Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Food & Drink

The great selection of locally sourced and produced food and drink is just one of the many reasons the Lake District, Cumbria has a reputation as a must-visit destination for food lovers.

Search for places to sample the food and drink on offer throughout the county.

 
 

Download your free 2017 Lake District food and drink guide - packed with information on the culinary gems to be found in Cumbria.

This guide is an essential part of your foodie experience, offering a diverse range of food and drink to appeal to all tastes.

Award winning pubs, Michelin starred restaurants and the best in local Cumbrian produce.

Download your free copy now.

The Lake District, Cumbria is fast gaining a reputation as a food lover's must-visit destination. Our locally sourced and produced food and drink are just some of the many things that make this county special. Each area has something to offer you and your appetite.

In Whitehaven, on the Western side of Cumbria, you can learn the rich history of the UK Rum trade. Sample the delights while learning the story.

Grasmere is the home of the famous, handmade gingerbread which is something everyone should try. You may have tried the World famous Kendal Mint Cake but have you tried Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding? A must for anyone that likes sweet treats!

Tired of your average, run of the mill sausages? Why not try a Cumberland Whirl, a local speciality, delicious and true to its traditional recipe. 

With locally brewed ales and locally produced food galore, the Lake District, Cumbria has a wealth of delights to make any foodie happy. Take your taste buds on holiday, go on they deserve it!

Download your free 2017 Lake District food and drink guide - packed with information on the culinary gems to be found in Cumbria.

This guide is an essential part of your foodie experience, offering a diverse range of food and drink to appeal to all tastes.

Award winning pubs, Michelin starred restaurants and the best in local Cumbrian produce.

Download your free copy now.

Search Food & Drink

Where to go for the finest food and drink?

Spoilt for choice? There is so much to choose from when it comes to Food and Drink in the Lake District, Cumbria.

World-class restaurants, Cosy pubs and inns serving hearty homemade food produced using the finest locally-sourced ingredients, and superb cafes and tea rooms, many serving homemade cakes and treats.

Search below and see what's on offer during your visit to Cumbria.

 
 

Categories

Choose from the options below to find out about the wealth of Food and Drink available in the Lake District, Cumbria.

Spotlight on...

Complimentary Cocktail or Mocktail

Available every Monday and Tuesday evening

Compliment your evening meal at Bistro at the Distillery with a delicious free cocktail (or mocktail). Available from 5:30pm and limited to 1 per diner.

Book now: https://www.opentable.co.uk/bistro-at-the-distillery

Mother’s Day Menu
Available from Friday 24 – Sunday 26 March 12-pm ‘til late.

EVENTS

In an area so rich with local produce and excellent food, why not take a look at some of our Food and Drink events. Sample the delights on offer, tuck into an afternoon tea or maybe even try your hand at a food smoking course. The breadth and variety of food and drink events in the Lake District, Cumbria is indicative of the quality and variety of food and drink available. Go on - treat yourself!
 
Morning at the Museum

Morning at the Museum

Carlisle

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Come and spend a morning with us at the museum to take a closer look at some of our objects from Victorian kitchenware to costume from the 1960's.

Artisan Markets

Artisan Markets

Sedbergh

Sat 29 Apr 2017

2017 will be Sedbergh Artisan Markets’ fifth year.

beginners cooking

Beginners Cooking Class

Keswick

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

Learn how to cook in a class of like-minded people who wish to learn basic skills in the kitchen including bread and soup making.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Brampton Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices.

Cumbria Sausage Festival

Cumberland Sausage, Food and Drink Festival

Ravenglass

Sat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

The Cumberland Sausage Festival returns to Muncaster Castle for the third year!

Boogie Night

Boogie Night

Carlisle

Sat 6 May 2017

Join us as we throwback to the 60's and 70's for just £22.95 per person including a three course meal

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Carlisle

Sat 6 May 2017

Carlisle Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices.

Licence to Thrill

Licence to Thrill

Windermere

Sat 6 May 2017

Top Secret - For your eyes only! - The Beech Hill Hotel & Spa (nobody does it better!) has managed to obtain from South Lakeland District Council a licence to thrill!

Jazz Brunch in the Candleroom

Jazz Brunch in the Candleroom

Penrith

Sun 7 May 2017

Join us to celebrate the Candleroom’s 1st birthday… with the wonderful sounds from The South Lakes Hot Four jazz band. Enjoy a spectacular hot and cold buffet with a celebratory glass of fizz and a slice of birthday cake!

Fish & Chip Suppers at the Railway

Fish and Chip Evenings

Ravenglass

Fri 19 May 2017

Join an evening diesel departure from Ravenglass at 6pm and enjoy a Fish and Chip Supper at Fellbites Cafe, Dalegarth for Boot Station. Ticket price £10.50 includes a Fish Supper at Dalegarth. Call Dalegarth to book on 019467 23192.

Taste Cumbria Ulverston

Taste Cumbria Ulverston

Ulverston

Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017

Taste Cumbria is the county’s biggest and best food festival and is now a firm favourite in Ulverston’s events calendar.

Rum Weekend

Rum Weekend

Eskdale

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

This weekend, find out about this area’s traditional links to the rum trade at the Woolpack and sample some top local and international brands, with rum special offers all weekend and fun for all.

Holker Chilli Fest

Holker Chilli Fest

Grange-over-Sands

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep 2017

A two day Festival with specialist chilli companies from all over the country, local specialist food suppliers, catering featuring cuisine from around the world and a variety of quirky gifts.

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 2017

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth

Cockermouth

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Back for the eighth year in Cockermouth, the town where it all began, Taste Cumbria is now the county’s biggest and best food festival.

Smoking Courses

Smoking Courses

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sat 18 Nov 2017

Working with Smoky Jo’s to provide one day courses.

Askham Hall

Like what you see? Follow us