Feeling Peckish

Your cottage has everything you would need to knock up a wonderful evening meal....but you're on holiday so treat yourself!  You can find some scrumptious places to eat nearby!

Please note that we are not affiliated with any of the listed business, we have taken the opening hours and menu details from the websites/social media pages in January 2023, times and menus can change so please check with the stores directly before making the journey.

Cross Keys Inn

Tebay, CA10 3UY, less than 5 minutes up the Road.

In Tebay village, this welcoming 16th Century Coaching Inn serves classic pub dishes with ingredients sourced from local producers including Woodfired Pizzas, Fish & Chips with peas & tartare sauce, Wild Mushroom Pie with Gravy & Greens, Five Bean Chilli with Rice & Nachos, Beef Bourguignon with Horseradish Mash and Pan Roasted Salmon with Tomato, Harissa & Olives. Sunday Roasts are available from 12 every Sunday - Booking advisable! Takeaway is available too!


The Crown and Cushion

Appleby-In-Westmorland, 2 Boroughgate, CA16 6XB

In picturesque Appleby, the Dog Friendly Crown & Cushion sits on the main street, with limited parking out front - please ask the lovely bar team for a parking permit!  We whole-heartedly recommend at least  one trip to this lovely pub as we have yet to order something that isn't absolutely delicious!  The Steak and Ale pie and the Cushion Hot Pot are delicious!  They also serve up traditional bar meals such as scampi and gammon, some tasty sandwiches and burgers and a lovely cajun chicken.  Your furry friends can also order from the delightful dog menu!


Fellbites Cafe

Genridding, Croft House, Cumbria, CA11 0PD

You will find Fellbites cafe in the stunning (and often unknown) village of Glenridding at the Southern end of Ullswater.  Park in the central public cark park to the right of the river and you will be virtually at the entrance door of this delight!  You can expect to enjoy premium sandwiches, delicious cumberland loaded hot dogs, chicken wings, burgers, loaded fries, amazing pie, fish and chips.....and even a little tipple if you wish as the cafe is licensed!  There is outdoor and indoor seating, and furry family members are very welcome! The loaded fries with spicy buffalo chicken and melted cheese are to die for!


The Black Swan

Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4NG 

Winner of Cumbrian Tourism Awards 2022 Pub of the Year! The Black Swan is a beautiful Victorian Inn. Relax, enjoy a well-stocked bar, award-winning food & true Northern hospitality. The menu changes to reflect seasons and produce availability, sample menus include Oysters served traditionally, Lancashire cheese & truffle & leek pie with marmite onions or Sticky Beef shin with horseradish mash and glazed carrots.


Orton Scar Cafe

Unit 1Silver, Orton Rd, Penrith CA10 3RQ, 

Serves breakfast, soup, rolls/baguettes and sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes, Cakes, Scones and Puddings to eat in or takeaway. Delicious!

Open Monday–Sunday 9am – 4pm

The Kings Head

 Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4NH, 

In the bar and restaurant you will find a mixture of homemade pub classics and more modern dishes, from handmade pies to hanging kebabs, burgers, steaks, ploughman’s-style boards/platters, pizzas, paninis and puds. Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant but are allowed in the bar where meals are also served. All menu items can be pre-ordered for takeaway (collection only) between12pm-8pm every day.

Open Daily 12.00pm-11.00pm every day. Last food orders 8.30pm.

The George Hotel Bar & Restaurant

Front Street, Orton CA10 3RJ 

The open log fire and stone flagged floor are traditional in this county bar which serves baguettes, jacket potatoes, homemade pizzas, burgers, pasta and traditional bar meals including Scampi, Gammon, Cottage Pie and Cumberland Sausage.

Food Served: Mon & Tues: 6pm - 8.30pm, Wed to Sun: 12 noon-2.30pm & 6pm-8.30pm


Shap Chippy

Shap Chippy, Main Street, Shap, CA10 3JS

Proper fish and chips from the Award Winning Shap  Chippy!  There are some tables to eat in too . to rest your weary feet, the menu currently includes battered fish, sausages, chicken chunks, gourmet burgers, squid, Bengali Spiced Prawns and Bubble Bobble Jumbo Shrimp.

Opening Hours: Closed Mondays, Tues-Sat 12:00 – 13:30 & 16:00 – 19:30, Sunday 16:00 – 19:30


The Fat Lamb Country Inn

Crossbank Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LL

Situated off the main road (clarly signposted) between the market towns of Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen the Fat Lamb is accessed via a country lane, so offers a nice little drive as well as  exceptionally good food and a warm friendly welcome.  The menu includes prime lakeland steaks, lamb chops, homemade pies, homemade burger, fish dishes and a beef and guinness casserole. Crossbank Nature Reserve at the back of the inn began as a hobby at the end of the eighties, and now the Inn has created a well established wildlife haven for over 80 species of bird, frogs, toads and newts, roe deer, stoats, foxes, badgers and elusive otters!



72 Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5HG

Romneys is a traditional Cumbrian Pub in Kendal, serving high quality meals in a lovely, family-friendly stone-built inn with modern interior and wonderful play area, plus gastropub food and carvery.  The menu includes Prime Steak and Bowness Bay Ale Pie, Stroganoff, local Cumberland Sausage, Risotto, Juicy Steaks, Sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes and Romney's Sunday Roast Carvery (booking advised!)


The Secret Garden

Pooley Bridge Main Street, Penrith, United Kingdom

You can't miss the Secret Garden when driving through Pooley Bridge, in a stunning riverside position with lots of outdoor and indoor seating!  The menu is seasonal and currently includes a mouthwatering grill menu featuring steaks, chateaubriand, gammon, salmon and cajun chicken; a Burger menu featurig 100% beef burgers, lamb burgers and chicken breast burgers, plus a wide range of main meals featurning lasagne, kebabs, salads and fish goujons.

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