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The Woodlands On Wheels
On holiday with family & friends, don’t want to be a stuck in the kitchen?
Rent our chef to do the cooking for you!
The Woodlands on Wheels is available to cater for you at your holiday home.
Contact Nancy to discuss your menu/requirements
We cover an area of 10miles radius from our tearooms.
Tel: 019467 26281/26260
gift wrapping also available ~
Contact Nancy on 019467 26281 to book your own private one stop shop!
Santon Bridge, Nr Holmrook, Cumbria, CA19 1UY
Santon Bridge Gift Shop has been on site since 1954 and in those days hot drinks were sold from a flask. Since then things have evolved - the craft shop has turned into a veritable institution and the tea room was built about 5 years ago. Quality leather goods and sheepskin are synonymous with the Santon Bridge Craft and Gift Shop. In addition to the quality leather are charming gifts including Kit Heath Jewellery, Beatrix Potter, Border Fine Arts, Children's toys, Outdoor clothing, ceramics, glassware and much much more
You can now buy online from our gift shop. If you can't find what you are looking for online, give us a call now on 019467 26281 and ask for Nancy, she'll be delighted to help you. We look forward to hearing from you.
Opening Hours: Summer & Winter 10am to 5pm (Closed Christmas Day)
The Woodlands Tea Room is nestled in a delightful woodland setting next door to the Santon Bridge Gift Shop. It has a bright yet relaxing atmosphere - a perfect place to meet friends, relax, unwind, and eat good wholesome home-made food
At the Woodlands Tea Rooms you'll be able to sample tasty home made hot meals, snacks, cakes and pastries. All our pastries, cakes & meats are sourced locally, prepared and cooked on the premises. By using the best of local ingredients our catering team are able to create that old fashioned 'home-made' taste together with a friendly and professional service. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing with decor & music to suit discerning clientele.
Opening Hours: Summer 9:30 to 5, Winter 10 to 5 (Closed Christmas Day)
For a relaxing afternoon with friends choose from an elegant Classic English Tea with finger sandwiches and lemon drizzle cake, a Teddy Bear's Picnic tea party for the children or a self-indulgent Champagne Tea with smoked salmon crostini & strawberries and clotted cream. Whether its a summer tea party or a cosy gathering, afternoon tea is a treat any time of the year and the perfect way to celebrate that special occasion.
Whatever the tea party or occasion, we can cater the theme to your requirements. Contact Nancy on 019467 26281 / 26260 for more information.
Classic English Tea
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Champagne Tea with elegant teatime crostini's
High Tea - an old fashioned traditional tea with a savoury meal
Wedding shower (hen day!) - with chamagne cocktails & cream cakes
Mother's Day / Birthday Tea
Christmas Winter Wonderland Tea
Christening afternoon tea with baby boy or girl flower cookies
Girlie parties with pink tiara cupcakes
Gentleman's Tea - the men can indulge too with a sophisticated afternoon tea - perfect for father's day or a special birthday.
Once upon a time... in 1954, the Craft Shop was a small garden shed at the bottom of a garden in Cumbria where the owners served teas in a flask to customers.
Over the years it has evolved and is now 2 large 'cabins' which have turned into a veritable institution - a real Aladin's cave of gifts complimented by the Woodlands Tea Rooms which were added in 2001. We are surrounded by woodland and are ideally located as a meeting place for walkers, just a few yards away from the river Irt, a good salmon and sea trout river, which flows out of Wastwater (England's deepest lake). Fifteen minutes drive away is Wasdale Head and of course Scafell Pike (England's highest mountain), Great Gable, Pillar, Red Pike, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Harterfell and Hardknott are all close by. Other attractions in the area include Muncaster Castle, and the La'al Ratty Railway.
We are situated 2.5 miles off the main A595 at Holmrook, just 10 minutes drive from Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass & Dalegarth station at Boot and or course Eskdale.For visitors from Ambleside the drive over Hardknott Pass is a wonderful experience with breathtaking views taking about 1 hours drive. Alternative routes are available via A66 from Keswick and A590 leading to the A595 from Windermere. The Gift Shop and TeaRooms are easy to find from the A595. Turn off at Holmrook and take the direct route along the country lanes to Santon Bridge. Alternatively, take the scenic route through Gosforth as find us on the road towards Eskdale.
Get directions to the Santon Bridge Gift Shop and Woodlands Cafe from Google MapsTM. Plenty of parking in our own car park (Watch out for the Red Squirrels!) Disabled access for wheelchairs with a ramp and also disabled toilet facilities.