell doggie treats and offer a water bowl :) the food is delicious and I recommend the chicken, ham and leak...More

Thank Maps658828
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped for a coffee whilst waiting for the steamer and had a cheese scone each.could have shared as they were a generous size but we would have squabbled as they were delicious.staff freindly, great location , highly recommend

Thank fairway15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't go inside as it was a sunny day and the cafe has a largeish terrace running down to the river. The cheese and chive scones were fresh, light and full of flavour. They're quite substantial, and really two people could share one - except...More

Thank SeafoodQueen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a coffee and a hot chocolate here, lovely place and dog friendly. Didn't order food so can't comment on that. Free WiFi and they do doggie bags with treats for your dogs for £1.50. Will definitely call in again if we're out that way...More

Thank 555hailey84
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last morning we visted Granny Dowbekin's and ordered 2 of the Ullswater breakfast along with a large cappuccino. Well the cappuccino came in the largest mug and was really good. The breakfast seemed to lag a bit behind but it was well worth...More

Thank bebbersmu3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling back from Edinburgh to Bolton with our granddaughters and we were all getting hungry. Rather than stopping at a motorway services I looked on trip advisor for recommended eatery’s near Penrith. I chose Granny Dowbekins because of the reviews - what a...More

1  Thank Susan M
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13 August 2018|
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Response from Tom G |
There is wheelchair access in all areas except one.
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Very! The lady loved our golden retriever.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86453
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Granny Dowbekin's is a traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. Breakfast, main meals and homemade cakes and scones are served all day. We always offer a selection of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options as part of the menu as well as smaller portions for children and those with smaller appetites. For our full menu and prices please have a look at our website. We welcome walkers, cyclists and well behaved dogs. Bookings for groups of up to 40 persons are welcome. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed to serve alcohol from 12pm when accompanied by food. Free wifi is available.
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