Granny Dowbekin's

Cafe & Restaurant,

Pooley Bridge, Cumbria

CA10 2NP

Granny Dowbekins first served Cream Teas by the then Butler and Housekeeper of the Rampsbeck Hotel in 1904. Ever since, Granny Dowbekin’s has welcomed the local community and our many visitors alike.

Now owned by the Dudson family which started their Pooley Bridge journey in 2019 with purchasing the Post Office next door. We soon built ‘The Secret Garden’ behind the Post Office starting our hospitality journey. We are very proud to be the new owners of Grannies.

 We still bake our scones, cakes, quiches and pies fresh every day and are soon to be starting an evening service. Where we will be providing wholesome food accompanied by alcohol and soft drinks from our newly installed bar in the tearoom.

With the best views of the ‘New’ Bridge and the river Eamont we believe Grannies is a very special place to celebrate all occasions.

To book a table for an evening please visit our website or facebook to click on the link. For a booking during the day or Afternoon Tea please call 017684 86453

Our Opening Hours




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.