Eating and drinking in the Lake District can be fun affair with countless pubs, restaurants and farmers markets. The region has always had a good reputation for food and local produce. Morecambe Bay shrimps, cumberland sausage, salt marsh lamb and Jennings Cumberland Ale are just a few of the region’s treats you’ll find in the local pubs. There’s also Kendal Mint Cake made in nearby Kendal which is handy for the walkers amongst you.
More recently, the area has become a bit of a tourist attraction for food centred largely on the nearby village of Cartmel where there’s a 2 Michelin starred restaurant, L’enclume, and some exciting foodie shops in Unsworth’s Yard selling local cheese, beer and wine. Of course we can’t forget the Famous Sticky Toffee Pudding which is also made there. Cartmel itself has a host of pubs centred around the village square and some lovely walks in Cartmel Park (where the races are held) so you can make a lovely day of it.
There are also a number of food markets in the area, for example the Producer’s Market at Holker Hall once a month.
Closer to home we have the legendary Pheasant Inn, which is at the bottom of Jack Hill. Here you’ll be well fed and watered by Keith, Kathy and family. It’s a cracking Cumbrian pub. Quiz nights are Thursday but every night is entertaining.