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The Old Sawmill Tearooms nestled at the foot of Skiddaw in the Lake District.

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Opening Times

Friday's, Saturday's, Sunday's and Monday's
OPEN: 10am to 4:30pm

27th December to 3rd January 2022
OPEN: 10am to 4:30pm every day

24th, 25th and 26th December.

Opening Times

Background Information

The Old Sawmill Tearoom is a haven for all good food lovers. Serving light lunches and home baking nestled at the foot of Skiddaw in the Lake District.

We are situated in the heart of the Lake District, at the foot of Dodd Fell, Near Keswick. We cater for a wide range of customers from hikers, mountain bikers, visitors to the historic Mirehouse and gardens and passing trade. A warm welcome is guaranteed, and the visitor can enjoy wholesome, home cooking with generous servings. The tearoom was originally a working sawmill until 1970 and it was converted to its present use in 1981. The walls are hung with saws and the original saw blade is still here. Read about the local history of Dodd Wood and the Mirehouse estate while you enjoy morning coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea. The wood burning stove is stoked up in the colder months, and in summer picnic tables overlook Bassenthwaite Lake.


All cakes, scones, soups and quiches are made here on the premises so if you have any dietary requirements please ask.



Directions to The Old Sawmill Cafe.
Superb views from the forest, and many examples of wildlife to look out for.



Last year we donated £233.50 from the sale of 467 biscuits to the conservation of red squirrels at Dodd Wood