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.



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.
Fairlight Guest House
Glenridding Nr, Penrith
CA11 0PD
017684 82397
Welcome to Fairlight Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast, situated at the centre of Glenridding village.
The Crown Inn – Pooley Bridge
Finkle Street Pooley Bridge Cumbria
CA10 2NP
01768 425 869  
Sun Inn Pooley Bridge
Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NN
017684 86205
George And Dragon Clifton
Clifton Nr Penrith Cumbria
CA10 2ER
01768 865 381
A country estate inn with a restaurant, bar and bedrooms. A comfortable and relaxing place where “the food is as delectable as the surroundings”, The independent. We grow and rear much of our own produce in our gardens and fields at our nearby sister establishment Askham Hall and on our family estate – the Lowther Estate in Cumbria.
Glenridding Hotel
Glenridding, Penrith
CA11 0PB
01768 482228
On the shores of Ullswater, the BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the best of what the Lake District has to offer.
Another Place, The Lake
Watermillock, Ullswater, Cumbria
CA11 0LP
017684 86442
Swim, run, cycle, paddle, walk, sail… Getting active in the Lake District starts with Another Place. Another Place, The Lake is a new hotel right on the shores of Ullswater. Every element of The Lake is made with the great outdoors in mind. From the sport and activity classes, to the mix of relaxing, homely rooms and fresh contemporary spaces.
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.
Beckside Farm
Sandwick, nr Penrith, Ullswater
CA10 2NF
01768 486 996 or 01772 627 111
Exclusive accommodation in the heart of the Lake District
Askham Hall
Askham
Nr Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2PF
01931 712350
Award-winning Askham Hall is a place to stay and relax in a secluded part of the Lake District. Just over the hills from Lake Ullswater. 15 bedrooms and a restaurant in the house. A converted ancient oak beamed party barn. A spa and outdoor pool. Acres of grounds with beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Lowther Estate. A luxurious, intimate, unpretentious home from home awaits.
Back to the top