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.



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.
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.
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.
Pooley Bridge Inn
Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NN
017684 86215
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.
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.
Glenridding House and Tea Room
Glenridding, Ullswater, Cumbria
CA11 0PH
01768 482874
When Charles Darwin visited Glenridding house in the Summer of 1881 he stated “this place is magnificently beautiful” he was right! Why not treat yourself to a two night break at this stunning lakeshore vista! AA five gold star 2014, 2015, 2016.
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