Taste Cumbria: All you can eat

Tantalise the taste buds with mouth-watering menus from a landscape rich in world-class produce. From Michelin-starred restaurants to award-winning pubs, Cumbria has an array of culinary gems to savour.

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By day, relish a light lunch at a traditional tearoom or enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea at an idyllic lakeside hotel. By night, tuck into some home-cooked favourites at a cosy country inn or sample a spot of fine dining.

The Lake District’s iconic Herdwick meat is a particular favourite, but don’t forget our artisan breads and delectable cheeses. That’s not to mention traditional, hand-made chutneys, jams, puddings and gingerbread. Celebrate a fusion of tastes and textures at regular farmers markets across the county.


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For a real gastro getaway, head to Cartmel. Famed for its sticky toffee pudding, this picturesque village has culinary hotspots to suit every budget and is even home to the country’s number one restaurant!

If you’re still itching for inspiration, get some top tips at a local cookery school run by one of our many professional chefs. Or why not try out some beer matching? Don’t forget Cumbria is home to dozens of breweries specialising in craft beers and traditional ales you won’t find anywhere else

To find a Cookery School in Cumbria click here

Whether you fancy sweet or savoury, there are food and drink festivals aplenty. Taste Cumbria is a must, with many more perennial favourites like the Great Northern Cheese Festival and The Lakes Chilli Fest packed with foodie delights.

To find all the Festivals & Farmers markets in Cumbria click here


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