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Granny Dowbekin's

Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (84 reviews)
“club sandwich” (21 reviews)
“jacket potato” (12 reviews)
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British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent service and friendly staff. Large meals,good value for money. We sat outside as it was a lovely day. Will visit again

Thank Mrs Olwen C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great lunch here. Good selection of food, including vegetarian and vegan options. Food served quickly with great service, we would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Cramers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch as the cafe seemed allergy aware with gluten free options. My wife explained her dairy allergy and that of my son. My son is hyperatopic and could die from dairy contact. The cafe served a plate of baked potato...More

Thank Bukowski_jr
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Please accept our most sincere apologies for your experience yesterday. It was a case of miscommunication of your requirements to our kitchen staff, who are fully aware of allergens and their importance. We have reviewed our systems and procedures to ensure that this does not...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Granny Dowbekins on Saturday for breakfast. Not only did they allow us to bring out dog in they also fussed over her as they saw she was loving their attention. I do not like most breakfast items as I find them to greasy so...More

Thank UKdisfan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pooley Bridge is very smart with a captive audience and prices to boot all geared up for the tourist market. Granny Dowbekin's was a pleasant move away from the hiked prices. Decent cofree too.

Thank Sign_of_the_Thymes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really friendly staff & they make a very good pot of tea !! :) Nice spot in the garden next to the river, dog friendly. Lovely place :)

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by as it was raining and quiet cold so this was a warm and friendly place just what we needed

Thank gillian s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch (me, my wife, our 17 year old daughter and my in-laws) and ate outside. It's a little noisy with passing vehicles going over Pooley Bridge (in fact it's a lot noisy) but it's great for people watching. Service was slow, but they...More

Thank DazLeeW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely tearoom in the heart of Pooley Bridge! We enjoyed some rocky road and carrot cake on a beautiful sunny afternoon. There is lots of outdoor seating but it does get busy. We chose to sit inside which is equally as nice! Portion sizes...More

Thank lnoone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch for 9 after hiring boats, food is really good- huge portions of yum; lovely spot & super friendly staff. Good fry ups, baked potato, hot chocolate with all the trimmings. Waiter brought over a bridge designing competition for the snips to...More

Thank Sueberoo
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Questions & Answers
2 April 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Property representative |
Hi Yes it's best to as we cannot guarantee you a table otherwise. You can call or email to reserve and we will hold the table for 15 mins Best wishes Colin
15 August 2015|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but I don't know what time they open They also cater for vegetarians & also serve gluten free Hope this is of some help to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86453
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Granny Dowbekin's is a traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. Breakfast, main meals and homemade cakes and scones are served all day. We always offer a selection of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options as part of the menu as well as smaller portions for children and those with smaller appetites. For our full menu and prices please have a look at our website. We welcome walkers, cyclists and well behaved dogs. Bookings for groups of up to 40 persons are welcome. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed to serve alcohol from 12pm when accompanied by food. Free wifi is available.
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