Coffee and cake overlooking Lake Windermere in the Lake District at Blackwell an Arts & Crafts historic house near Bowness

Tea Room

Our inviting menu emphasises quality and the handmade, reflecting the philosophy of the Arts & Crafts Movement. You can select from our menu of freshly prepared meals and home bakes including our gourmet open sandwiches and Blackwell chocolate brownies. On sunny days you can enjoy your meal outside on terraces laid out by Thomas Mawson, overlooking the Coniston Fells and Lake Windermere – making us one of The Times’ ‘50 best places to eat alfresco’.

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Blackwell Classic Cream Tea

Pot of tea and homemade scone served with fruit jam and fresh whipped cream.

Light Lunches

Griddled chicken and bacon Caesar salad: Dressed with cherry tomatoes, gem lettuce, croutons, parmesan shavings and our homemade Caesar dressing.
Mediterranean vegetable and feta salad: Roasted aubergine, courgette, pepper and tomato with cauliflower couscous, tomato sauce, feta cheese and a poached egg.
Smoked mackerel pate: Served with a mixed salad and toasted bread.

Gourmet Open Sandwiches

Blackwell’s speciality open sandwiches are all served on freshly homemade bread with a vegetable slaw garnish. Homemade gluten free bread available.

Home cured Gravadlax with chive and caper creme fraiche
Home cooked ham, tomato, apple sauce and cheddar
Grilled dry-cured bacon, brie and mushrooms
Melted brie and mushrooms
Roasted peppers, tomato and grilled goats cheese

Specials & Soups

See the blackboard for today’s special gourmet open sandwich, soup and hot lunches.

Children’s Lunches

Menu applies to children aged 15 and under.

Soup of the day with toast 

Cheese toastie

Baillie’s pizza
Toasted on homemade bread with cheddar cheese and our own tomato sauce with a salad
Choose from Tomato, Ham or Chicken toppings

Baillie’s beans on toast
Homemade baked beans.
Choose from Cheese, Ham or Chicken toppings

Baillie’s garden greens
Chicken, sweetcorn, bean and tomato mayonnaise salad
Cheese, bean, sweetcorn, and tomato mayonnaise salad

Home Bakes

All freshly cooked at Blackwell

Chocolate brownie
Blackwell tea bread with butter
Blackwell tea bread with butter and Wensleydale cheese
Fruit scone with butter and jam
Fruit scone with butter, jam and cream
Sponge of the day
Traditional Cumbrian Sticky Toffee Pudding served warm with cream
English Lakes ice cream

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