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Temporary Measure - CLOSED

74 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5DX, England
+44 17687 75254
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
13 Dec 2014
“Walk on by”
22 Nov 2014
“Potentially a lovely experience ruined by dire service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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74 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5DX, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I'm a Northerner, now living in East Anglia. I often visit the Lake District, and stay just outside Keswick in Braithwaite. Every time I visit the area I stock up on lovely cards from Temporary Measure. Make time to talk to Emma and her mum,...More

1  Thank PeterandAndrea
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

thank you very much indeed peter and/or andrea! lovely of you to write such a nice things and we hope we see you again soon :)

Reviewed 6 November 2013

Love love love this place best pot tea ever cakes to die for quirky furniture and great staff keep it up guys this place is unique and definitely will be back with the family next year

1  Thank antt69
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

thank you! really, really kind of you to write so nicely about us, you are too kind and we hope we see you again very soon :)

Reviewed 6 November 2013

Right that's it! I have decided to have a moan about a place that we have enjoyed every year as a family when we visit the lakes. When presented with an inane, idiotic and bouncy person who trills have "a nice day" in my as...More

2  Thank ElFidget
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

okay so we'll make you a deal, if you keep coming back then we'll make sure that you always get your cake first so that you get a good head start. agreed? thanks for your lovely review :)

Reviewed 4 November 2013

Found this on our first afternoon in Keswick and returned the next day as the coffee and cakes were so good we wanted to try more. Indeed the hot chocolate was perfection on a very wet Saturday morning. All the cakes etc looked delicious and...More

3  Thank Youngatheart6248
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

thank you ever so much for choosing to spend your wet saturday with us and for taking the time to write so nicely about it! next time we'll get you knitting :) thank you.

Reviewed 3 November 2013

Picture this, it's cold and ever so slightly damp. A long drive from Derbyshire has just finished. Sustenance is required. So where else would we go in Keswick but the fabulous Temporary Measure? We snuggled down into our seats, and proceeded to take far too...More

4  Thank SoosanP
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

oooh i like this story, it has a suspenseful beginning and a happy ending. and cake. you are now our Official Writer Of Excellent Stories, i would like to say that this merely an honorary title with very few responsibilities, but it's not. so if...More

Reviewed 31 October 2013

I was determined to visit this shop/tearoom on my brief visit to Keswick this week. I was travelling alone and was made to feel very welcome. I sat on the shabby chic settee and ordered a pot of red bush tea. I resisted the cakes,...More

2  Thank Ruby37
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

ah thank you ruby :) so glad you enjoyed the shop and it's lovely of you to say so in such a lovely way! and thanks for recommending us to your friends, if they visit i will endeavor to make sure they all get teabags...More

Reviewed 30 October 2013

Having pulled a massive two year old stropp, refusing to walk up yet another massive hill in the rain, I escaped from the rest of our Gortex-clad party with my nine year old accomplice, Rebecca, in search of A Nice Cup of Tea in Keswick...More

2  Thank Victoria T
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

ah thank you victoria :) what lovely, lovely things to say. ever so glad you and your daughter had a nice visit. i'll tell my brother that he's letting his reputation slip! i'll have to hire a spare grumpy man to keep in reserve. give...More

Reviewed 28 October 2013

Been here 4 times in as many years and is the ONLY place in the Lakes we actively seek out to return to! Soon as you cross the threshold you enter another world of tranquility and wonder, upon sitting in the friendly armchairs any cares...More

2  Thank Lightningmark
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

so glad you keep coming back to us, it makes us very proud indeed! and thank you for taking the time to say so, it really is appreciated, there will always be a comfy chair waiting for you. thank you :)

Reviewed 28 October 2013

If in Keswick this is the place to go for a very friendly atmosphere, great food & drink and unique decor

1  Thank TrueBlue1303
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

thank you very much indeed trueblue! lovely of you to say so, and we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 27 October 2013

I can't believe anyone would complain about the proprietor here, my friends and I visit from the Peak District twice a year, always make a point of calling in and have always had a friendly welcome and a good chat. We absolutely love Temporary Measure...More

3  Thank LynH319
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2013

everything? are you sure? even the leaky roof in the corner? and the way elvis barks at all men in hats? well that is very delightful of you indeed. thanks so much for your support it really is very, very lovely of you. hope you...More

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  • Address: 74 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 75254
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Purveyors of Bespoke Curios, fancy cakes and a lovely cup of tea
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