Where to eat

Cumbria is renowned for its excellent locally produced food, so wherever you choose to eat whilst visiting the Ullswater Valley, you will be in for a culinary treat.

From eggs that are ‘Laid with Love’ to Puddings ‘Made by the Farmer’s Wife’ or meat reared on local farms, the produce you will sample in many of the pubs, cafes and restaurants around Ullswater will be sourced locally…and is some of the best you’ll taste.

Whether you are looking for a packed lunch for your adventures around the Lake District or a gourmet meal for two, there is something to suit all taste buds.



Royal Dockray Hotel
Dockray
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 0JY
017684 82356
The Royal at Dockray is a family run traditional country hotel offering the best of Cumbrian hospitality.
Sun Inn Pooley Bridge
Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NN
017684 86205
Aira Force Tea Room
Watermillock, Penrith
CA11 0JS
017684 82067
Aira Force Tearoom Tucking into a cream tea now comes with a side order of virtue. By using our National Trust tearoom at Aira Force you can treat yourself and help protect the area at the same time.
Granny Dowbekins
Pooley Bridge,
Ullswater,
Cumbria
CA10 2NP
017684 86453
Traditional English Tearoom and garden by the river in Pooley Bridge serving great, home cooked food using local ingredients and homemade cakes and scones. Dogs are welcome. Wheelchair access. Free wifi. Gluten free meals and cakes. Open every day and licensed to serve alcohol.
The Queen’s Head
The Queen’s Head, Tirril, Penrith, Cumbria
CA10 2JF
01768 863210
The Queen’s Head Inn set in the centre of the village of Tirril, which nestles on the edge of the Lake District National Park, is the epitome of an English Country Inn.
Helvellyn Country Kitchen
Glenridding, Penrith Cumbria
CA11 0AP
017684 82598
Fell Bites
Greenside Road, Glenridding
CA11 0PD
017684 82781
Fellbites Cafe & Restaurant is a hidden delight found in the heart of Glenridding
Side Farm Campsite
Patterdale
Cumbria
CA11 ONL
01768 482337
Side Farm Campsite is an ideal base for walking, mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, fishing or simply relaxing.
Inn on the Lake
Inn on the Lake, Glenridding, Penrith
CA11 0PE
0800 840 1245
Relax in the Lake View lounges or the unique Orangery with 360 degree views of the lake and surround fells and enjoy morning coffee, lunch and afternoon teas. The 2 AA rosette award-winning Lake View Restaurant provides something for all tastes, or for less formal dining The Ramblers Bar and Candleroom, situated within this Ullswater hotels grounds, offers real ales and great food.
1863 Bar & Bistro
1863, Elm House, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria
CA10 2NH
017684 86334
Setting up a bistro has been a long time dream of Anne and Mark’s. Now this vision has come to life in the form of 1863 Bar & Bistro. Open since May 2016, together with Head Chef, Phil Corrie, the 1863 team have been delighting customers with their locally sourced, seasonal menus served every evening and twice on Sundays.
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