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Food & Drink

The Lake District and Cumbria has so much more to offer than scenery. 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 you can learn about the UK Rum trade. Sample the delights while learning about the history. In Grasmere you can take home some famous, handmade gingerbread which is something everyone should try. Cumbria is also known for its Herdwick Sheep, often spotted grazing in the high fells.

You may have tried the World famous Kendal Mint Cake but have you tried Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding? Tired of your average, run of the mill sausages? Why not try a Cumberland Whirl. With locally brewed ales and food galore, take your taste buds on holiday, go on they deserve it.

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Spoilt for choice? There is so much to choose from when it comes to Food and Drink in Cumbria. Why dont you search below and see what's on offer during your visit to Cumbria.

 
 

EVENTS

Want to do a little more than shop? Why not take a look at some of our Food and Drink events and get tucked into an afternoon tea or try your hand at a food smoking course.
 
Get cooking in the kitchen

Get cooking in the kitchen

Cockermouth

Mon 25 Jul 2016

Beatrix Potter loved her porridge! Head to the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and try your hand at making a traditional Cumbrian recipe.

Cumbrian Fish Suppers

Cumbrian Fish Suppers

Ullswater

Tue 26 Jul 2016

Every Tuesday evening from 21st June to 23rd August our famous fish supper cruises return on-board a two hour evening cruise with musical entertainment from Pete Lashley.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 30 Jul 2016

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

Great British Menu

Great British Menu

Staveley

Sat 30 Jul 2016

From Northern Ireland to Scotland and Land's End, there is an abundance of top quality British food to put on your table.

Made in Cumbria

Made in Cumbria Farmers Market

Carlisle

Fri 5 Aug 2016

Held in the pedestrian friendly centre of Carlisle, this award winning Farmers Market combines an excellent choice of local produce.

Gourmet & Wine Tasting Night

Gourmet & Wine Tasting Night

Windermere

Sat 20 Aug 2016

This is the perfect night for all you foodies and connoisseurs out there! Join us for an evening of pure indulgence...

Smoky Jo's Food Smoking Course

Smoky Jo's Food Smoking Course

Bowness-on-Windermere

Wed 14 Sep 2016

The Wild Boar is working with smoking experts Smoky Jo’s to provide one day courses, where guests will learn how to hot and cold smoke their own food.

Fish and Chip Night

Fish and Chip Night

Ravenglass

Fri 16 Sep 2016

Join an evening Diesel departure from Ravenglass at 6pm and enjoy a Fish and Chip Supper at Fellbites Cafe, Dalegarth for Boot Station.

Gin Tasting Evening with Fever-Tree

Gin Tasting Evening with Fever-Tree

Ambleside

Fri 16 Sep 2016

At Waterhead we have a passion for serving a quality gin and tonic and have a range of premium and boutique gins to give guests maximum choice. We also invite you join us as we host regular gin tasting evenings.

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 2016

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 2016

Cockermouth

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth is back for it’s 7th year bigger and better than ever.

This lovely loaf is gluten free & made here

Gluten Free Baking: Breads and pastries

Penrith

Wed 5 Oct 2016

All our bread is made by Gill and on this course she will teach you how to create really tasty bread that you’ll find doesn't bear any similarity to any other you’ve had before.

Classical Concert & Afternoon Tea

Classical Concert & Afternoon Tea

Windermere

Thu 6 Oct 2016

Enjoy a concert by the flute, violin and cello trio Classic Ensembles, followed by a delicious afternoon tea.

Tea Parties

Tea Parties

Bowness-on-Windermere

Wed 26 Oct 2016

Enjoy a scrumptious party lunch of sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps and cakes galore with Peter Rabbit.

Askham Hall

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