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Granny Dowbekin's

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Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
09:00 - 17:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in for breakfast two sausage sarnies, a tea and a coffee - Excellent and one sarnie would probably have been enough for the two of us!! Great service, friendly and efficient - Loved it!

Thank Mark L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

called in for a quick lunch whilst touring the lakes for 2 days with my american friend. Friendly staff and helpfull and the food was good too. It was very busy and had to wait for a table to be cleared but that is to be expected at a busy time and as it was October we did not want... More 

Thank Christine S
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service. Friendly staff. Loved the dogs bag also for my furry friend. My only negative would be that it's the first place where they didn't pay attention how and when to serve particular foods. I've received my soup and main course and desert all in one go. By the time I took them in order, most of... More 

Thank TSowi
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you park in Pooley Bridge I would recommend you visit Granny Dowbekin's. We had coffee and cake which was delicious. It is a very cheerful place whatever the weather (it was fine weather when we visited), and very welcoming after several miles walking around the Lakes.

Thank Steve031001
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous lunch with friends. The food was delicious. Can't wait to come back and try something else from the menu especially the cakes!

Thank Nicola R
York, United Kingdom
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

-cafe in central PB -pleasant decor -good menu-including breakfast choices -friendly staff -this venue will undoubtedly be very busy in peak season -highly recommended

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here with my Son for a cheeky breakfast while girls were pony trekking. Fantastic breakfasts. My son had a sausage sandwich and I had the mini breakfast which were both delicious. Good value to. Highly recommended.

Thank jlo12
Wing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to eat, friendly staff, nice location and the breakfast was excellent - just what we needed before our long journey home! Dog friendly too which was a bonus!

Thank mthab2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice indeed Great location and very good food my Chicken and leek pie was tremendous with tasty gravy and chips done just right, my wife's cheese and chutney toaster again was very tasty, nice location next to bridge new seating

Thank Justin C
Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly tearoom which also allows dogs in. Staff very helpful and we had both lunch and later in the week, a cup of tea and cake after a long walk round the lake. Food was excellent and in particular, the Pooley ginger bridges. Service was very prompt too considering the number of people.

Thank Debbie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
Granny Dowbekin's is a traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. In the summer we are open every day from 9am and take last orders for food at 7pm. 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?