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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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The Lakes Cocktails

To celebrate the launch of their mouth-watering flavoured gin and vodka liqueurs, The Lakes Distillery have launched a delicious new bespoke cocktail menu.

The new selection creates science for the senses, offering delectable aperitifs and digestifs for every occasion!

Diners can enjoy a free cocktail every Monday and Tuesday in the Bistro. The cherry on top of a perfect dining experience!

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Food and Drink 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!
 
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.

Gala Dinner Flyer

Silver Anniversary Gala Dinner

Kendal

Sun 24 Sep 2017

South Lakeland Carers 25th Gala Dinner with scrumptious food and wonderful music

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.

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton Farmers Market

Brampton

Sat 30 Sep 2017

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

Carlisle Farmers Market (©D&H Photographers)

Carlisle Farmers Market

Carlisle

Sat 7 Oct 2017

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

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.

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Afternoon Tea in the Castle

Ravenglass

Sun 15 Oct 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

Fish & Chip Suppers at the Railway

Fish and Chip Evenings

Ravenglass

Fri 20 Oct 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.

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...

Wine Festival

Wine Festival

Eskdale

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Nov 2017

With more than 50 wines from around the world to sample over the weekend, come to the Woolpack Inn in beautiful Eskdale for a feast of viticultural delights!

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

Christmas Indoor Market with Festive Street Market

Christmas Indoor Market with Festive Street Market

Ulverston

Sat 9 Dec 2017

Come one, come all to our beautiful town of Ulverston and to the Coronation Hall Indoor and Street Christmas Market!

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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