Bryson’s Tearoom

Keswick, Cumbria.

What a lovely experience. This beautiful tearoom/cafe in Keswick Market Square was a delight. Packed tables and chairs sat outside on the pavement under an awning, take away food, bread and a mouthwatering array of cakes sold in the bright, clean, inviting shop. The tearoom upstairs offers a smart, comfortable room with welcoming staff providing table service. This whole establishment has an ‘olde fashioned’ feel about it, with employees in matching waist coats. The menu is quite extensive, with breakfasts, main meals and light lunches on offer. Between hubby and I we chose soup (leek and potato, yummy), filled roll, sandwich, side salads and a plate of golden chips followed by good coffee. Oh and we felt obliged to each take home a cake! It wasn’t the cheapest lunch, costing £23, but we would certainly go back for another visit.  

Bryson’s have been making scrumptious goodies since 1947 and now have several establishments across Cumbria and the Lakes. If you are unfortunate not to be able to visit their shops or outlets, then worry not as you can always go on line and order direct to your home.  

Keswick and its thriving market town has many eateries, gift shops and is just a joy to walk around. With so much to see we could have spent longer if we had the time.

There are various car parks in and around Keswick, we parked at the Lakeside car park. This takes you to Hope Park with its crazy golf and pitch & putt courses, passing a small café, theatre and the visually stunning Lakeside café. The 10 mile walk around Derwent Water is well signed, taking you through woodland and farmland, although on the day hubby and me only walked along the gravel path beside the lake to the viewpoint of Friar’s Crag, which affords stunning views across the lake and its islands. The circular 10-mile walk can be shorter by taking a bus or catching a launch around the Lake. Along the well-worn gravel path we passed a few buggies and wheelchair users, and as the weather was glorious this brought out many visitors and their four-legged friends. A lovely day.

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