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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Bowness on Windermere
Popular Bowness on Windermere inn with a choice of bars, regular entertainment, hearty pub meals & a choice of cask ales. Free use of nearby pool, sauna and gym. Four poster suite.
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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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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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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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Hotels with Restaurants in the Lake District

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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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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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

Luxurious 5 Star apartment in Kirkoswald near Penrith perfect for romantic breaks & close to Hadrian's wall with a spa bath, beautiful double bedroom, parking & WIFI.
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Delightful two bedroom Coniston holiday cottage with beautiful lake views, conservatory, log fire, Wi-Fi service & laundry facilities. Short breaks welcome. No pets.
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Central Lakes
Oak Cottage is a charming property located in the middle of Chapel Stile. There are fantastic views from the cottage towards Lingmore Fell and many walks to be enjoyed if you wa...
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Stylish Thornthwaite holiday apartment set in a former 17th Century coaching inn close to Bassenthwaite Lake. Great walks & cycle rides right from the door. Sleeps 6.
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Stunning large farmhouse on the lower slopes of Silver Howe overlooking Grasmere lake and the fells, 1 mile from the village. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, woodburner and pet friendly.
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