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Tea Room at The Watermill

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Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NN, England
+44 1768 881523
10:30 - 16:00
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 best scone ever but it was very ordinary.

Thank Dot P
Skegness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 waited and we waited, eventually I got up and asked to be served, when the... More 

1 Thank Paula H
Yorkshire, UK
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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 a latte and some tea bread which was lovely and moist I think it was... More 

Thank TripMember03312015
Workington, United Kingdom
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656 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
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 very tasty, and well presented. Yes it is expensive, especially some of the smaller meals.... More 

2 Thank alisdair t
Beverley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

With its bright pink walls and royal blue window frames you cannot miss the Watermill. We came across this lovely place on a hiking tour. It's one of those places that gets everything right as it is it's simple and authentic. Everything here is home baked and incredibly tasty and delicious, made with flour produced by the adjacent mill. You... More 

Thank Happygolightly1
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Visited with small group of walkers. Previous experience had been OK although pricey, but it was a hot day and we were in need of refreshment. 11.45am and no scones ready, soup served lukewarm, staff less than enthusiastic. Prices now higher to the point of outrageous - cheese on toast and coffee £9, soup which was sent back to be... More 

1 Thank tonylains43
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Not visited for a while but was in the area and knew the watermill had been up for sale a while back so decided to see what was different. Nothing had really changed. More car parking at back but still the same quaint quirky tearoom I had always liked. Sometimes it is nice to find things familiar. Had delicious broccoli... More 

1 Thank maizedaisy
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Had cauliflower and Loch Arthur cheese soup which was mouthwatering good. Everything made here is vegetarian, organic and fresh. The bread that was served with the soup was made from flour ground at the mill and there was four different types, all of which were delicious. Unfortunately we were too full to try any of the cakes which were on... More 

1 Thank BrianK911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, British, Soups
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
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
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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