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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Award-winning 1863 offers innovative food prepared with skill and love by a dedicated kitchen team, served by knowledgeable and professional staff in a relaxed environment.
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.
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.
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.