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Mae's Tea Room & Gallery

The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
+44 16973 71369
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (28 reviews)
“cake” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a beautiful little village, Mae's tea room is well worth a visit. We went for lunch, plenty of choice. We settled on a prawn sandwich, pork and stuffing batch, cheese sandwich and finished with a lemon drizzle cake, Victoria sponge and a scoop...More

3  Thank ashlea_kitty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place to stop. We were cycling the coast to coast ride from Whitehaven to Robin Hood's bay and had struggled for a few miles to find a good place to stop for lunch so it was mid afternoon by the time we...More

3  Thank stephen167
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were staying locally in Ireby we got a recommendation to go to Mae's. The location and building are beautiful - an old converted school that has lost none of the charm. There are plenty of parking spots on site or nearby and toilets...More

3  Thank Terran N
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited for morning coffee & scones, which were as usual superb.This restaurant provides food & service of a consistently high standard in beautifully renovated surroundings of great character.

4  Thank RDB_MB
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We popped in for Sunday lunch and had a great meal, don’t expect fast food but expect good food. The young staff were amazing and if the weather is good sit outside on the raised area with spectacular views.

3  Thank Fauldsian
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Popped in for lunch in what feels like an old school. There was a limited range but the food was tasty. Thankfully the place is well sign posted otherwise I am not sure I would have found it. Inside is some artwork for sale but...More

1  Thank david h
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Stopped here after our lakes distillery tour and a walk around Bassenthwaite Lake. It is a lovely old school converted to a tea room and gallery. Great portions and good tea. You can also have meals and Sunday lunch here. Well worth a visit with...More

2  Thank tnor5
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great little tea room in the middle of nowhere, lovely lunch menu.. and the cakes were yummy. :) Would definitely return, curry night on the 3rd August looks good too.

1  Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Found this tea room on tripadvisor when looking for dog friendly places to eat. Set in a former school house this tea room serves some lovely food and cakes. Staff were very friendly.

2  Thank foppsman
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We accidentally stumbled upon this delightful former school on our way to Carlisle from Keswick. Delicious food, we had soup with lovely homemade bread. Having seen the Ploughmans may opt fpe that next time. Also selection of lovely crafts for sale.

2  Thank Orrien
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Uldale
  • Phone Number: +44 16973 71369
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With everything from teas, coffees, snacks, crafts and evening meals, to wines, beers, gifts and delicious Sunday lunch, this restored Victorian School is must for visitors to the Lake District
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