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The Lake District is a food lovers heaven with a great variety of locally produced & organically grown products & delicacies. Much of our local produce has a distinctly Cumbrian history, such as the Cumberland sausage, damsons, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Grasmere Gingerbread, Kendal Mint Cake, rum butter, Herdwick Lamb, Holker Salt Marsh Lamb, Muncaster Crab and of course Morecambe Bay brown shrimps.

We are spoilt for choice when eating out in Cumbria & the Lake District. Many of our local producers and restaurateurs have turned food & drink into an art form with award winning restaurants, pubs & cafes dotted around the county, you’ll need more than a weekend visit to experience the best of what our area has to offer.

The choice of places to eat & drink in Cumbria ranges from quintessential country pubs offering a mixture of classic pub food through to modern gastro pubs and a huge variety of restaurants that will suit all budgets and tastes.

You’ll find Michelin starred restaurants including the north of England’s only 2 Michelin star restaurant (L’Enclume in Cartmel), wonderful regional restaurants using local produce, seafood restaurants and of course restaurants catering for those who like food from around the world including French bistro’s, Thai restaurants, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Spanish etc.

Many of our local restaurants welcome children and several restaurants and most pubs also allow dogs too.

Cumbria & the Lake District is also privileged to have many wonderful farm shops, farmers markets and daily, weekly & monthly village & country markets where you’ll be able to buy wonderful local produce and get to meet the farmers and producers too.

If you love food, you’ll love Cumbria!

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Reviews

10th November, 2017

Charcoal House Reviews

What a lovely place to stay. We’ve really enjoyed our stay at Charcoal House-very homely and welcoming.

We had a lovely few days exploring the beautiful lakes and surrounding area. Thank you! – Paul & Sharon Smith, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

3rd Novemeber, 2017

Charcoal House Reviews

5 of 5 Review on Home Away

“Fantatsic few days in the Lakes”

Charcoal house was a fantastic base for our break in the lakes, even better than the photographs.

The house is filled with quality furnishing and finishes, with everything you can think of at hand.

The walk into the woods with the dog was a definite highlight.

We would thoroughly recommend the house, all details and information provided were spot on – David Page,  East Cottingwith, Yorkshire

20th October, 2017

Shamrock Cottage Reviews

What a lovely cottage!

A great wee break. Will recommend and return. – Cecilia, Gordon, Finlay & Buddy the dog

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