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

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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Traditional 15th century Coaching Inn B&B in Hawkshead. 8 en-suite rooms. Delicious home-cooked meals. Bar. B&B and dinner, B&B accommodation available. Kids & pets welcome.
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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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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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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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Hotels with Restaurants in the Lake District

Grange in Borrowdale
Welcoming Victorian country house hotel near Derwentwater with luxury rooms & locally sourced evening meals available. A la carte breakfast menu. Delicious desserts.
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Set in 4.5 acres of gardens and woodland on shores of Derwentwater in quiet location this Keswick B&B has twin, double and family rooms. Onsite restaurant.
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Luxury four star Lake District hotel with a bar and grill, and an AA Rosette winning restaurant. Complimentary breakfast for guests. 38 en-suite rooms. Leisure facilities.
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Accommodation in the Lake District

Grange in Borrowdale
Victorian country house hotel in Borrowdale close to Derwentwater. Standard double/ twin, deluxe & family rooms. Panoramic country views. Great choice of breakfast & evening meals.
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Luxurious 4 Star Victorian guesthouse in Keswick town centre ideally situated for walking & touring the North Lakes with 7 guest rooms, most en-suite & delicious breakfasts.
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Five star holiday cottage in Gilsland. Provides stunning views of the Lake District, Scotland and Hadrian's Wall. Sleeps eight across four bedrooms. Walkers and cyclists welcome.
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Lake Windermere
20 luxury self catering holiday cottages on a country estate by the shores of Lake Windermere. Onsite indoor heated swimming pool, fitness suite & fly fishing. Sleeps 2-10
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Set in 4.5 acres of gardens and woodland on shores of Derwentwater in quiet location this Keswick Hotel has twin, double and family rooms. Restaurant on site.
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