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

The George is the oldest coaching inn in Keswick & is famous for its Gigantic Pies as well as its Jennings cask ales. With a choice of Cow Pie or Farmhouse Pie only the very brave with a gigantic appetite can manage a full portion – we recommend a half portion as in our photo – the hardest choice is chips or mash !.

The George Hotel, 3 St Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AZ

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. The Walkers Bar is 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 

This is a hidden gem with wonderful fine dining using the best of local Lakeland produce and panoramic windows in the restaurant offering captivating fell views. Getting dressed up for Sunday Lunch here is a real treat during your stay at Coldgill View.

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 we have a cafe / bar offering tapas, lunches, dinner, great cakes, traybakes and excellent coffee.

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”

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

Right on the edge of Derwentwater , Nichol End offers boat hire , tuition and a great value café – famous for its giant scones , homemade pizzas & big breakfasts. Have a go at Kayaking , Padddleboarding , Canoeing , Rowing , Sailing etc. The Keswick Launch calls here on its way around Derwentwater.

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

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

The Belle Vue is the only pub in the village of Papcastle, a traditional local country pub and restaurant that combines fantastic customer service and excellent food using the best fresh local ingredients available. Serving local Jennings Ales Open Tues to Sun Lunchtimes & evenings

The Belle Vue Papcastle CA13 0NT

Great extensive menu, beer garden, family friendly!

The Ship Dovenby CA13 0PN

The Sun Dial Inn
Little Broughton CA13 0YW

The Brewery House
70 Main Street Great Broughton CA13 0YL

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