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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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        4th June, 2018

        Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

        5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

        “Fabulous cottage”

        Lovely cottage, has everything you need. We stayed here with our dogs in June, last minute getaway, loved it!

        Kitchen has everything you need, lovely garden, beds are really comfortable, one of the nicest cottages we’ve stayed in.

        Loved the little bakery (300 yards away). We went everyday, pizza and breads gorgeous, nice pub on the corner, ideal little village.

        Spent our days out sight seeing, didn’t make it to the beach. Would definitely stay again.

        Simon was great to deal with. Thank you! 🙂 – Lisa

        25th May, 2018

        Weavers Cottages Reviews

        5 out of 5 Review on Home Away

        “Location, location & a fab cottage !”

        Fab location and a beautiful cottage to stay in = perfect holiday.

        We ate out in Cartmel nearly everyday and were never disappointed – also breakfast rolls from Wellbread most days set us up for our days out exploring the beautiful countryside and must mention Unsworth’s Yard for beer in the afternoon sun in their lovely courtyard – we also had the added bonus of bluebells in the racecourse woods and on our walk over the top to Grange and we were very lucky to have lots of sunshine 🙂 – Lucy


        21st May, 2018

        Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

        5 Star Review on ‘’

        We stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate my Dad’s 60th birthday and it was just the perfect spot.

        A lovely homely feel about the cottage and everything you could possibly need was catered for.

        Great location, especially as we visited L’Enclume in nearby Cartmel as part of our stay.

        Fantastic dog walks, and so much information provided by the owners that you wouldn’t even need to have done any research beforehand.

        We found nearby Humphrey Head when out exploring, where at low tide the dogs ran around for ages enjoying a dip in the water.

        We didn’t really want to leave so I’m sure we’ll find a reason to return – Claire Waidson, Chelmsford, Essex