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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!
 
Afternoon Tea with Alan Johnson

Afternoon Tea with Alan Johnson

Carlisle

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Writer and former Labour MP Alan Johnson will join us at Cakes and Ale café for afternoon tea and to discuss the latest in his series of memoirs The Long Winding Road.

Summer Evening Buffet Cruise

Summer Evening Buffet Cruise

Windermere

Wed 23 Aug 2017

A scenic cruise on Windermere with 2-course buffet, live music & stunning views.

Artisan Markets

Artisan Markets

Sedbergh

Sat 26 Aug 2017

2017 will be Sedbergh Artisan Markets’ fifth year.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 26 Aug 2017

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

Lagerpocalypse

Lagerpocalypse

Eskdale

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Oktoberfest comes early to Eskdale with the Woolpack Inn’s Lagerpocalypse weekend!

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Carlisle

Sat 2 Sep 2017

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

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.

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Ravenglass

Sun 17 Sep 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

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.

Guy Fawkes Night Party

Guy Fawkes Night Party

Windermere

Sat 4 Nov 2017

Remember remember the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot...

Smoking Courses

Smoking Courses

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sat 18 Nov 2017

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

Christmas Banquet

Christmas Banquet

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 2 Dec 2017

A delicious five course meal in the dining rooms of appleby castle. The perfect start to the festive season

Award Winning

Award winning
food and drink

This year is shaping up to be a great one for food and drink in Cumbria. Check out these two award winners from the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards.

With great local produce and a wealth of choice, Cumbria continues to maintain it's great reputation as a destination for food lovers everywhere.

The Terrace, Brantwood

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