Lake District Food & Drink

Riverside Cafes & Restaurants in Grasmere

Riverside Cafes & Restaurants in Grasmere

Last updated: 29th Jul 2014

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

Coniston
4 star Coniston Inn offering bed and breakfast accommodation with 12 comfortable ensuite rooms. Close To Coniston Lake. (Mid week breaks available 2-5 days)
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Elterwater
Luxury 400 year old Lakeland Inn near Elterwater, non-smoking, all en-suite rooms, superb dining. Pets, dogs & children welcome. Offers bed & breakfast service.
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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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17th Century B&B near Keswick with luxurious guest rooms, serving excellent food and drink, children and pets welcome. Off road parking & cycle storage available.
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Bowness On Windermere
Pub in Bowness on Windermere, offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation with a bar, restaurant and 6 en-suite rooms. Ideal for relaxing breaks and active holidays.
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Hotels with Restaurants in the Lake District

Award-winning Grasmere hotel with Two AA Rosette restaurant. Fine wines and gourmet cuisine created by Masterchef Andrew Burton. Seasonal lunch, dinner & light lounge menus.
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Visit our famous Badger Bar and enjoy a variety of freshly prepared meals made from the best local produce whenever possible.
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Dine at our excellent Great Langdale hotel, which has a dining room & a bar area and serves breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the week. Vegetarian & children's meals available
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Accommodation in the Lake District

Elegant 4 Diamond Ambleside B&B with four poster rooms, superb fell views, drying room for wet outdoor gear, secure bike storage and large private car park.
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Attractive Windermere cottage ideal for larger families or groups. 5 bedrooms, wood burner stove, use of onsite leisure facilities. Disabled access. Dog friendly. Sleeps 10.
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Exquisite cottage a short walk from Coniston village and the lake with free sailing club membership, WiFi and games room with Wii and Playstation. Stunning garden. Sleeps 2-6.
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Cockermouth
Stunning boutique guest house in Cockermouth, just a short walk from Wordsworth's birthplace home, restaurants and inns. Two luxury en-suites, WiFi and outstanding breakfasts.
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Coniston
4 star Coniston Inn offering bed and breakfast accommodation with 12 comfortable ensuite rooms. Close To Coniston Lake. (Mid week breaks available 2-5 days)
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