Granny Dowbekin's

Tea Room and Gardens,

Pooley Bridge, Cumbria

CA10 2NP

Cream Teas were first served in our riverside garden  by the then Butler and Housekeeper of the Rampsbeck Hotel in 1904. 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, quiches 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 new bridge over the River Eamont and magnificent Ullswater.

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.

Dog Friendly

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.