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

Stunning inn accommodation in Hawkshead, with pub meals served. Family and pet friendly, with off road parking and luxurious en suite bedrooms. Near attractions & walking routes.
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Beautiful inn near Ambleside with stunning rooms and friendly traditional Badger Bar serving a delicious menu of home-made food and real ales.
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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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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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Hotels with Restaurants in the Lake District

Enjoy fine dining at our on-site AA rosette restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere overlooking gardens and countryside. Perfect for special occasions with well designed rooms & suites.
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An 18th Century Lakeland farmhouse now offering luxurious self catering and B&B accommodation with restaurant near Cockermouth and Keswick in Cumbria.
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Midweek Breaks at this fabulous hotel in Bowness upon Windermere. We can deliver snacks or beverages to your room or if you fancy dining out, we can recommend the best restaurants
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Accommodation in the Lake District

Stunning inn accommodation in Hawkshead, with pub meals served. Family and pet friendly, with off road parking and luxurious en suite bedrooms. Near attractions & walking routes.
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Spectacular period property in Torver village near Coniston with extensive terrace, open fire and family facilities. Just a 5 minute walk from inns and shops. Parking for 3 cars.
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Dalton-in-Furness
Fantastic guest house in central Dalton-in-Furness with great value room rates. Ideal for business or leisure. Near Ulverston and South Lakes Wild Animal Park. Free parking & WiFi.
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AA 3 star fully en-suite guesthouse within walking distance of train & bus stations,lake and local amenities.Wide choice breakfast menu to cater for all tastes. Free Wi-Fi.
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Splendid Victorian country house hotel in Ingleton offering B&B and dinner, B&B accommodation. Ideally located for walkers and sightseers, residents lounge and bar.
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