Places to Eat

These are our recommendations. We have found over time that these places usually perform as we expect but, unfortunately, we can't guarantee the day to day quality. For more details about menus and opening times, please check their websites for latest update.

Places to eat nearby

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel in Dockray

Our local pub across the valley, it has recently had a much needed ownership change. Has a large outside seating area in the garden. The food has improved and it is always open. Very convenient for exploring the Aira river valley and waterfalls.

The Horse and Farrier in Dacre

An 18th century pub on the other side of Little Mell Fell which has been tastefully refurbished whilst still retaining a real pub feel. We get consistently good feedback on their food, which is the best of the local pubs.

The Horse and Farrier in Dacre,
The Herdwick Inn

The Herdwick in Penruddock

Another traditional pub. After several ownership changes, this establishment is now back on the map for evening meals. The interior is in need of refurbishment but the food is sound. Is positioned just north of A66.

Troutbeck Inn

Very convenient when returning from Keswick, as it is positioned just off A66. A revitalised pub that has reasonable feedback with a varied menu and friendly owners.

Troutbeck Inn
Pizza | Lowthwaite B&B

Other Options

The White Horse (on A66 at the foot of Blencathra), The Brackenrigg Inn and Another Place in Watermillock are other establishments in the area.

The Quiet Site has pizzas (not takeaway) and our local chippy is at Ullswater Holiday Park.

If you want to go a bit further afield both Glenridding and (particularly) Pooley Bridge have a number of eating places whilst Keswick has a very wide range of options

Special places to eat

George and Dragon

George and Dragon in Clifton

In their own words 'When you visit the George and Dragon in Cumbria, you can enjoy a pint of local ale, relax with a glass of fine wine and indulge in the Lowther produce, feeling that you’re somewhere rather unique'. A restaurant that uses products from local sources as much as possible. Not far from Lowther Castle.

Askham Hall

Their sister property at Askham Hall has The Allium, a restaurant which has been awarded a Michelin Star. Not always open to non-residents.

Askham Hall
Four and twenry | Lowthwaite B&B

Four & Twenty

Four & Twenty, based in Penrith. A restaurant with excellent seasonal menus in a casual setting. Good fixed price lunches too. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Dog and Gun

Located in Skelton, it is an award winning gastropub in a casual setting with a Michelin star. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

the dog and gun | Lowthwaite B&B
1863 Restaurant with Rooms

1863 Restaurant with Rooms

A restaurant known for "fine dining" with an emphasis on modern British cuisine. Small portions but an innovative and changing menu. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.