No matter what your taste, you’re sure to find something to your liking at one of the many great places to eat and drink in the area surrounding Coldgill View Holiday Home.

The Punch Bowl was originally a 17th century coaching inn and when the popular long-term landlord died in late 2012 , the loyal locals worked together as volunteers to keep the pub open. It is now a successful Community Pub , regularly donating its profit to local good causes. The Punch Bowl is very much a drinkers pub with 2 hand pumps and is run by a committee that including some CAMRA members. With Great Guest Beers and Happy Hour , no food just crisps & snacks but it is well worth a visit or 2 during your stay in the village. Open Wed to Sun.

19 Main Street Great Broughton CA13 0YJ

Here is our own dear Molly enjoying the wonderful view at Ravenstone Manor while we enjoyed some delicious food. Molly loves how dog friendly it is here and our favourite dishes are the Borrowdale Steak & Ale Suet Crust Pie & Chips & the Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala. We also booked & enjoyed a Lovely Family Afternoon Tea for a party of 12 (& 3 dogs)

Ravenstone Manor Hotel, Bassenthwaite CA12 4QG

The Ravenstone Manor is part of a small family owned group & we would recommend all 4 of the group the others being :-

The Mary Mount Hotel – on the shores of Derwentwater

The White Horse Inn – at the foot of Blencathra

The Coledale Inn – above Braithwaite Village

The Bridge offers a selection of traditional bar meals using local Cumbrian ingredients, with a daily specials board. Both the Walkers & Lounge Bar are dog friendly serving hearty meals all day. However, on a sunny day, you cannot beat sitting in the beer garden & enjoying 360 degrees of breath-taking Cumbrian views.

The Bridge Hotel, Buttermere CA13 9UZ

A relaxing, dog friendly cafe serving home cooked meals, snacks, cakes, drinks and ice cream in beautiful surroundings. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and join in our many games including pitch and putt, crazy golf, boules and mini boating lake.

Hope Park, Lake Road, Keswick 

Set in its own 3 acres of wooded grounds at the head of Derwentwater facing south into the Jaws of Borrowdale, it’s no surprise that Alfred Wainwright described it as the “loveliest square mile in Lakeland”. While enjoying captivating fell views through windows that run through the length of the restaurant and lounge, guests can enjoy a light lunch, afternoon tea, or a delicious fine dining experience. It’s worth noting that booking is required for afternoon tea and dinner.

The Borrowdale Gates Hotel , Grange-in-Borrowdale CA12 5UQ

Shill’s offers an eclectic mix of Local, British and International products from wine to chocolates, cheese and antipasti. Upstairs they have a restaurant & bar offering breakfast, tapas, lunches, dinner (Thurs to Sat evenings), excellent wines, cocktails and coffee. They regularly hold events such as wine tastings, live music and food tastings.  Please look at their website for events on during your stay.

Shill’s, 11 South Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RU

A family favourite for 50 years when as a child Roger had to sit outside but times have moved on since then at this 17th century coaching inn. Delicious locally sourced food and drinks. Roger’s favourite is still The Pheasant’s Chicken & Duck Liver Pate. “Without gimmicks, it has an honest, traditional approach and simply offers guests good food & excellent service” Now owned by the Inn Collection Group & fully refurbished and using the best Cumbrian produce you will enjoy a memorable meal in a beautiful relaxed setting. It’s dog friendly too.

The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite Lake CA13 9YE

Dating back to the 1600’s, this hotel was once a favourite of Bing Crosby who stayed here while enjoying fishing in the River Derwent down the lane from Coldgill View. Enjoy an Al Fresco lunch or afternoon tea in the gardens overlooking the river or a choice of dining experiences in the restaurant , bistro or bar.

The Trout Hotel, 3 Crown Street, Cockermouth CA13 0EJ

Nichol End is situated right on the edge of Derwentwater and offers boat hire, tuition. It has a great value café famous for its homemade giant scones, cakes and hot drinks, which has a stunning view across the water. Visitors can have a go at kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, rowing, sailing, and more.

Nichol End Marine, Portinscale nr Keswick CA12 5TY

A must to visit if going to Buttermere serving Breakfast, Lunches including vegetarian & vegan options, Homemade Cakes & their own Buttermere Ayrshire Ice Cream- Our small herd of Ayrshire cows have been grazing the pastures of the beautiful Buttermere Valley for over 45 years. Since our ice-cream business was born in 2002 they have been providing us with their cream and milk for our luxury ice-cream made here on the farm. “We milk coo’s and mekit oor sells”

Syke Farm, Buttermere CA13 9XA

A family run farm Café & Tearooms which serves a wide variety of home cooked food including Breakfasts , Light Bites , Main Meals , Sunday Lunches , Afternoon Teas as well as their own Wellington Jersey Ice Cream. The tea room has stunning panoramic views of the Cumbrian Fells and a small animal enclosure with free entry.

