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Orton Scar Cafe

Silver Yard | Penrith, Orton CA10 3RQ, England
+44 15396 24421
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (16 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
“tray bakes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Silver Yard | Penrith, Orton CA10 3RQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in Orton for the farmers' market and wanted somewhere for a sit down lunch rather than snacking on the bits and pieces we'd bought. This cafe is in a nice building, light and airy, with a selection of magazines, a toy area, and...More

Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wasn't going to stop in Orton but saw the café on our way through the village, we had a pot of tea for two and a piece of cake which was nice, the staff were friendly and it is a nice café to stop...More

Thank MinnieM1928
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Decided to visit due to good reviews and the lack of too much else in the area. It to clearly very popular with walkers and was pretty full by the time we left. Cakes looked good and a good selection although we didn't try them....More

Thank Lisa E
Kate P, Owner at Orton Scar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and in answer to the pickle in a pot we do this as over the years people like to put on there sandwiches as much or as little as they want.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and 2 friends went to Cumbria for the weekend and booked in for an afternoon tea. The cafe was so lovely, clean and had a homely feel to it. The staff were so welcoming, friendly and couldn’t do enough for us throughout our visit....More

Thank bethleigh1995
Kate P, Owner at Orton Scar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you ladies I hope to see you all again the next time you are on your holidays

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Great VFM and wholesome food - not far from Cumbrian Colditz (Shap Wells Hotel) a must - the caffe that is not the hotel.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We love coming to this cafe which serves one of the best gluten free cakes to be had. Their Lemon drizzle or Lime drizzle cakes are great with a lovely pot of tea and our guests have told us the ‘normal’ cakes are good too!

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Visited last week for a pot of tea and a slice of Bakewell tart which was home baked both moist and tasty, promised to bring my wife on next visit which was this morning for breakfast en route to Carlisle. Both ordered the large all...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Visited here earlier in the year, and thought we must have just been on a bad day. We drive past here regularly so thought we would give a second chance. (May, 2018) Coffee was lovely, gluten free offering poor, but at least there was some...More

Thank rosies21
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

After good reviews my wife, mum in law and I visited, the lady said there was a 15 minute wait on food. 45 - 50minutes later our food arrived. Although roll was good it wasn't worth an extra 30-35minute wait. The chocolate milkshakes were okay...More

1  Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch. On arrival it was busy, we were told food would be 10-15 minute wait which we were happy with. We ordered three filled Rolls. After 45 minutes the food arrived. By that point we were ready to leave. They did apologise...More

1  Thank Jeanette L
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31 August 2016|
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Response from TripMember03312015 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure dogs will be allowed outside it is popular with walkers and bikers. I cant remember seeing any dogs the day I was there but such a lot of cafes do allow them. If you are anywhere else in the area The Mill Yard Cafe... More
20 June 2016|
Response from Kate P | Property representative |
It's £12.99 per person and 24hr notice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silver Yard | Penrith, Orton CA10 3RQ, England (Formerly Silver Yard Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Orton
  • Phone Number: +44 15396 24421
  • E-mail
Located in the village of Orton, surrounded by quiet country lanes and beautiful scenery, ideal for fantastic cycling opportunities. Serving fresh food and drink, from cakes and traybakes, sandwiches, soup, to sausage/bacon buns and a whole range of hot meals, all made in-house using locally-sourced ingredients. Garden seating available, plus cycle rack and pump.
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