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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Walked from Keswick centre to Nichol End Marina. A lovely walk but was glad when I arrived at the marina cafe. Roger (jolly Roger) welcomed me in and was so helpful and friendly. It was quiet as the season is coming to an end. I...had an oat milk coffee and a raisin sticky toffee scone. It was so big! Put half in a bag to take home. Plenty of choice of scones all fresh and looking delicious. Prices were so reasonable. Roger then gave me a ride in his boat across Derwent Water. He’s such a nice man. It made my day to find a gem of a place. Would def recommend if in the area. Will return and try out the boating/canoeing etc next year.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

a fantastic marina who put customer experience and value for money as a priority. staff very friendly and accommodating. the outside hot shower is amazing and has a view to die for. thank you

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Absolutely fantastic time hiring kayaks! Suzanne and team were incredibly helpful and gave us some local recommendations - even saw a kingfisher catch a fish. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

We rented kayaks here. Derwentwater is a beautiful lake with various “beaches” for walking around. The people at Nichol’s were friendly and efficient. There is also a nice little cafe on-site.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

Called in for a coffee after a short journey from Keswick. Had originally stopped at the Chalet in Portinscale but had walked away due to very rude staff. Glad we did, the service,coffee and location ,not to mention the views were excellent. Thankyou

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022

We walked round from Keswick to Nichol End to have a pizza for lunch only to find that the kitchen has been closed since lockdown. However we did have a couple of their stupendous scones instead. They were very generous and and the service was...very friendly. They have been badly affected by the fact that the launches haven't stopped there for 3 years which seems a real shame.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 September 2022

Went at dinner time to find they only do cake and drinks, so had cheese and fruit scones the cheese tasted quite nice but the texture was really heavy and stodgy,the fruit was slightly better but still not right. The other reviews praise there scones...so perhaps we just unlucky but very disappointing especially for the price.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022 via mobile

I'm reviewing two aspects, the cafe and the paddleboarding session. I booked a 1.5 hour paddleboarding session for my husband and myself, it's something I've always wanted to try. What can I say except it was just fantastic. Lovely helpful staff from start to finish,...they gave us tips and answered all of our questions before we began, as an unfit 51 year old, I really didn't expect to do well, I even braved standing up and once my jelly legs firmed up, I really enjoyed being out on the water, did I fall in? hell yeah, could I get back on the board, nope! Had to swim to shallower water, but boy it was just so much fun, could have easily stayed on for longer, we were both actually sad when it ended. Such great value too £20 each for 1.5hrs including wet suit and parking permit. We will both be back in the future. We also stopped off in the cafe beforehand as we were very early. We were met with the most bubbly and friendliest girl we have ever met, she was lovely, she had plats and red ribbons in her her, which we had asked her name, she said she was the messiest waitress ever, such a credit to the company, I hope she sees this, she obviously loves her job. We shared the biggest scone ever. I had a huge pot of tea and my husband described his flat white as the best he's ever drank, complains that they normally go cold too quick, he also loved the scone. We are lucky that we only live in Carlisle so we be visiting again. Thank you for a perfect experience.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022

Stumbled upon this place and boy am I glad I did. Great pot of tea looking out over the lake and one of the best home made scones I have ever tasted, can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

Had a lovely day on the water thanks to Nichol End Marine, took our own canoe and kayak so although we didn't use their hire facilities is was great value for money £6 per boat to park and launch. Staff were very helpful and friendly,...lovely cafe and facilities. Well done.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022

Great service, equipment advice and approach t safety . Very friendly staff and good changing facilities make this a hassle free enjoyable must do in the lakes

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022

Natasha responded to my enquiry very quickly and out of hours. James and another lady sorry forgot your name ( 1st day at work) were really helpful getting us sorted with wetsuits etc. It was a very windy day so James gave extra instructions on...where the best places to avoid the wind would be. Good advice to stay in your groups as one of our group capsized and needed help from the rest of the group. Roger was out on the lake looking after another party. Our 2nd time here and we'll be back again next year. Scones and coffee afterwards a welcome treat.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

We stopped here on a walk around Derwentwater, what a lovely little cafe this was. Served by the nicest young man. The scones must be legendary ~ so light, fresh, huge and absolutely delicious. Choice of scones (plain, fruit, cherry and cheese) had a choice...of jam too, served with a cake fork which was a really nice touch. Pot of tea came with a pot of hot water. We could not fault this little cafe. We sat outside in covid secure seating area with lovely views over Derwentwater. Clean toilets too. Excellent!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

We booked online the day before visiting and the process was very easy. We parked near Keswick and walked along the Cumbrian way to get there. On arrival we had a great welcome, they checked us in and showed us where to go. We had...a double canoe so didn’t need wetsuits but these were provided where needed, as were life vests. We were given an overview of the boat and where we could moor along the lake if we wanted to and set off. It was a great experience and on arriving back there was a changing area to get out of wet clothes. I just wish I was staying closer to the lake as I would have definitely returned.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2021

We did stand up paddle boarding, Canoeing and tubing, all of which were well organised, with great instructors.

Date of visit: August 2021
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