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Tea Room at The Watermill

Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
+44 1768 881523
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
“soup” (14 reviews)
“oats” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Jean N
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Whippetsnoses
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Our walking group went for our afternoon cuppa after our walk . We gave notice as we were a large group so there would be plenty of scones and soup for anyone that needed. I had taken my sandwich on the walk so just had...More

Thank TripMember03312015
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Called in here after a 6.6 mile walk around Lacys Caves and long meg. Very quaint, not too big inside, does not have much of a food menu, but does have a good range of cakes... but what you do get is 100% organic and...More

2  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This little gem was a welcome watering hole after our walk. Lemon cake was delicious and the tea was a good brew. The lady who served as could not have been more helpful and sad willing to share one of her recipes

1  Thank Trish A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
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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