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.



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).
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.
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.
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.
Beckside Farm
Sandwick, nr Penrith, Ullswater
CA10 2NF
01768 486 996 or 01772 627 111
Exclusive accommodation in the heart of the Lake District
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.
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.
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.
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.
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