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The Potting Shed Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
+44 15394 35255
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“soup” (26 reviews)
“scones” (36 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here twice during our weeks stay in the Lakes and on previous visits make sure we call in. Generous bowl of soup and great scone served with proper clotted cream and decent jam. Lovely sandwiches. Never been disappointed with anything.

Thank chorley64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our meal was stunning we ordered the meat and cheese sharing platter ( which had different meats , cheeses and crackers and pickles) which was huge and made up freshly complete with salad .Then for dessert it was homemade chocolate brownies and shortbread but there...More

Thank Sindymichele S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

At 4 pm we went in for lunch! To our surprise everything was running and food was prompt. I enjoyed the black pudding and chorizo which was fantastic! A definite 5. Chicken burger was very good but a little dry. Would go again happily!

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant many times on our visits to Grasmere. This time we were quite disappointed however. We were there about 1pm and the table was filthy, not just from the previous customer but obviously had not been cleaned for a long time,...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice cafe attached to the side of a garden centre. Food was reasonably priced and cakes were excellent!

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Potting shed cafe after a long walk and although it was busy found a small table in the garden. The sandwiches are good if a little expensive. Unfortunately they had run out of Tuna, but as you have to queue at...More

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to get out of the rain. We've passed this place many times before. Cream tea scones were simply delicious! Kids only had chips but loved them!! Dog friendly too...bonus!

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The food was good. Good selection. bathrooms are clean. You must have time to hang around, since though worth the wait, they are slow.

Thank wingeddiamond
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Worth seeking out is the cafe garden here. The value is very good as the pots of tea are big with an extra pot of boiled water to top up. And the cake portions are super generous you can even share one ....... the scones...More

Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Visited for coffee and cake. Very pleasant to be able to sit inside with our dog on a wet day. Large cafe with seating outside. Scone, carrot cake and tea were lovely. Always nice to be given hot water than having to ask for it....More

Thank bluetwo47
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35255
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