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.



Fell Bites
Greenside Road, Glenridding
CA11 0PD
017684 82781
Fellbites Cafe & Restaurant is a hidden delight found in the heart of Glenridding
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helvellyn Country Kitchen
Glenridding, Penrith Cumbria
CA11 0AP
017684 82598
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).
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.
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