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Cote How Organic

Rydal Grasmere LA22 9LW 01539 432 765

We say

"Everyone comes for the scones" is the popular refrain, and many happily claim them to be the best in the world – and at Cote How they bake all day, so you should get them straight from the oven. You can have afternoon tea in the oak-beamed parlour, though with the merest hint of sun the parasol-shaded terrace and gardens come into their own, and nearby walks lead down to Rydal Water or across to Wordsworth's old house at Rydal Mount. And you will need a walk, once you've had a go at the superior sarnies, seasonal veggie soup, lemon drizzle cake and traditional Cumbrian tea-bread. Everything is organic, even an accompanying glass of wine or champagne. If the weather's poor, and especially if you're planning a winter trip, it's best to call first to check it's open.

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Cakes, sandwiches, soup and lunches £2.50–£11.


  • Dogs Welcome
  • Outdoor Seating

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  • Countryside
  • Family-Friendly
  • Waterside


April–Aug daily 11am–5pm, Sept & Oct Thurs–Mon 11am–5pm, Nov–March closed, though open daily in school hols (ie, Christmas and Feb half-term).

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