Something you will never do in Cumbria is go hungry!
There are many places to enjoy hearty home-cooked meals and if you want to make use of our well-equipped kitchen, there are some great local food producers too.
Here are some of our favourites:
The Butchers Arms
We are exceptionally lucky to have a fabulous, award-winning, community-owned pub in Crosby Ravensworth, barely a 5-minute stroll from Monks Bridge. There is always a warm, friendly atmosphere and the food and drink are fantastic. Be sure to pay The Butchers a visit and you’ll almost certainly want to go back again and again!
Mill Yard Café, Morland
Low Howgill Butchers and Deli, Appleby
Abbott Lodge Jersey Ice Cream, Clifton
Over 40 flavours of delicious Jersey Ice Cream made on the premises using milk from their own Jersey cows. There is a tea room, indoor and outdoor play areas for kids and you can buy ice cream to eat there or bring home for the freezer.
Kennedys Chocolates, Orton
Chestnut House, Pooley Bridge
Independently run shop and off licence selling around 400 gins, both locally made and those from around the world. They also sell spirits and liqueurs together with a range of food and gifts. You can explore their products here:
but a visit is highly recommended!
The Toffee Shop, Penrith
Delicious toffee & fudge has been made on the premises at The Toffee Shop since 1910. It is still made in brass pans, stirred with wooden spoons and cut and wrapped by hand. The fudge is absolutely melt-in-the-mouth delicious!