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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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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.
 
Alexander’s Annual Ale Festival

Alexander’s Annual Ale Festival

Kendal

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Join us in The Function Suite of the hotel and enjoy fabulous beers from Bowness Bay Brewing and some from a little further afield.

Carlisle Foodies Fest

Carlisle Foodies Fest

Carlisle

Sat 1 Oct 2016

This new Carlisle event will serve up lots of tasty treats in the city centre pedestrianised shopping area. The jam-packed programme will include food demonstrations by two celebrity chefs - Michael Caines MBE and Sean Wilson.

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.

The Brewery Wine Club - Session 2

The Brewery Wine Club - Session 2

Kendal

Thu 6 Oct 2016

A significant time in the wine year. As the crop is harvested and the wine making begins, time to reflect on some wines to enjoy in front of the fire or to accompany a warming casserole.

Bendrigg Trust

Bendrigg Trust

Kendal

Sat 8 Oct 2016

An evening of dancing, delicious food and lots of fun all to raise money for our ‘Arts for All’ project at Bendrigg.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Carlisle

Sat 15 Oct 2016

A completely new event for Carlisle, we will be setting up the Old Fire Station with traditional Bavarian decoration. Long tables with check table cloths and what beer festival would be complete without Beer Steins.

Get cooking in the kitchen

Get cooking in the kitchen

Cockermouth

Mon 24 Oct 2016

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

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.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 29 Oct 2016

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

Smoky Jo's Food Smoking Course

Smoky Jo's Food Smoking Course

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sat 19 Nov 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 2 - Sat 3 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.

Askham Hall

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