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The Old Pump House

Glebe Road | Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 47411
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (9 reviews)
“paninis” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British
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LOCATION
Glebe Road | Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for a pit stop. Nice cake and Costa coffee. Near the park, car parks and lake. In middle of roadworks at the moment but hopefully they will be finished for the summer! Clean customer toilet.

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Tried both homemade soups however neither in the terrific category. They were okay but on the whole we were disappointed in the quality.

Thank Brian7392
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We stopped in for a quick lunch on a cold day and found the cafe warm and inviting. Deliciously soft brie and cranberry panini and warming leek and potato soup. Very reasonable prices too, particularly considering the location.

Thank 393samanthad
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi samantha, Thank you for your kind comments. Please introduce yourself next time you are in the cafe. We do try hard to be welcoming and to make the atmosphere cozy in cold weather and relaxing when it is warm.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We have been to The Old Pump House many times for coffee and cake and have always been served by friendly and efficient staff. The carrot cake is lovely, light, moist and is locally made and the coffee is very good. One advantage is that...More

Thank Diane B
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear Diane, thank you for your kind comments. The carrot cake and coffee are both locally sourced. Of course dogs are welcome, they are part of the family and we are a family cafe. Do say hello next time you are in.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

No fuss cafe, reasonably priced. Beautiful home made soup and bread. Very polite and friendly staff.

Thank dot559
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your kind words. This is very helpful as we are trying hard to give our customers a pleasant and happy experience when visiting the cafe and the feedback lets me know we are doing some things right. Thanks

Reviewed 12 April 2017

have eaten here a few times, sandwiches made fresh to order and always very good,homemade soup excellent, not big inside but plenty of tables outside,ghoulash soup fantastic recommend.More

Thank Julie H
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review us. I am trying very hard to make this a pleasing experience for visitors. Like the posh restaurants and hotels, all our food is as fresh as possible each day. Do call again and say...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for a stop off and bite to eat. We originally wanted the soup but it was chicken and veg, which we did not fancy, so we went with a sandwich instead. Although the bread roll was delicious, it was spread with a very...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Had a lovely lunch here today which was delicious and great value for money. Home made soup and chunky bread was yummy! Really nice ladies too!

Thank Helen W
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you for the kind feedback. The Beef Goulash soup very popular. Please call again.

Reviewed 25 January 2017

Passing through Bowness, we popped in here for a refreshing cuppa before continuing our journey home. Brilliant staff, coffees and cake superb.

Thank Dick D
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks. We use English Lakes Coffee and Debbie's homemade cakes, so all local suppliers. Kind of you to write.

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little stop off by the glebe with very nice cakes. Dog friendly and outside seating, which is a plus on a decent day. Prices were fairly reasonable considering location.

Thank Adam R
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Our cakes are homemade by Debbie at Homebakers of Grasmere. All our suppliers are local. We appreciate that dogs are part of the family and they are always welcome here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Glebe Road | Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England (Formerly Old Pump House)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 47411
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Description
The Old Pump House is a small well established coffee shop, we specialise in good coffee, fantastic home made cakes, sandwiches etc. We also have fresh fruit frozen yoghurts, icecream, icecream milkshakes,smoothies and lots lots more. Come and see for yourself.
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