Hearty Food & Real Ale.

The Lake District is fast gaining a reputation as a food lover’s must-visit destination. With award winning pubs, Michelin starred restaurants and cosy cafes with the best in local Cumbrian produce, you will be spolit for choice.

We have selected some of the best places to Eat & Drink in the Lake District for you. Details of all eateries and relevant discounts are available on arrival.

Drunken Duck, Barngates

Perched on a hilltop between Coniston and Hawkshead, this is the Lake District’s most renowned gastropub.

L’Enclume, Cartmel

Simon Rogan’s famous two Michelin-starred, award-winning gastronomic restaurant situated in the stuuning village of Cartmel.

Mason’s Arms, Strawberry Bank

The Masons is a Lakeland institution, an ancient inn lost in blissful country. Offering olde-worlde charm, some of the best real ales and excellent, hearty pub grub.

Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge

Choose between fine-dining in the Lakeview Restaurant, contemporary chic with an informal bustling atmosphere at the John Ruskin Brasserie or combine the panoramic views from Lakeside with a unique afternoon tea experience.

Stove Restaurant & Bar, Langdales

Chill out at the bar or celebrate special moments in the wine room, feet up and enjoy the view on the terrace or load up for a long walk or bike ride it’s what Stove was made for. The kitchen team combine modern cooking styles with time-honoured methods to create a combination of contemporary dishes and well-established classics – all pleasingly simple, and generously served.

Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge

Fabulous home cooked food, a wine list you will understand and gin. Lots and lots of gin!

Queen’s Head, Hawkshead

Lovely, quaint 16th Century Pub perfect for to drink, dine or unwind.

Doi Intanon Thai Restaurant, Ambleside

The Lake District’s original and most prestigious Thai Restaurant. Situated in the heart of the historic town of Ambleside, the Doi Intanon Thai Restaurant was opened with the aim of bringing the taste of exquisite Thai food to the Lake District. Fresh ingredients, coupled with masterful preparation by their Thai Chef, means that you can experience the wonderful flavours of the very best in authentic Thai cuisine.

Chester’s By The River

You can find Chesters at Skelwith Bridge, encircled by fells and a few minutes walk from a waterfall, the surroundings alone are well worth a visit. Inside you’ll find the latest in home & fashion accessories, furniture & furnishings and design led giftware from all over the world. An added attraction next door is Chesters Café by the River, serving delicious vegeterian lunch, drinks and legendary homemade cakes. In the summer, relax on decking looking out over the water. Combine the both of them to make this a destination not to be missed.