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Eating and drinking at Claife Viewing Station

Café in the Courtyard at Claife Viewing Station on Windermere West Shore, Lake Disrict, Cumbria
Enjoy a coffee in the courtyard at Joey's Café | © National Trust Images/Steven Barber

Joey’s Café at Claife is a hidden gem on the west shore of Windermere. The cottage in the courtyard has been an office, a home and a Victorian tea garden. Now it serves as a cosy pit-stop for those walking up to Claife Viewing Station or setting out on the longer stretch along the west shore.

Joey's Café

Run in partnership with local foodies, Joey's Café serves a range of snacks and drinks, with a menu that changes by the season. Grab a frothy coffee and a freshly baked cake or pastry – think of it as a nod to those Victorians who took tea here hundreds of years ago.

A tasty start and finish

If you’re taking the four-mile route to Wray Castle along the west shore, Joey’s Café is there to greet you for round two. After all those miles, you’ll have earned a slice of cake!

Nearest loo

There aren’t any public toilets in the café, so please use the National Trust toilets at the ferry landing. They’re just a four-minute walk away, but make sure you give yourself enough time to get there, especially if you have little ones.

Allergen information

Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.

If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.

Always check when you visit

Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

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