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The Woodland's Licensed Bistro & Tea room

Santon Bridge, Santon Bridge CA19 1UY, England
+44 19467 26281
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (53 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (4 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Santon Bridge, Santon Bridge CA19 1UY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cafe recently for lunch having had it recommended to us. We ordered a cold sandwich and a panini. We were incredibly disappointed to have to wait 30 mins. If someone had told us that was the wait or updated us or even...More

Thank Ed_the_Duck
nancy b, Owner at The Woodland's Licensed Bistro & Tea room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi I am sorry to reply negatively but I don't think 30 minutes is a long time to wait for a sandwich and I presume a baguette (we don't do panini's). We do get extremely busy and during these times there can be a little...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch on Easter Sunday. The food was superb and the staff were friendly and attentive. We sat in the new renovated cabin which used to be the gift shop, dogs are allowed in this section and our pug even got a...More

Thank hannahfarran94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first found this little gem, four years ago when we stayed in Santon Bridge. When we returned to stay again this year, it was the first eatery we headed back to. The Breakfast is excellent, as are the cakes and drinks. Plus now with...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had afternoon tea which was really nice the bread was as usual delicious....scones delicious....the service was not a good a little slow especially as we were eating out side .... my husband had soup which was rustic and a sandwich.....all in all I have...More

Thank Gillnewsome
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We called there this week - March - and had great tea and cake. Better than any we had in the area. Clean and tidy and good service. Good gluten free option as well - ideal for coeliacs.

Thank jgta2017
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea, the food was all homemade and delicious and we were even asked what sandwiches we liked, rather than just being given a selection. Well catered for my daughter who is vegetarian too. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This was one...More

Thank Lyndam62
Reviewed 26 February 2018

heard great reviews but so disappointed in our afternoon tea been all over & this was the worst .Hard scones certainly not fresh, basic cake 32 .00 for two

2  Thank percy931
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I was treated to afternoon tea by my mother in law and we had a wonderful time. I have had afternoon tea at many cumbrian establishments (Armathwaite, Inn on the Lake, Sharrow Bay, Inn on the Square, to name a few), and I can confidently...More

Thank FM100
Reviewed 13 January 2018

You know when the weather get's you down, it's just after Christmas and all is glum! Well that is how we felt the other day, so to brighten us up, we took a trip up to Woodlands for a light lunch and as usual it...More

Thank Carol Ann S
nancy b, Owner at The Woodland's Licensed Bistro & Tea room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

What a nice review thankyou very much! I'll pass it onto the staff x see you again sometime x

Reviewed 23 December 2017

Had an all day breakfast here a few weeks ago and it was really impressive so we returned here to sample their Christmas Dinner - served every Friday prior to Christmas. Unfortunately, the meal was spoiled for us by the over use of Black Pepper...More

Thank alanjsellers
nancy b, Owner at The Woodland's Licensed Bistro & Tea room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

I am sorry to read your review. In response: We do use black pepper to season the meat. We also use white pepper to season our vegetables etc. Something we actually find lacking in many modern cooking these days. Over the festive period we have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santon Bridge, Santon Bridge CA19 1UY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Santon Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 19467 26281
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