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Food & Drink

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 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.

Check out our 2016/17 Food & Drink guide!

 

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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.
 
Create your own Christmas Wreath

Create your own Christmas Wreath

Ambleside

Tue 6 Dec 2016

Join in our “hands-on” experience and learn how to create your very own Christmas Wreath from the experts at Hayes

Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise

Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise

Penrith

Tue 1 Nov - Fri 23 Dec 2016

Indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea and board the Steamer at a time to suit for a picturesque cruise on Lake Ullswater (weather permitting).

Adult chocolate workshops with a Prosecco

Adult chocolate workshops with a Prosecco

Hawkshead

Wed 7 Dec 2016

It’s not just the kids that get to enjoy the fun at the Cocoa Bean!

Christmas Themed Smoky Jo's Food Smoking Course

Christmas Themed Smoky Jo's Food Smoking Course

Bowness-on-Windermere

Wed 7 Dec 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.

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

Windermere

Fri 9 - Sat 10 Dec 2016

Why not celebrate with a Christmas party in style with a night of festive fun and yuletide merriment, which will start the festive season with a bang.

Christmas Elves and Crackers!

Christmas Elves and Crackers!

Workington

Sat 10 Dec 2016

The Bread And Butter Theatre Company will be brightening up The Hub this December with two performances to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 17 Dec 2016

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

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

Cockermouth

Sat 31 Dec 2016

What better way to celebrate the start of New Year’s Eve than at a distillery?

Askham Hall

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