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The Old Pump House

Glebe Road | Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 47411
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible19%
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“scones” (10 reviews)
“beef goulash” (2 reviews)
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Glebe Road | Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here 3 or 4 times during our stay in Bowness for either lunch or just a drink and is in a handy location while having a stroll round that part of the lake. The cafe is clean & tidy and you don't have...More

Thank happibobs
DavidFerguson44, Manager at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ahh thank you. Positive feedback is very helpful and a good motivator. I hope you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely coffee & very friendly staff , clean & inviting, would definitely call again, we had tea cake and cream scone x

Thank Dawn B
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind remarks. Positivity helps so much.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Soup of the day was Beef Goulash and even though it was a hot day I'm glad that I chose it, it was lovely. Served with a chunk of rustic bread it hit the spot. Only gripe is...More

Thank Marsdengirls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 x large coffees 2 x scones one with cream n jam, one butter n jam £10.60 Scones were fair size, was busy when we arrived but staff helpful, good selection of other cakes

Thank stevebillericay
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Kind words go a long way. Call again and say hello.

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Came on a rainy day with family, service wasn't overly welcoming. Tea & cake were ok, but not memorable. Overall feel like there must be better options nearby.

Thank virtuarch
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

After a lovely cruise around Lake Windermere we walked along the lakeside and thought we'd stop here for coffee. It was possibly our mistake as we didn't realise we had to pay extra for service with a smile, instead it was a scowl. The mocha...More

1  Thank GDandJA
DavidFerguson44, Manager at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We endeavour to do our best so if its not good enough for you go to a country house hotel. You will get the service you require but at 10 x the price.

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

It most have been a combination of weather and good company, but my first visit at the Lake District it was amazing especially when I got on board of the RED BOAT, shades on, breaze, the sun hitting the water, what a day. I'll be...More

1  Thank Adriano B
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It is a beautiful place when the sun shines. Call in again and introduce yourself next time.

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for a pit stop. Nice cake and Costa coffee. Near the park, car parks and lake. In middle of roadworks at the moment but hopefully they will be finished for the summer! Clean customer toilet.

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Tried both homemade soups however neither in the terrific category. They were okay but on the whole we were disappointed in the quality.

Thank Brian7392
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We stopped in for a quick lunch on a cold day and found the cafe warm and inviting. Deliciously soft brie and cranberry panini and warming leek and potato soup. Very reasonable prices too, particularly considering the location.

Thank 393samanthad
DavidFerguson44, Owner at The Old Pump House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi samantha, Thank you for your kind comments. Please introduce yourself next time you are in the cafe. We do try hard to be welcoming and to make the atmosphere cozy in cold weather and relaxing when it is warm.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Glebe Road | Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE, England (Formerly Old Pump House)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 47411
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The Old Pump House is a small well established coffee shop, we specialise in good coffee, fantastic home made cakes, sandwiches etc. We also have fresh fruit frozen yoghurts, icecream, icecream milkshakes,smoothies and lots lots more. Come and see for yourself.
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