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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

12th August, 2017

Charcoal House Reviews

5 of 5 Review on Home Away

“Wonderful property in a stunning location”

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Charcoal House, which has to be the very best holiday home we have ever stayed in.

Everything about the house was perfect, so much attention to detail and as for the beds – so comfortable.

The location is so peaceful with fine walks nearby. Our highlight being the hike up the Old Man of Coniston and beyond.

We sampled many fine pubs all of which are a short drive away.

A thoroughly enjoyable week in the lakes, we will definitely be back to Charcoal House – Nick Baldwin, Uckfield, East Sussex

12th August, 2017

Weavers Cottages Reviews

From Email

“I would just like to say thank you for everything you arranged for us.

Our stay was fantastic. All of our family and guests for the week were really impressed with cottage and it’s tranquil feeling.

Should this be the standard of your other properties we will certainly be returning to one of them” – Stuart Ireland

12th August, 2017

Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Hidden Gem of Cark”

We stayed in this super cottage for two weeks and really enjoyed everything it has to offer.

Lovely and clean, really good quality beds and bedding so had a excellent nights sleep and always felt well rested.

Everything you need in a cottage for the whole of your stay was provided and the kitchen is really spacious so very enjoyable to cook those lovely meals you never seem to get the time to do in your busy life.

The fact that it is pet friendly made it even better for us and it is so well situated to visit so many places, and lovely to have a warm and welcoming cottage to come back to after a busy day exploring.

Will definitely be back as even after two weeks still didn’t manage to see everything we wanted – Pam Jenkins, St. Helens

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