In an area of ‘Outstanding Universal Value to humanity’, Granny Dowbekin’s offers outstanding hospitality and food.
“Amazing find when we were out for a run - lovely location on the river and great for hill walkers . Service was quick and with a smile and afternoon tea was superb - get the kids a gingerbread copy of the nearby bridge.
It may be off the beaten track - but make the effort, you won’t be disappointed.”
18th Jan 2019
“What a lovely, friendly place this is. Fantastic food. Friendly staff.
Separate area so you can bring your dog in and people who don’t like dogs can sit far enough away. Really lovely food and a great atmosphere.”
13th Jan 2019
“Service is excellent and staff really lovely. The menu is super and they offer gluten free too. Between us we had soup; Welsh Rarebit (one of the best I have tasted ever); Sandwich with cheese and chutney(so full of cheese filling - amazing).
Followed by the most scummy scone with jam and cream.
Honestly everything was really delicious. Really super place.”
6th Jan 2019
“This was the highlight of our stay in the lakes. Upon entry you could be forgiven for thinking this was your run of the mill cafe, but oh how wrong you would be! The back story to the café itself is intriguing, with granny Dowbekin herself being epitomised in this first class culinary experience. The food is incredibly well priced for the standard, plentiful and full of high quality ingredients. We already can’t wait to visit again!
A must for any intrepid walker visiting the lake district.”
6th Jan 2019
“Best hidden gem in the Lake District”
12th Jan 2019
“What a refreshing change to go to a tourist hot spot and be served very good food quickly and efficiently in a clean, well thought out place . With a smile and friendly chat from the staff and such good value too. A real example to those establishments who think their position in tourist Lakeland is a license to charge the earth for substandard food and service.
Well done for getting it so right.”
26th Nov 2018
“We had a run out with our car group and booked tables for 17 so they put us in the small conservatory in back overlooking the river. Service was prompt, food was great and all in all it’s now one of our favourite places to visit. Book ahead though as it does get busy.”
16th Dec 2018
“Best cafe I’ve ever been to. Friendly staff, great food. Nothing else to be said”
31st March 2019
“You must not pass this eatery by without sampling their fare
This was our first visit, and we were so impressed we went back for lunch on the second day.
It has an excellent menu, great flavours and generous portions. They serve a number of vegetarian dishes , and offer gluten free food when possible. The jacket potatoes are done in the oven as they should be, and are to die for”
15th Feb 2019
“Legendary local venue with a well-earned reputation.
Visited Granny Dowbekin’s for brunch on the way to a trip on the Ullswater Steamer - had heard many good things about this local stalwart and was not disappointed. ”
26th March 2019