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Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
+44 17687 74317
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Soups
$$ - $$$
Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in to the Old Sawmill Cafe after a walk up to the two Osprey viewing points. We had a pleasent seat on one of the outside tables and had some well prepared sustenance from the cafe. The food was well cooked and well presented,...More

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped hear for a drink on a very hot day. It was stuffy inside but there was no shade outside. However there was a good range of soft drinks and the gluten free brownie was lovely!

Thank fday2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not literally, but the café does occupy a cosy nook fronting Dodd Wood beneath Skiddaw and a start point for walkers heading off to the RSPB Ospreys lookout (at the time of writing, a returning pair were rearing three chicks)! A quaint enough café on...More

Thank StevoCumbria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this cafe on our traverse of Skidaw. Fabulous little place, clean, friendly staff and good snacks. The cafe is full of history information and a beautiful setting.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had both a coffee break and lunch here and enjoyed the experience. The staff were friendly and helpful. The choice of food and drink was broad and of a high standard. The surroundings were basic but clean and tidy. Please give it a try.

Thank Dick G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A lovely choice of food and drink. A good, but limited vegetarian range Lots of jars of relish and jams to buy. Great clean toilets. Choice to eat inside or out on wooden tables.

Thank bev g
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Popped in quickly for a refreshment before heading out on the walk. Very quaint and good food. Just what you need before or after a walk.

Thank jezsmyth
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great location. Service was friendly and great tasting cake and much needed tea. Popular place to park for long walks but we just visited for a quick break. For this reason, paying to park seemed a bit of a cheek but it was explained that...More

Thank Ming B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice lunch, ordered homemade quiche which came with a selection of salads, and my boyfriend ordered a sandwich which could have been slightly bigger for the price but nevertheless delicious.

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Scone was thin and stale so crumbled when cut in half. Cream is squirty from an aerosol tin. Jam is mediocre. Coffee ok but small cup.

Thank Shaun S
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 74317
Opposite "The Mirehouse" in Car Park at entrance to woodland walks and Birdlife Observation area called "Dodds Wood".
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