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Tea Room at The Watermill

Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
+44 1768 881523
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
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“bread” (29 reviews)
“soups” (8 reviews)
“scones” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups
$$ - $$$
Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here after a lovely walk to see the caves and stone circle. Had the soup with home baked bread, and it was delicious. Proper tea in a pot, with a tea strainer. Cannot recommend it enough.

Thank davidgirling
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious breads and homemade soups - proper loose leaf tea - quirky place but worth a stop -soup filled us up so no room for cake but it looked delicious - slightly on the pricy side £6.90 for bowl of soup and slice of bread

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a wet sunday afternoon we found this hidden gem on our travels. We had scones and homemade jam with whipped cream. The homemade scones were divine, we had the fruit scones with cinnamon. The service was excellent and the staff all helpful and very...More

Thank NickWH60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good options with quiche,soups and home made bread as well as more hearty options.This is a pleasant place to eat and well worth your support.We have visited several times recently and always enjoyed whichever option we have had.Make a point to visit if in the...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch. It was a busy day with almost all of the tables occupied so service was a tad slow but that is a minor quibble, we both had Welsh Rarebit, big portions and very tasy. Lots of organic flours and teas on sale...More

Thank dick o
Reviewed February 25, 2018

So glad we weren't put off by some rather mixed reviews. Visited the tea room today and the meals we had were every bit as good as when we used to visit in its heyday. Hubby had freshly made red pepper and wensleydale cheese quiche,...More

Thank celiab24
Reviewed December 10, 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 November 3, 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 August 18, 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 August 14, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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