Where to eat and drink in the Lake District
Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in the Lake District? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.
The home of Cumberland Sausage, Grasmere Ginger Bread and Sticky Toffee Pudding, the Lake District is an ideal place to visit if you are a lover of food. The area boasts a wide range of eateries and places to drink that will suit everyone, from those hiking Scafell Pike to those browsing the boutiques and independent shops in Keswick.
There are cosy pubs in the Lake District around almost every corner. Take a seat in front of a roaring log fire and tuck into some delicious and filling post-hike meals. The charming Punch Bowl and Drunken Duck Inns, situated in Crossthwaite and on Hawkshead Hill, are the perfect option for relaxed, yet tasty dining. For quaint tearooms and cafes in the Lake District, Gillams Tearooms in Ulverston is a brilliant choice. Established in 1892, the much-loved business has been serving afternoon teas to tourists and locals for over 100 years.
It’s not all traditional eateries, there are plenty of restaurants in the Lake District with varied and eclectic cuisines like The Jumble Room, a bright and quirky location with a laid back atmosphere and beautiful food. There is also the award-winning Holbeck Ghyll, a 19th century hunting lodge turned Michelin star restaurant, serving modern gourmet food with a Gallic twist as diners take in the fantastic views over Lake Windermere. You definitely won’t struggle to look for places to eat in the Lake District.