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.



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.
Pooley Bridge Inn
Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NN
017684 86215
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.
Helvellyn Country Kitchen
Glenridding, Penrith Cumbria
CA11 0AP
017684 82598
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.
The Queens Head Askham
Askham
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2PF
01931 712350
Opened in April 2019, The Queen’s Head is a village pub with a difference just a two-minute walk from Askham Hall.
‘The Gathering’ at Waterside House Campsite
Waterside House Campsite
Howtown
Ullswater
017684 86332
Macdonald Leeming House
Watermillock
Ullswater
Cumbria
CA11 0J
0344 879 9142
Macdonald Leeming House is one of the finest 4-star hotels in the Lake District, offering luxury and comfort in beautiful surroundings.
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