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Granny Dowbekin's™

Pooley Bridge,
CA10 2NP.
tel: 017684 86453

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Tearooms and Tea Garden at the foot of Lake Ullswater in Pooley Bridge


Tea Room

Granny Dowbekin’s™ Tearooms is located at the foot of Lake Ullswater in village of Pooley Bridge, only 5 minutes drive from the Penrith Junction 40 on the M6. Granny has just had a facelift creating a new single tearoom with bespoke furniture and more seating.  The tea garden overlooks the river Eamont and the bridge, and has seating for 65 people.

Granny Dowbekin’s™ Tearooms is a family run business specialising in homemade cakes and scones and offers a traditional British menu of breakfasts, lunches and snacks available all day long and made from locally sourced ingredients. Table service is provided.

Granny Dowbekin’s™ Tearooms is located just 200 metres from the Ullswater Steamer ferry pier, which runs every day, weather permitting. Granny Dowbekin’s™ Tearooms is open 363 days a year, 10am to 5pm in Spring & Autumn,  10am til late in Summer,and 10am to 4pm December & January.  Granny Dowbekin's offers an outside catering service, from business lunches to parties & afternoon teas , please email or call with your enquiry. For Coeliacs we have Gluten Free Vegetable Soup, Gluten Free Bread for sandwiches and breakfast dishes, and Gluten Free Chocolate Cake. Dog lovers and their pets are welcome, with Doggy bags available also. Please call us to book a table.  We thank all of our customers who have rated us No.1 in the area on Trip Advisor.  This Winter we are investing in upgrading our facilities with a new disabled access toilet, a new bakery and store room replacing the existing old facilities.

For great bed and breakfast accommodation we can recommend Elm House, a family run guest house owned by Anne & Mark Vause, part of the Granny Dowbekin’s™ family.

We have just hung two paintings of the Paralympians David Weir and Johnnie Peacock and made Limited Edition prints of them, to raise funds for Bipolar UK Carlisle Group, to view the print please visit