Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden is not only a great refreshment stop on the C2C cycle route but also hosts a number of interesting country craft workshops.
There will always be a hot drink for you when you stop (between Easter and the end of October) in The Cyclists’ Barn. This is exclusively open for cyclists on their bikes and their support from 9.30am to 6pm every day.
Inside, you will find hot and cold drinks and flapjack plus plenty of current bike reading material. You should find the barn useful, with towels, blankets, oil, bike pump, maps, free juice for your bottles etc and you can sit inside or out in the back garden. Spare inner tubes, puncture repair kits and Sudocream are also for sale.
Greystoke Cycle Cafe are an official Sustrans C2C stamping station and the stamp is always out and available in the Barn, with juice, oil and other essentials.
The cycle cafe and tea garden is fully open to all, including walkers and non-cyclists, on Fridays, Saturdays and the second Sunday of the month between Easter Good Friday and the end of September.
The hours are designed to meet the needs of most C2C cyclists, ie 12 noon to 6pm on Fridays and 10am to 6pm on Saturdays plus the monthly Sunday. If you arrive on a bike at other times please see the Greystoke Cycle Cafe website for further details.
The Cyclists’ Barn should remain open during October and until the frosts start, it then closes for the winter and reopens with the Cafe at Easter.
This family run business also offers some fantastic Quirky Workshops which continue most of the year and include a great range of country crafts
including; art, wood carving, scultpure, dry stone walling and even bee keeping.
In season, everything served at the Greystoke cafe is home-made; light lunches, soups, cream teas, cakes, cordials, jams, milkshakes and large mugs of tea, coffee (all types), lattes, cafetieres and hot chocolate.
This is a cafe ‘sans gras’ (not greasy spoon) … except for the delicious bacon sandwiches, cheese for beans on toast and a healthy dollop of freshly whipped full fat double cream for your home-made, Aga-baked scones!
Greystoke is close to Ullswater and the Northern Fells of the beautiful Lake District and just four miles west of Penrith, laying at the crossroads of the Lands End to John O Groats west coast cycle route and the C2C cross country route.
There is a pub, shop and Post Office in the village plus, in season, an open air swimming pool. For people who want to dig a bit deeper, Greystoke has it’s own ancient church and Pele tower.
Greystoke Village – Your guide to the village of Greystoke and the surrounding area on the edge of the Lake District National Park.