Hawkshead Food & Drink

Hawkshead is a treasure trove of traditional Lake District inns serving fine local award winning real ales and locally sourced Lakeland food. Visitors will find many famous award winning inns and pubs in area which are listed in the Good Beer Guide.

Breweries like the Barngate Brewery at the award winning Drunken Duck Inn and the Old Hall Brewery on the shores of Esthwaite Water are here in Hawkshead so visitors can expect to sample some of finest Cumbrian beers in this area of the central Lakes.

Places to eat & drink in Hawkshead

A selection of delightful cafes and tearooms in Hawkshead village include ones with great gift shops like Poppi Red Gifts. Family and walker friendly cafes and tearooms are in popular Grizedale Forest and the charming Betty Fold Tea Room & Gallery sits on Hawkshead Hill near the Tarn Hows walk.

For fine dining discover best country house hotel restaurants around Hawkshead like the acclaimed Sawrey House Country Hotel overlooking Esthwaite Water situated just a short distance from Beatrix Potter’s historic farmhouse home Hill Top.

Traditional Real Ale Inns in Hawkshead

Many traditional real ale inns in Hawkshead are listed in the Good Beer Guide. Cosy inn gems like the beautiful Kings Arms with beer garden sit right in the heart of Hawkshead village centre. Many fine inns are dog friendly and offer great on-site B&B accommodation plus perks like free fishing passes for Esthwaite Water.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.