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        The Lake District is a food lovers heaven with a great variety of locally produced & organically grown products & delicacies.

        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.

        Visitor to the Lake District and us locals 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 Cumbria.

        The choice of places to eat & drink in Cumbria includes great cafes and brasseries, lovely country pubs, 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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        27th November, 2017

        Rose Farm Reviews

        5 of 5 Review on Home Away

        “Lovely Rose Farm”

        Visiting the Lakes in late November could be seen as a risky undertaking with amazingly variable weather conditions in the area but we love it and when you have a cosy warm base like Rose farm to come home to there is nothing to beat it!

        We had a superb time visiting all the famous areas and really enjoyed the lovely house and its character with lots of space and areas to really chill out in.

        Simon’s recommended hostelries were also superb, the George and Dragon being our firm favourite.

        The location is superb with breath-taking views.

        We will be visiting again.

        Highly recommended  – Nick Dove   

        13th November, 2017

        Rose Farm Reviews

        From Email:-

        We had a fantastic time at Rose Farm, old and young alike. The youngest was 19 and the oldest 80 years who was my Mother who the cottage break was a surprise for.

        We didn’t really venture out for meals as Rose Farm had such fantastic cooking facilities. We just had a good old chin wag around the table, reminiscing and having a laugh.

        We will all be happy to recommend your cottages because we had such a great time there.

        We will certainly visit again, maybe for my Mothers 81st? Thank you from The Shadforth Clan.

        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