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Pooley Bridge Village Stores & Post Office,  Pooley Bridge, Penrith,   CUMBRIA  CA10 2NP  01768 486168

Pooley Bridge
Village Stores

The Village Stores had previously been run by The Goth Family since it’s opening in the 1950’s,up until 2019 when our family took ownership. This had been the main store in the village since the early 1950’s and part of the National Post Office since 1954.

While cautious to retain the amazing history and character of the store, we soon began modernising the store by knocking walls out to create more space to house new products. We also quickly transformed the family garden. Situated on the River Eamont, flowing down from Lake Ullswater, we created our beautiful alfresco dining restaurant.

With no access to the restaurant, except through the store, there was only ever one name to give this hidden gem… ‘The Secret Garden’. Our ambitious family certainly weren’t finished there. As of July 2023, our dream of owning Granny Dowbekins, which is situated next door turned into a reality. We look forward to what the future may hold… The Dudson Family.