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Tea Room at The Watermill

Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
+44 1768 881523
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
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“bread” (26 reviews)
“scones” (18 reviews)
“oats” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Genuine home-made food with authentic well-researched recipes, significantly dearer than most but associated with an amazing-value guided tour of the old mill; thoroughly recommednded, especialy with children.

Thank izziebon
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I live locally and loved meeting friends for a coffee and cake occasionally. It's the second time I've been since new ownership and I have to say albeit the location is lovely the place doesn't have the ambience it used to have, gone are the...More

Thank MadameFeef
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had treked around Lacy's Caves and made a big loop to Long Meg. The boys had earned a spot of lunch and the Watermill looked a good candidate. The food was good and there were no complaints about the pizza. My Miller's platter was...More

1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I live close by and frequent the Mill from time to time (although not as much since it changed ownership) ... a couple of weeks ago I gave it another try... to be disappointed again The Mill is just as lovely (albeit closed at 3pm...More

1  Thank Jean N
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I first visited this tearoom when I was pregnant with my son (who is now coming up 13), having seen it recommended in Rick Stein's Food Heroes book. I wasn't disappointed - lovely big wooden tables, jugs of wild flowers on every surface and food...More

4  Thank Whippetsnoses
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a must for those who like home baking. The mill provides the flour for a large range of home baking products. Friendly staff and good tea and coffee makes this an ideal place for morning or afternoon tea. Vegetarian.

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Actually went to buy flour for breadmaking but stayed for lunch. Glad we did, had very tasty quiche with salad and the smaller portion pizza. Also available veggie soups, pies, cakes, scones and cheese and bread all made with their own milled flour. Didn't try...More

Thank Pippa P
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I use tearooms a lot in Cumbria and Northumberland. The prices here are the most expensive I have come across and I have never paid same price for a scone with butter only(and not enough!)as it would be with cream and jam..Disappointing.......I would expect the...More

2  Thank Dot P
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have visited before and had a great experience so returned, we arrived for lunch at 12.30 and there were no other customers but 4 members of staff, every one said 'hello' as we entered, we sat down and waited to be served and we...More

1  Thank Paula H
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Deserves your support - championing local, organic food. Decent hot chocolate - didn't try food. Peer in the mill windows or take the tour if possible too.

Thank Bea-and-Jamie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 881523
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Welcome to The Watermill, where everything you eat or drink has been produced by organic or biodynamic farmers and growers. They are all very dedicated, growing and making everything with great care, and we think you’ll find it shows in the delicious taste and quality of our food.
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