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.



Beckside Farm
Sandwick, nr Penrith, Ullswater
CA10 2NF
01768 486 996 or 01772 627 111
Exclusive accommodation in the heart of the Lake District
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.
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.
Helvellyn Country Kitchen
Glenridding, Penrith Cumbria
CA11 0AP
017684 82598
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sharrow Bay Restaurant
Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria
CA10 2LZ
017684 86301
From our beautiful lakeside location with its spectacular view we offer a choice of fine dining – from the great value Sharrow Through the Ages Lunch to our Tasting Menu. This is where Sticky Toffee Pudding was invented and it has to be tried! An informal menu is available in the lounges and on the lakeside terrace, (accessible from our jetty).
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