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Food & Drink Tour - Central Lakes

If your a real foodie, this delightful culinery tour will take you around the central lakes to really test the tastebuds!


After your overnight stay at the award winning Holbeck Ghyll Hotel in Windermere, dining in their 3 rosette restaurant for breakfast, what a way to start the tour!
We now head just up the road to Ambleside and call in at Lucy's Specialist Grocers - delicatessen where you can stock up on tasty treats and at Lucy's on a Plate - cafe & restuarant, where you can eat tasty treats!
Now heading further up the road is the beautiful Grasmere village, the home of the famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Baked daily for the last 154 years to a secret recipe, delicious - you'll be hooked!
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

Conferences at Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

Holbeck Ghyll is peacefully set amongst rolling countryside overlooking Lake Windermere and the spectacular Langdale Fells yet only 3 miles from Windermere and 20 mins drive from Jct 36 of the M6.
Grasmere Gingerbread

Grasmere Gingerbread ® at Grasmere Gingerbread®

This fascinating little shop was built in 1630 as the village school, and is where Wordsworth occasionally taught. In 1854 it became the home of Sarah Nelson's world famous original celebrated Grasmere gingerbread.


Take lunch at the culinery gem with a well established following of food enthusiasts. Jericho's Restaurant is relaxed, friendly and a real food haven.


Head back to Ambleside and take the road for Hawkshead. If you fancy a quick thirst quencher, look out for a turning on the right and a sign for The Drunken Duck Restaurant & Inn. The heart of the Duck is its bar with its wide oak flooring, old beams, an open fire, numerous pictures, leather club chairs & a beautiful Brathay Black slate bar top from the local quarry half a mile down Duck Hill. Initially set up to provide the Duck with its own beers, Barngates Brewery now produces a range of award-winning real ales, supplying many other inns throughout the north of England.
Carry on now, to the picturesque village of Hawkeshead, here you have afternoon tea in one of the many quaint tea shops. The famous Hawkshead Relish Company is located in the square. This multi award winning makers of relishes, pickles and preserves, all handmade in Hawkshead. Tasty gifts to take home!
Take the ferry across Lake Windermere back to Bowness on Windermere.
The Drunken Duck Inn

Barngates Brewery at The Drunken Duck Inn

Relaxed informal restaurant.
Hawkshead Relish Company

Hawkshead Relish Company

With over 100 handmade Relishes, Pickles and Preserves and over 50 Great Taste Awards this is the perfect place for gifts and treats, a passion for local ingredients and traditionally handmade they are gluten, nut and preservative free.


From Bowness on Windermere head towards Kendal, then take the turning for Staveley. Relax by the log fire with a fine wine or a good local real ale or relax on a warm summers evening, hearing the river Kent bubbling past, and indulge in one of the tasty dishes from our interesting and varied menu at the Eagle and Child Inn. At the Eagle all the food is freshly prepared in house. Using village suppliers for meat and fresh breads with fish and game coming from Hawkshead and Cartmel. They also offer a variety of tasty, freshly prepared vegetarian dishes. The restaurant and bar offer a traditional feel, with slate floors, exposed beams and real log fires. The high standard of the food being complemented by the cosy atmosphere.

The Eagle and Child Inn

The Eagle and Child Inn

Award-winning country inn, riverside location, log fires, warm welcome, fresh local food and real ales, 5 cosy bedrooms.

Details of Conferences at Holbeck Ghyll Country House HotelConferences at Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

Holbeck Ghyll is peacefully set amongst rolling countryside overlooking Lake Windermere and the spectacular Langdale Fells yet only 3 miles from Windermere and 20 mins drive from Jct 36 of the M6.

This magnificent former hunting lodge offers the tranquility and total change of environment which conference delegates require in order to achieve results.

A new self contained and exclusive boardroom in the grounds is ideal for meetings and conferences. Michelin star food provides a wonderful complement to the day's work. A health spa onsite offers cardiovascular gymnasium, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms for massage etc.

Exclusive use available.

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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel
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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

Holbeck Lane, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LU


Map reference: NY 392022
     Lat: 54.41159  Long: -2.93829
From the south, follow M6 to jct 36, then take tha A591 to Windermere. Continue for 3 miles towards Ambleside, passing Troutbeck Bridge services and Brockhole Visitors Centre. Half a mile further on, turn right into Holbeck Lane signed Troutbeck and Townend. The hotel drive is 0.5 mile up the lane, on the left-hand side.

From the North: Follow M6(South) to junction 40, Penrith. Take the A66 to Keswick, join the A591 passong Grasmere and Ambleside. Approximately 1 mile south of Ambleside turn left into Holbeck Lane.

Parking : free

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