Eating and Drinking

Whatever you are looking for in the Lake District you are likely to find it. Michelin starred restaurants to gastropubs in Cartmel and Keswick, all surrounded by the most stunning countryside. You'll be spoilt for choice in the Lake District which offers a wide array of local food and drink options. Make the most of your stay and check out the weekend deals in the Lake District, late hotel deals and holiday cottage accommodation. Wedding packages are also available and you will find an enormous range of things to see and do in Cumbria during your stay.


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Askham Hall offers luxurious, unpretentious dining, with a converted grade II listed party barn providing a kitchen garden cafe. A popular wedding venue.Visit their nearby pub and restaurant the George and Dragon Clifton, (pictured) a lovingly restored 18th century coaching inn.


Yanwath Gate is a 17th century inn with good quality informal dining and locally brewed Cumbrian ales. This delightful 17th Century Inn built in 1683 takes its name from its original function as a 'toll gate' for people travelling east or west, north or south. With a growing reputation for fabulous food, a beautiful garden and outside seating the Gate Inn is a place you will want to return to again and again. 


The market town of Penrith has many restaurants and bars. The Lounge is a boutique style bar and eatery. As the name suggests The Lounge Hotel and Bar offers relaxed drinking and dining with a social atmosphere in modern yet chic surroundings. We have an extensive Wine and Cocktail list, with Beers of the World and a wide range of premium spirits, and a menu consisting of meze style dishes and sides, including platters to share, grill section and sandwiches, all homemade and freshly prepared. 


The Sharrow Bay is the epitome of English country living with an unrivaled location on the shores of lake Ullswater. Sharrow Bay holds the culinary crown when it comes to serving award-winning cuisine in the most magnificent settings, with views to die for. The 2AA Rosette fine dining restaurant, open every day to non-residents and hotel guests, is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the Lake District, attracting diners from far and wide for special occasions, family celebrations and gourmet dining experiences. To complement the award-winning cuisine, the hotel's cellars are famed for their selection of over 700 fine wines, vintages and extensive range of New World and table wines.

Lake District Cottages

Talbot House and Talbot Studio are ideally located in Helton for those who wish to walk, fish, cycle or just enjoy. Facilities include a shared terraced garden, with table and chairs and BBQ for those outside evenings. There is a spacious utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and a secure locked garage for bicycles or a small boat.

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