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Grasmere Tea Gardens

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Stock Lane | Stock Lane, Grasmere LA22 9SN, England
+44 15394 35590
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family pit stop for lunch, excellent sandwiches and soup. So much so we stayed for two pieces of cake. The lemon drizzle was very nice indeed. Great location and comfortable, staff were lovely too

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Thank PeterC1981
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you for the great comments! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Certainly made all the better with cake! :). We are lucky to have a wonderful local lady in the village who makes some of our cakes, including the lemon drizzle. Hope you to see you and your family again soon for another piece! More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are great, nothings to much trouble, their homemade soups are delicious and make a great bacon sandwich. Lots of homemade cakes to choose from

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Thank Tracy B
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Tracy, Thank you for the nice comments. I'm glad you had a pleasant experience and hope you visit us again soon! More 

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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! Visited recently at low season. With one member of our party being gluten free dining out can still sometimes be a challenge. We had visited a few other cafes to be disappointed by at worst, none and at best, one GF option available (the usual brownie!). However, our question was met with a fantastic response at... More 

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Thank totallyluna
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi totallyluna, Thank you for the great review! I am so glad we could accommodate the dietary needs of your group. We understand the difficulty in finding tasty GF food, and do our best to provide lots of options. I do hope you come visit us again when the weather is warmer to enjoy sitting on the terrace! Take care... More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The soup was very average and served late. Cake was stale and the staff were very glum. Actually could be one star.

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Thank tomamoses
Grasmere_Tea_Gardens, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi tomamoses, Thank you for the candid review. I'm sorry it was not a pleasant experience for you, I assure you this does not fall in line with our usual standards of service. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

It was a beautiful day at the end of October, we sat outside on the terrace, wrapped up warm with our dog. Lovely. Here are all the good points hubby picked off the top of his head when we thought back to our visit at this gorgeous little place. Ambiance, staff, full selection from when you walked into the door,... More 

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Thank Sulkybumblebee
Grasmere_Tea_Gardens, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Sulkybumblebee, Thank you for the glowing review! We really appreciate your kind comments. I'm glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience and that we could cater to your family's needs. I hope you visit us again soon! More 

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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

went for lunch at Grasmere tea room the soup ok but the staff bit frosty but under staff the menu was a bit different not my cup o tea

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Thank Andrew R
Grasmere_Tea_Gardens, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you for the candid review. Fair enough that it was not your cup of tea, but I am surprised to hear about the "frosty" reception from our staff. It does not seem in line with our usual standard of service, so for that I apologise. More 

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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Tea Gardens menu was simple and straightforward but that is not a criticism! We were able to relax and enjoy some lunch without having to worry about our dog, who was happy to lie down and get fussed from anyone who passed. I can imagine sitting outside in the warmer weather and people watching for hours!

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Thank Lyndsay K
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Lyndsay, Thank you for the nice review. I am glad that you and your furry friend had an enjoyable experience! I hope you visit us again during warmer climate to enjoy the terrace and people watching :) More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great place fantastic to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful views of the church river and scenery. Fresh new menu very competitively priced. Excellent friendly service caters well for children. Free wifi

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1 Thank artiekellie
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi artiekellie, Thank you so much for the kind comments! I am happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. I hope you visit us again soon! More 

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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

You know when you have a mixed hungry family of all ages and they need fed?? These guys nailed it with choice (albeit simple) and the service was excellent, they know how to work the crowd. Just go there unless someone else in Grasmere delivers all round value.

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Thank Philip P
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Philip! Thanks for the great review! I am glad we could accommodate the mixed preferences of your family :) It's always nice to hear that our hard work is noticed and appreciated. I hope you visit us again the next time you're in the area! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,185 reviews
727 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

In a lovely spot with some tables overlooking the Rothay. Menu was fairly basic/limited and average value. Order at counter and sandwiches and soup appeared 2 minutes later. All tasted fine. Nice modern interior. Unisex toilets. Free wifi. Dogs welcome.

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Thank sleep007
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi sleep007, Thank you for the candid review. We keep our menu fairly simple due to the crowds and queues we get for most of the year. It's our assurance that things can be delivered quickly and fresh. I hope you visit us again the next time you're in the area. We do add speciality items on our menu over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stock Lane | Stock Lane, Grasmere LA22 9SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35590
Description
The Grasmere Tea Gardens provides a lovely respite after a long walk up the fells, or a quick enjoyable stop over for diverse coach parties. We offer an array of homemade soups, sandwiches, paninis, chilli, and jacket potatoes, as well as home baked cakes and scones. As well as a variety of teas and coffees, we serve a selection of cold beer and wine, and yummy soft serve ice-cream. Our staff provide quick and friendly service for those on a tight schedule, or beautiful views, rain or shine, from our outdoor terrace, overlooking the Grasmere Church and famous grave site of poet William Wordsworth.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?