Where to enjoy tasty food after a Lake District ramble

The Lake District is truly the home of rambling and nothing is more satisfying then reaching the top of one of this expansive landscape’s many peaks. Whether you’re climbing hills, or mountains, you can’t survive on Kendal Mint Cake alone. So, reward yourself with a hearty, delicious Lake District meal full of top quality local ingredients.

Blackwell Arts and Crafts House

Visiting the Blackwell Arts and Crafts House is a brilliant day out on its own, but if you’re striding in from a countryside stroll, their tea room serves exactly what you need to fuel your onward adventure. They prepare everything fresh to order, including smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, their soup of the day, and a range of homemade cakes and treats.

Nearby walks: Capple Barrow, Undermillbeck Common, Barker Knott, and Rulbuts Hill.

Tweedies Bar & Lodge

Hidden in the small village of Grasmere, Tweddies serves a selection of culinary delights no matter the time of day. The lunch menu features a veggie stack, essentially avocado on toast but better, served with goats cheese and a red onion marmalade that makes for a contrasting yet scrumptious meal. For meat lovers there’s the Bolito Misto, beef brisket, confit duck, and ham hock all slow cooked together in a traditional italiam broth. Soak up the juices with a thick slice of sourdough bread.

Nearby walks: Silver How, Lang How, Helm Crag, and Loughrigg Fell.

Tebay Services - Not your average motorway stop!

Heading South? Tebay service sits beside the M6 and offers a range of foods, with a Butchers, Deli, Patisserie, and 24 hour Quick Kitchen. In the Kitchen they serve everything from pies to soup, and when the weather permits it even BBQ food. All the produce they serve is locally sourced, fresh, and aims to support the county. Plus, if you’re leaving the lakes, this is the perfect place to buy some last minute gifts and local delicacies.

Nearby walks: Jeffery’s Mount, Thorny Bank, and Whinash.

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