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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.

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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.

 
 

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Book your table at the brand new Queens Head Hotel in Troutbeck

Join us at the recently reopened Queens Head Hotel in Troutbeck as we serve up daily delicious Cumbrian classics; served with flair and created with the finest seasonal produce. Our main menu rotates on a regular basis to ensure only the freshest and finest dishes are served.

The Queens Head is now open daily serving award-winning cask ales, beers, spirits, wines, and food. For more information on the pub or to book a table or book a room for the evening, click HERE.

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!
 
Barbecue Cookery Demonstrations

Weber Summer Barbecue Cookery School

Ambleside

Fri 30 Jun 2017

If you want to refine your BBQ skills, so you are equipped and ready for the BBQ season then who better to show you the ropes than a Weber certified barbecue chef?

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Carlisle

Sat 1 Jul 2017

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

Penrith on a Plate

Penrith on a Plate

Penrith

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Sample some of the finest foods and beverages lovingly produced in Eden and beyond at the annual Penrith on a Plate food festival day.

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Ravenglass

Sun 16 Jul 2017

For a very special treat; a sumptuous Afternoon Tea in the splendour of the Castle’s Billiard Room. This elegant room with its ornate plaster ceiling overlooks the Castle lawns

Artisan Markets

Artisan Markets

Sedbergh

Sat 22 Jul 2017

2017 will be Sedbergh Artisan Markets’ fifth year.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 29 Jul 2017

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

Summer Ball

Summer Ball

Windermere

Sat 29 Jul 2017

It’s time to put on your dancing shoes..... After an overwhelming response to our Spring (Licence to Thrill night) & Summer Ball last year we have decided to hold both celebrations again this year.

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.

Fish & Chip Suppers at the Railway

Fish and Chip Evenings

Ravenglass

Fri 15 Sep 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 Cockermouth 2017

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth

Cockermouth

Sat 23 - Sun 24 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.

Beaumont Parish Hall

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Carlisle

Fri 29 Sep 2017

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.

Are you being severed? - Murder Mystery Dinner

Are you being severed? - Murder Mystery Dinner

Bowness-on-Windermere

Thu 12 Oct 2017

Enjoy a 3 course dinner in our restaurant along with a murder mystery show by the dedicated team of professional performers with clues, hints and your chance to interview all the suspects.

Smoking Courses

Smoking Courses

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sat 18 Nov 2017

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

The Terrace, Brantwood

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