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image for Tea/Coffee Shop item typeThe Old Sawmill Tearoom at Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens

  • Cumbria Tourism Awards Winner
  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Tea/Coffee Shop

The Old Sawmill Tearoom

The Old Sawmill Tearoom


Nestled at the foot of Dodd Wood and overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake, The Old Sawmill is a welcome sight for weary fell walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. Ospreys and red squirrels are a major attraction in Dodd Wood. In Winter a log burning fire awaits and in summer enjoy outside dining with lake views. The tearoom serves hearty lunches, homemade quiche, Cumberland sausage and a fantastic array of homemade scones and cakes. All baking is made on the premises.

Speciality: Cumberland sausage; sticky ginger pudding, served with rum butter

Chef: Claire Beaty

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Family-friendly, disabled access, indoor and outdoor attraction.


Homemade soup with a cheese scone £3.30, fruit pie & ice cream £3.50


CA12 4QE


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Map reference: NY 234282  Lat: 54.64308 Long: -3.18845

3 miles along A591 from Keswick. Parking £3 but refunded agaisnst admission to Mirehouse.

Accessible by Public Transport: 20 miles from Penrith station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Family-friendly, disabled access, indoor and outdoor attraction.