The Lake District is full of all sorts of food and drink to tickle your tastebuds and quench your thirst. Succulent cuts of native Herdwick lamb, foraged delights from the natural landscape, craft beers created with the soft, clear waters… Our mouths are watering just thinking about it all!
As well as the native treats offered up by the countryside, passionate producers and makers are bringing amazing treats to the table. Michelin starred restaurants offer unusual and classy treats, while the many pubs provide hearty and comforting grub.
For a tipple, you can sample artisan whiskies, home-grown beers and small-batch gins. Or take a treat home when you shop at a local store for jams, chutneys, cakes, cereals, ice creams, and all sorts of local goodies.
Keswick provides its fair share of foodie goodness too. The town boasts its own brewery, several award-winning pubs, stylish bars, delightful cafés, and excellent restaurants. We’ve done the hard work sampling all these places so that we can provide our recommendations for the best of the best. You can thank us later!
After a day out on the fells, on the lake, or in the rivers, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. We know how a good meal and a refreshing drink can nicely wrap up a day of adventure activities, so we’ve created these guides to help you pick a place to satisfy your hunger and thirst. We may even join you in the pub!
Alternatively, you might want to plan a picnic and hang out after your activity, and you’ve got plenty of options there too. Booths supermarket has a big selection of local produce as well as more familiar brands. You’ll just need a big picnic basket to fit everything in!
Read our food and drink guides below, or take a look at other things to do in Keswick.