In 1859 Ullswater Steamers began transporting minerals, mail and passengers up and down the lake and 1846 Penrith railway station opened bringing visitors from all over the country. The first cream teas were served here in our garden by the then Butler and Housekeeper of the Rampsbeck Hotel. Ever since, Granny Dowbekin’s Tearoom and Gardens has welcomed the local community and our many visitors alike.
Over a century later, whilst the owners have changed, the welcome, the service and the provision of good food has not. We still bake our scones, cakes, and pies fresh every day; we are still a meeting place for friends and family from far and wide; and we are still blessed with the best vantage point to enjoy the views of the River Eamont and magnificent Ullswater.
In an area of ‘Outstanding Universal Value to humanity’, Granny Dowbekin’s offers outstanding hospitality and food.
Tea Room and Gardens,
Pooley Bridge, Cumbria
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
7 days a week, all year round
and Boxing Day
Great Homemade Food
Ours is a menu of Family Favourites. Ingredients sourced locally and presented with Cumbrian style and generosity. We do home-cooked traditional food really, really well.
Something For Everyone
From breakfast and lunch,
to Afternoon Tea we offer choices
for vegans, coeliacs, vegetarians, dairy intolerances, children, dogs,
ducks & swans!
Our New Garden Room
overlooking the River Eamont, featuring wallpaper designed by Cumbrian artist Laura Sowerby can be booked exclusively for parties of up to 20 guests.
Dogs are welcome in all our spaces but occasionally we may have to restrict the number of large dogs in the Tearoom. If you would prefer not to sit near a dog please do let us know and we will do our best to seat you away from any dogs.
Granny Dowbekin's Tea Room and Garden, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, CUMBRIA CA10 2NP 01768 486453