The Lake District’s status as one of the most mouth-watering foodie destinations in the UK is being fuelled by the plethora of innovative restaurants, cafes, Breweries that you can find in every village.
Whether you’re a fan of Masterchef The Professionals or you simply love eating delicious food, you need to make the Lake District the location for your next foodie mini-break. Here you’ll find inventive chefs creating dishes that will surprise and delight you.
There is a strong sense of provenance to the menus with chefs using locally sourced meats, cheeses, herbs and seasonal vegetables.
There are local tea and coffee producers such as Farrer & Co, Penningtons and Red Brick creating artisan brews for all occasions and tastes and independent cafes a plenty. One of our favourites in Grasmere is Mathilde’s.
A contemporary Scandi style café located within the Heaton Cooper Gallery, it’s a real unexpected gem with top notch coffee and cake and the ideal place to contemplate the views that inspired the paintings of Alfred & William Heaton Cooper and the poetry of William Wordsworth.
The Gallery itself has original paintings and prints and a delightful shop full of gifts, books and art supplies.
The Drunken Duck is a much-loved Lake District pub, located only two miles from Ambleside and close to Hawkshead with awe-inspiring fell views. It’s the perfect place to stop for a relaxed elegant lunch with own brewed ales.
Depending on your mood you can do a lovely walk up to the nearby Tarn Hows or a more challenging one in the Langdales, before sampling the culinary delights.
To enjoy a flavour of the Western Lake Districts landscape and gastronomy take a drive up to Pooley Bridge in the Ullswater Valley.
Here you’ll find 1863 Bistro, built first as the village blacksmith and later it becoming the post office, it is now a restaurant with a growing reputation for amazing food.
They have recently launched a new Tasting Menu with the flavours of Cumbria showcased to their best, alongside an a la Carte menu.
This rural region boasts a food and drink offer to surpass the big urban centres of Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Hidden in every valley and village you can find a restaurant, café or brewery creating delicious foodie experiences.
Why not take a look at our cottages and book your foodie break away?