Lake District Food & Drink

Riverside Cafes & Restaurants in Grasmere

Riverside Cafes & Restaurants in Grasmere

Kendal Mint Cake

Kendal Mint Cake

An incredible choice of best restaurants and places to eat and drink in the Lake District are across this top region for local produce, fine real ales and Michelin Star restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet inn or an organic cafe and cosy tearoom, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect Lake District & Cumbria Food & Drink venue. The Lake District is renowned as one of Britain’s finest farming regions with an emphasis on eco-friendliness and sustainability. Locally sourced food accompanied by fine real ales is served in the Lake Districts many pubs and restaurants. Cafes and tearooms are where to head for Fairtrade sourced speciality teas and coffees, and delicious home-made cakes and snacks.

Discover the huge variety of specialist food & drink in the Lake District in one of many farmers markets and local produce markets across the region. Treat yourself to a selection of Lakeland’s finest specialist foods from Cumberland sausage and Hawkshead Relishes to Cartmel sauces, Jennings ales and classic Kendal Mint Cake. Connoisseur’s love the Lake District for its selection of acclaimed Michelin Star and award-winning restaurants and you’ll find vegetarian, vegan and organic food features strongly on the menus of Lake District pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms. There’s a fantastic choice of organic and vegetarian cafes serving hearty food and drink in the Lake District usually located in popular walking and outdoor activity areas like Keswick and Glenridding near Ullswater.

Find original and creative cuisine in popular dining centres like Ambleside, Kendal, Windermere and Keswick. Taste authentic Lakeland local produce at farmers’ markets and enjoy the finest real ales across breweries and pubs in the Lake District – don’t miss a visit to the Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley near Windermere!

Pub Accommodation in the Lake District

Kirkby Lonsdale
Delightful Kirkby Lonsdale Hotel offering B&B accommodation in choice of comfortable rooms. Hearty meals & range of beers. Ideal for exploring the Lake District
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Ings Nr Windermere
Four star rated Ings inn, with a microbrewery on site, comfortable en-suite guest rooms and hearty Cumbrian food served in the pub restaurant. Pets & families are welcome to stay.
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Braithwaite
Victorian country house hotel and Georgian Inn, peaceful hillside position, superb views, close to Keswick, Lake District. Onsite bars and restaurant. Pets welcome. Free Wi-Fi.
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A beautiful heritage inn at Troutbeck hamlet, midway between Keswick and Penrith, perfect for walking and cycling, In-house restaurant, bar and 7 en-suites. Dog friendly with WiFi.
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Bowness on Windermere
Lake District Inn B&B set in the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Choice of beautiful en-suite rooms, some with lake views. Wonderful food & drinks served.
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Hotels with Restaurants in the Lake District

Ullswater country house hotel with AA three rosette awarded fine dining restaurant as featured in the Good Food Guide for 2011. Only ten minutes from the M6 at Penrith
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Rosthwaite hotel providing accommodation near Borrowdale, with comfortable rooms available on a DBB basis. Licensed bar. Set menu available daily, using local ingredients.
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Romantic & stylish country house hotel in the heart of Windermere, with restaurant on site offering sophisticated but refreshingly simple, delicious food.
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Accommodation in the Lake District

Elegant 18th Century hotel with an award- winning restaurant, private balconies, luxury en- suite bedrooms and conference & wedding facilities. WiFi access. Set in 18 acres.
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Well appointed group accommodation in the Lake District for up to 30 people. Walking, cycling & plenty of outdoor activities nearby. One acre of grounds for games. Short breaks.
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Welcoming & family friendly Windermere guest house with ensuite guest rooms & great choice of breakfast. Single, double, twin & family rooms. Short walk to Lake.
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Stunning white-washed cottage with hot tub in Coniston, one of a selection of heritage properties with private parking, WiFi and pets welcome. Feature open fireplace. Hot tub.
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Portinscale
Delightful 4 Star Gold Award Georgian house offering a high standard of accommodation. Six beautiful rooms, one ground floor. Wi-Fi. Free private car park. Stunning views.
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