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Granny Dowbekin's

Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (90 reviews)
“cake” (62 reviews)
“club sandwich” (24 reviews)
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British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Service was terrible a lot of young children looking very scared of their manager. The food was nice but was missing half The ingredients to make a full English breakfast. I did also notice a lot of staff members unsure of where the food was...More

2  Thank jrdaviesuk
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there. I am extremely sorry to hear that you were so disappointed by your visit. As you will see from our many fantastic reviews, it is incredibly unusual for us to receive such criticism, so we are taking it very seriously. We do employ...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just visited Granny Dowbekin’s for lunch and was so impressed with everything. We arrived in the middle of the lunchtime rush, no tables were available inside, so was offered to take a drink outside while a table become available, we waited no longer than 10...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, great bacon butties and a welcome warm and a cosy escape from the damp weather. We dropped in for a quick chat with our group in order to plan our day, staff were nice and we got a very nice table in the...More

Thank KJP543
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a trip to the lake district. We were close to Pooley Bridge so we decided to try this café. What a find. We returned each day as the food was fabulous (the Cumberland sausage is to die for) and the service is...More

Thank sueb7777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for afternoon tea after a walk Great food, friendly service and dog friendly. What more could you ask?

Thank Clive U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Granny Dowbekins every time we come to the lake District and it has recently changed the layout inside and it looks fantastic whilst maintaining the great food, service and drink it has always had. me and my wife always come here from the...More

Thank rayzor014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by during a wander through the area. We decided on afternoon tea for two.... not for the faint hearted. There was enough food to feed a small army. Everything was well presented and very tasty. Numerous finger sandwiches with lots of different fillings...More

Thank 788Jay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Pooley bridge on holiday so popped into Granny Dowbekin's a few times for a coffee. Also enjoyed the breakfast menu with toast, great fresh cakes on offer. Good friendly service and not too expensive.

Thank bryanjustin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 3 times during our week in Pooley Bridge - breakfast, coffee and lunch on different days. Consistently great food and service. Fantastic garden overlooking the river and lovely inside too. Dog friendly inside and out. They serve soya milk and do great veggie...More

Thank Meskilli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pooley bridge has a good selection of places to eat. Food at granny d's was really good - can recommend the scones!

Thank dizzyUae
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2 April 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Property representative |
Hi Yes it's best to as we cannot guarantee you a table otherwise. You can call or email to reserve and we will hold the table for 15 mins Best wishes Colin
14 August 2015|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but I don't know what time they open They also cater for vegetarians & also serve gluten free Hope this is of some help to you.
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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, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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