Local Food & Drink

culinary delights in & around windermere

Food & Drink in the Lake DistrictLucy Cooks - A fabulous Cookery School situated in Staveley Mill Yard, just over 3 miles from Lingmoor Guest House. It has a fresh and vibrant approach, where you will be inspired, educated and above all entertained!

Whether you're 9 or 90, they offer a whole range of individual one day practical courses and distinctly different demonstrations, designed to suit everyone from novice to Nigella... a course for all reasons and all seasons!

The Lake District has some of the best local producers in the country; simple loaves from local bakeries, original gingerbread, real ale and damson gin are just but a few of the mouthwatering specialties of the culinary masterpieces available for you to indulge in whilst holidaying in the Lake District.

There are a host of award–winning restaurants, pubs, cafes and tea rooms many of whom using the delicious local produce. In fact Cumbria – The Lake District has more Michelin starred restaurants than anywhere else outside of London.

Pub’s & Inns in The Lake District

If you fancied a holiday of total indulgence and relaxation the The Lake district offers the perfect place for feasting in the many varied restaurants, pubs and inns. You will be amazed at the very high standard of food delivered from the pubs and Inns, they can reach the standard of some of the finest hotels.

Visit pubs & inns and check out beer festivals on the internet to gain an insight to the treats that await you. There are many real ale pubs here and some even contain their own micro breweries.

Restaurants in The Lake District:
The number of restaurants on offer is phenomenal, so you had better come hungry! We have a guide we have compiled of Local restaurants and pubs on offer here at Lingmoor Guest House to help you decide where you might like to try.

Tearooms & Cafes in The Lakes:
What better way to relax and while away a few hours with a paper amid one of Cumbria’s tearooms. From the quaint to contemporary in appearance, all offering a satisfying selection of homemade cakes and a great cup of English tea.

Cumbria’s Farmer’s Markets:
Popular with visitors and locals alike these give you a real taste of Cumbria. They happen throughout Cumbria on various different days of the week, so simply pick the best location for your days shopping.

Food & Drink Event’s in The Lake District:
Never mind the BBC Good Food Show, come and see what’s on offer here. John Christophe Novelli and Keith Floyd can both be viewed on podcast or vodcast.

The Tea Trail:
A special blend of inspiring scenery, farmhouse produce and a warm Cumbrian welcome. Visit the www.golakes.co.uk site and download a map of the trail.

Farm Shops:
Only selling what’s in season, providing fresh from the fields, we have some wonderful organic shops and artisan food outlets in the region in addition to the farm shops

We have in the area Jenning’s brewery who offers a brewery tour, together with some wonderful real ale micro breweries for you to work your way around. Watch out for the beer festivals advertised by the Cumbrian tourist board.

Eating Out in The Lake District

Eating out in Windermere:

  1. The Lamplighter – This is a very good bar restaurant opposite to Lingmoor Guesthouse– A very varied and consistently well cooked menu – Food 6pm – 9pm daily. High Street – 015394 43547 Open lunchtime (pre-booking only)
  2. Francines – This is a very good bistro style restaurant with an excellent three course set menu for £17.95. Coffee House closed Monday, open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 3pm. Restaurant Closed Monday & Tuesday, open Wednesday-Sunday 6.15pm - 11pm. 27 Main Road - 015394 44088
  3. There is also a good selection of Chinese, Italian, Indian and Thai restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the guest house

Eating out Close to Windermere:

  1. WINSTER (From Bowness-on-Windermere take the A5074 to Winster.)
  2. THE BROWN HORSE – A traditional 1850s Lake District coaching inn set amidst the scenic splendour of the Winster Valley. - 015394 43443 - Food Served 12.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00hrs Monday to Sunday, 12.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00hrs Saturdays. Beautiful food in a lovely setting. Well worth the drive.
  3. INGS (On A591 towards Kendal about 2 miles from Windermere) Off side road to right before the garage at Ings
  4. Watermill Inn – Traditional Pub 16 Real Ales on hand pulls. Real fires – 015398 21309 – Bar: Open Mon-Sat 12-11pm. Sun 12-10.30pm. Food served in bar and in Restaurant (best to book) Food daily 12-4.30pm and 5-9pm, Well worth a visit
  5. STAVELEY - (Half way between Windermere and Kendal) Take first turning left to Staveley, go through the village of Staveley and over the bridge. The Pub is on right some parking on left
  6. The Eagle and Child – Very good food, local ales, log fire, beer garden. (best to book) Kendal Road LA8 9LP - 01539 821320 – Quiz on Thursday nights Fantastic food.
  7. TROUTBECK - Head towards Ambleside on A591 to first mini roundabout. Turn right and follow signs for A592 Kirkstone Pass, Ullswater & Penrith. The Queen’s Head is 3 miles up this winding road on the left. If you take the next turning on left past Queen’s Head which is a difficult steep turn going back on yourself and continue on this even narrower winding road the Mortal Man is on the LHS - Spectacular views worth the drive. Alternative route to Mortal Man – after 2½ miles turn left over the small river bridge at the Church signposted to Town End and Troutbeck. At T-junction go right going through Troutbeck.
  8. Queens Head – Lovely Old Inn. Local Ales, Real Fires. Gourmet food. Townhead, LA23 1PW 015394 32174 - Expensive although there is a set menu