enjoy food & drink in the taste district...

A visit to Cumbria would not be complete without trying some superb local food & drink.

We may be famous for Cumberland sausage but this is just one of the great things on offer. Try our damson gin, sticky toffee pudding or local salt marsh lamb.

A host of great pubs, inns and fine dining restaurants ensures there is sonething for all tastes and occasions.  It's also worth taking a trip to Cumbria's breweries for some real local ale.

Enjoying a drink in Carlisle

What's on offer

Pubs, inns & breweries

Cumbria has an impressive collection of real ale pubs, inns and a variety of independent local breweries.

pubs & inns
breweries in cumbria


Restaurants & producers

World-class cuisine and superb local produce - Cumbria is all about taste, skill and quality.



Cafés & tearooms

Relax over afternoon tea, or warm up with a nice cuppa after a day out exploring.

cafés & tearooms


Retailers & cookery schools

There are hundreds of quality food shops and lots of courses that can teach you how to cook it.

food shops
cookery courses


Local produce, trails & tours

George and Dragon
Taste of Cumbria award

George & Dragon, Clifton winner of Cumbria Tourism "Taste of Cumbria Award 2013"

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Farmers' markets

Authentic local produce, direct to your plate.

farmers' markets


The water in the Lake District is very soft, and makes for wonderful drinking water.

local bottled water

Cumberland sausage

Easy to recognise because, unlike other British sausages, it is not linked, but long and coiled, and sold by length or weight.
cumberland sausage


A foodies tour of the region

Using this map
The red coloured areas on the map indicate the location of the food & drink establishments listed on this website. The darker the colour the more establishments there are in that area.
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taste guide 2013

A downloadable PDF guide to food and drink in Cumbria.

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