We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Mae's Tea Room & Gallery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
+44 16973 71369
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 160: English reviews
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a group of 10 cyclists from West Cumbria who used the cafe today. We had booked ahead and found the table all ready for us on arrival. The service was quick and friendly. We were all happy with what we had. Refills of drinks too. A beautiful little tearoom and gallery, just a pity about the climbing to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank dianne482017
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to Uldale for many years but had heard about Mae's so decided to have a ride up for lunch, we weren't disappointed. The old school building has had time and love spent on it and the result is so fit for purpose. We were warmly welcomed and our order was taken within minutes. The day menu is ideal... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Joan G
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely lunch here during the week, delicious home-made soups and beautiful rustic sarnies, nothing too much bother for Mark and we had our Daughter in her wheelchai, space was made and she loved it too! Top man and top scran!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Monkey_Hanger65
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our weeks holiday in a cottage very near the tearoom we visited 3 times ,once for coffee and cake and twice for a meal . Each time the food,service and atmosphere were first class and excellent value for money. my family and I agree its one of the best tea rooms we have visited.

Helpful?
1 Thank Johnc174
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a lovely tea room this is and saw they also do evening meals and Sunday dinner. The building of the old school reminded my husband of his own village school he went to. Lovely food and friendly people - highly recommend

Helpful?
1 Thank 22Linda
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable stop after day on local fells. Dog welcomed as were our muddy boots (washed in a steam to try and clean). Range of local crafts to buy. Nice selection of cakes and decent tea.

Helpful?
Thank sstflyers
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Found this lovely old school tea room by accident today. Warm and comfortable with a good range of high quality food. Very friendly staff as well. Not only the delightful cafe but it also has an arts gallery with lots of interesting items for sale from a range of media. Even bought an oil painting.lovely well worth a visit.

Helpful?
1 Thank Richard H
Cumbria
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our first visit to Mae's was after reading an article regarding the on-site Art Gallery - and that was the first of many visits. Mae's is a real 'one off' place - friendly, welcoming, quirky, lovely home cooking, great staff, brilliant views over to Skiddaw and interesting art to look at (and buy if you wish) while you're there! All... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BrambleCumbria
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely peaceful place with the best food ever! Beautiful home made scones and cake. All the staff are very friendly and it was nice to sit by the fire with a scone and a hot chocolate.

Helpful?
1 Thank jemimagreen
Wigton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely place - lots of local work from artists and craftspeople to look at, great food, friendly service and a really cosy atmosphere.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kaffe1

Travellers who viewed Mae's Tea Room & Gallery also viewed

Ireby, Lake District
Uldale, Lake District
 
Caldbeck, Lake District
Bassenthwaite, Lake District
 
Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria
 

Been to Mae's Tea Room & Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old School | The Old School Uldale, Uldale CA7 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Uldale
  • Phone Number: +44 16973 71369
Description
With everything from teas, coffees, snacks, crafts and evening meals, to wines, beers, gifts and delicious Sunday lunch, this restored Victorian School is must for visitors to the Lake District

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mae's Tea Room & Gallery and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mae's Tea Room & Gallery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?