Wellington Farm , Lamplugh Road , Cockermouth CA13 0QU

Coffee shop sourcing locally sourced Coffee and Food. Breakfast/Brunch and Lunch all freshly prepared. Booking is required for Evening meals available on Fridays & Saturdays with a delicious monthly changing menu. We think this is the best coffee in Cockermouth  and the breakfast & brunch is delicious & Fika is dog friendly too.

Set on Main Street Aspava offer an authentic Turkish dining experience from food to decor to staff. Freshly prepared to order from local produce and from imported Turkish ingredients they specialise in all Turkish dishes with a selection from the area from where the owners are from – Gaziantep in South East Turkey. This is family favourite of ours, from Meze to Baklava you will not be disappointed. Originally in its own courtyard off the Main Street, we can confirm that its is just as good, if not better, following the move with Mehmet and Tracey still running this “Gem of a Turkish Restaurant”

Broughton Craggs Hotel was originally built as a Gentleman’s residence in 1858. It was converted to a hotel in 1975.Above the banks of the River Derwent with rolling views over the Lakeland fells to the slopes of Skiddaw & in its own extensive grounds and gardens. The Sunday Carvery is great value served at Lunchtime & in the Evening. A varied menu of Evening meals served each night too.

Craggs Road , Great Broughton CA13 0XP

Great extensive menu, beer garden, family friendly!

The Ship Dovenby CA13 0PN

The Belle Vue is the only pub in the village of Papcastle, a traditional local country pub and restaurant that serves wholesome portions with a farm-to-table concept. They are committed to using the finest local produce, including their very own pigs from our farm right here in Cumbria. Food is served at lunchtime & evenings on weekdays, longer on weekends including Roasts on Sundays. The Belle Vue is dog friendly too.

The Belle Vue Papcastle CA13 0NT

An 18th Century Coaching Inn within the hustle & bustle of Keswick town centre, serving delicious pub classics and delightful specials. It’s very dog friendly too.


Situated opposite the scenic Dubwath Silver Meadows nature reserve, Bassenthwaite Lake Station is a Café in a restored railway station with a full size replica steam train on the former Cockermouth to Keswick line.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea aboard the replica Orient Express train. We recommend booking , the breakfast & afternoon tea are particularly delicious. They also hold regular event including Murder Mystery Evenings & Wine Tasting. 

The Lowther Arms is a traditional country pub in the heart of Mawbray village, close to the sea on the Solway Plain in North West Cumbria. Set in peaceful countryside and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Buffer Zone, we are surrounded by stunning views of the Lakes and Scotland. The Lowther Arms, run by a new tenant, is a cooperative and community-owned pub, saved from permanent closure and conversion to a house by the local community and over 300 shareholders. After being closed for two and a half years, the pub re-opened in June 2021, and is now more than a pub – offering a comfortable place to have a drink, morning coffee, enjoy a delicious home cooked meal with a beer garden that has stunning views of the Lake District.

The Swinside Inn is a traditional, atmospheric, family-run, and dog-friendly pub located in the beautiful setting of The Newlands Valley. It is a great place to stop off after an exciting, exhausting day out when you want to relax and enjoy filling, home-cooked grub without having to remove your walking boots or worry about what you’re going to do with the dog. The pub garden boasts one of the best views in the Lakes, making it the perfect place to unwind and take in the scenery.

The Royal Yew is a Cumbrian Country Pub with added flair, and it’s home to the Original Cow Pie. The food at this pub is everything you would expect and more, with mouth-watering dishes freshly prepared using the very best Lake District ingredients. If you’re a pie lover, we highly recommend the Famous Cow Pie. However, only the brave and very hungry will manage the full portion. We recommend a half portion so you will have room for a delicious dessert.

Offering a diverse menu to suit all tastes; from traditional local and English cuisine to more exotic recipes with a touch of originality. Using meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and potatoes are sourced from local butchers and suppliers, all dishes are freshly made on the premises and cooked to order. It’s Dog Friendly too in the bar, but we recommend booking for Sunday Lunch.

The Sun Dial Inn
Little Broughton CA13 0YW

The Brewery House
70 Main Street Great Broughton CA13 0YL

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