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image for Cafe item typeSketchers Coffee Shop at The Pencil Museum

Café, free entry

Sketchers Coffee Shop

Sketchers Coffee Shop


Sketchers Coffee Shop open daily for freshly ground coffee and a relaxing chat with friends.

We use local baker Bryson's for our baked bread and scones, we use seasonal vegetables for our homemade soup, and specialist coffee house John Watts based in Carlisle supplies the coffee beans for the freshly ground coffee.

Sample Menu
Hot toasted Panini served with baby green salad leaves and cherry tomatoes
Soup of the day served with a granary roll
Deep filled fruit scone served with strawberry jam and Lakeland cream
A selection of children's lunch boxes are also available

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed


Free entry

Entrance prices:

Adult £4.95
Senior/ student/ child £4.50
2 Adults 1 Child £12.50
2 Adults 2 Children £14.50
2 Adults 3 Children £16.50
5 & Under Free
Yearly membership £25.00


Southey Works,
CA12 5NG


Plan route to The Pencil Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 263238  Lat: 54.60398 Long: -3.14241

By car
From M6 Junction 40.
Follow signs for A66 Keswick. Ignore first sign for Keswick after approximately 16 miles. Continue on the A66 to the next roundabout ?take first exit. Continue to T junction turn left towards Keswick Town Centre. You will now see the factory on your left. Take first left and follow the signs to the museum.

By train
Our nearest train station is Penrith approximately 17 miles away. It is on the West Coast Main Line and is regularly served by trains from the north and south. A bus service taking approximately 40 minutes connects Penrith Station with Keswick Bus Station. Keswick Taxis will meet trains by prior arrangement.

By bus
The main bus station is located approximately 5 minutes walk away. There are regular bus services to and from Keswick from the surrounding area.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed