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

Braithwaite
Victorian country house hotel and Georgian Inn, peaceful hillside position, superb views, close to Keswick, Lake District. Onsite bars and restaurant. Pets welcome. Free Wi-Fi.
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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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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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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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Kirkby Lonsdale
Delightful Kirkby Lonsdale Hotel offering B&B accommodation in choice of comfortable rooms. Hearty meals & range of beers. Ideal for exploring the Lake District
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Hotels with Restaurants in the Lake District

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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Romantic & stylish country house hotel in the heart of Windermere, with restaurant on site offering sophisticated but refreshingly simple, delicious food.
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Georgian country house hotel accommodation in Keswick and award winning restaurant for a fabulous dining experience and notable wine list. Beautiful ensuite bedrooms and free Wi-Fi
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Accommodation in the Lake District

The Grange Country House offers five star bed and breakfast in Keswick. Licensed bar, scenic terrace, luxurious en-suite rooms, delicious Cumbrian breakfasts.
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4 star awarded Victorian B&B in Carlisle with twin, double and family rooms. Business guests welcome, with off road parking and cycle storage. Breakfast & dinner served.
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Modern self catering caravan near Bassenthwaite with stunning views of the Lake District. 2 bedrooms, lovely views, lawn area & decked garden. No pets. Off peak short breaks.
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Romantic 'upside-down' cottage in Keswick with one double bedroom, high beamed ceilings, parking & modern kitchen. Short breaks welcome. Pet friendly. Sleeps 2.
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Charming bed and breakfast guest house in the Lake District. Easy walking distance to Windermere and Bowness. En-suite rooms. Families and couples welcome. Free parking and Wi-Fi.
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