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Temporary Measure - CLOSED

74 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5DX, England
+44 17687 75254
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Overview
  • 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 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

Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

This is a brilliant place full of character and characters. Elvis is in the building, he can't sing but Emma's brother can and he's very good at it! Unlike Emma who also is a character and a very nice one too! Me? Well I like...More

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

you did indeed mention the cake, and next time you come we shall make sure there is an extra disgracefully large slice with your name on it, even if we have to pinch it from the person who ordered before you :) so glad your...More

Reviewed 27 October 2013

I visited at the last minute in October on our last day of holiday. We had a fractious 2 year old with us and was a bit bothered he wouldn't be welcomed despite me wanting a rest. I can't say enough how much we were...More

1  Thank Helen W
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2013

ah thank you helen! thanks so much :) you and your stroppy little james are very welcome to come and strop in our establishment any time you like. it's really kind of you to write such a lovely review and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 22 October 2013

What a wonderful place, but sadly we must have visited when the proprietor must have been having one of his 'off days 'again; like the other negative reviews have stated. We loved the shabby chic, all the fantastic things to buy in the shop, the...More

15  Thank tilly1234
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

do you know what seems quite sad to me tilly? the many things that you took the time to write about the shop that you enjoyed and appreciated are completely eradicated in your review by your dislike of the fact that my brother does not...More

Reviewed 18 October 2013

Me, my rather tall husband Nathan, and my rather sillly baby Alice loved this place. Been to Keswick many times but this was my first time to Temporary Measure. Its cosy, its oozing with atmosphere, the music was brilliant, the tea was delightful, the cakes...More

2  Thank Katy H
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

ah thanks guys :) really glad you appreciate the old place and really kind of you to say so. sometimes we worry about the quantity of souless people wandering around too! i hope you get to make the trip from glasgow again soon. until the...More

Reviewed 5 October 2013

I was smiling when I went in - the blurb on the wall outside is intriguing and amusing. Inside, it's quirky, and beautifully arranged. Crafts, pictures (with words...) and a mixture of old and new. A place to have a cuppa brewed by a folk...More

1  Thank John D
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

what a lovely review john! and so nicely written, thank you so very much! from the folk singer and the writer and the mother, we all hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 3 October 2013

We had to try this place after reading reviews! After a massive B&B full English breakfast we couldn't manage food, but tea and coffee were very good. However, the main reason to call in here is for a chillout with the interesting music of Sycamore...More

1  Thank Globetrotter_Geoff
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

thanks so much for your lovely review geoff! very, very kind of you :) and i'm so glad you liked our resident musical genius, he's playing live here on the 25th of october and if you make it we will try and save you a...More

Reviewed 27 August 2013

Having walked a couple of miles into Keswick on my last day of my bank holiday break, badly needed the loo and a coffee and this was the first cafe I came across. Reading the loo sign I knew this was my type of place-...More

1  Thank GerberaSurrey
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

thanks so much for your lovely review! very kind of you indeed, i do have to give you the official warning however that when we catch people eating their own food on the premises our official policy is to throw them into the cellar where...More

Reviewed 26 August 2013

Called in for a coffee and scone after seeing the tripadvisor award sign in the window. The shop is only small with a few chairs and a couch to sit on, some people may find the chairs a little uncomfortable. Service was quick, coffee was...More

1  Thank ashute
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

thanks so much for your review! my mum's scones are pretty flipping snazzy i'll give you that :) hope to see you next time you passing our way!

Reviewed 9 August 2013

Drawn in by the quirkiness after a strenuous bike ride this was a treasure of a find. Ceylon tea, scones, tea and toasted tea bread became our regular afternoon tea for the rest of our visit. Only confusion was when the Ceylon tea was served...More

2  Thank Linda H
temporarymeasure, Owner at Temporary Measure, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2013

now don't think you can sweet talk your way off the 'Incorrigible Trouble Makers' list that easily. as the owner of this highly respected and dignified establishment it is entirely at my discretion as to whether the ceylon tea arrives in the fat tea pot...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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