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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.

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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.



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.
Lanty Slee Evening (Alternative Burns Night)

Lanty Slee Evening (Alternative Burns Night)


Fri 27 Jan 2017

Join us for a spectacular evening for a Burns Night with a twist – The Lakes Distillery celebrates the life and times of the infamous Lake District whisky smuggler, Lanty Slee.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market


Sat 28 Jan 2017

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

Currynation Hall for St Mary’s Hospice

Currynation Hall for St Mary’s Hospice


Fri 3 Feb 2017

Currynation Hall in Aid of St Mary’s Hospice – Friday 3 February: 5pm to 10pm: £10

Fish & Chip Suppers at the Railway

Fish and Chip Evenings


Fri 17 Feb 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.

Marmalade Festival

Marmalade Festival


Sat 18 - Sun 19 Mar 2017

It’s back and bigger than ever. Bring along that jar of marmalade to board the 9.45 cruise from Glenridding and enjoy a cruise on us with complimentary toast too! In association with Dalemain's Marmalade Festival.

Penrith Goes Orange

Penrith Goes Orange


Sat 18 Mar 2017

Marmalade, bears and all things orange… put a date in your diary for Saturday 18 March 2017, as Penrith celebrates the World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival.

Barrow Drinks Festival 2017

Barrow Drinks Festival 2017


Sat 1 Apr 2017

Sample a wide selection of wines from Spain, Italy, France and Australia. Enjoy the flavours of locally produced drinks, talk to leading experts in a relaxed setting, who will help select wines to suit your style.

Plant Fair and Food Market

Plant Fair and Food Market


Sun 16 Apr 2017

Our Plant Fair brings together many of the North's top nurseries and growers, along with our ever popular food market featuring a variety of fresh local and regional food and drink.

Gourmet & Wine Tasting Night

Gourmet & Wine Tasting Night


Sat 22 Apr 2017

This is the perfect night for all you foodies and connoisseurs out there!

Taste Cumbria Ulverston

Taste Cumbria Ulverston


Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017

It will be foodie heaven in Ulverston over the 2017 Spring Bank holiday weekend when Taste Cumbria returns for another fabulous festival.

Askham Hall

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