Cafés and tearooms

The title of a 1930 novel by Somerset Maugham - and a phrase from Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night - give their name to this rather quirky café in one of Cumbria’s best known and biggest bookshops. 

One of a number of ‘delicious alternatives to motorway services,’ was how the i newspaper in 2019 described Lanercost Tea Room, a few miles east of the M6 near Brampton.

Judging by the number of dog photographs in the Hall of Fame - well over a thousand - Bark and Brew has proved a pretty popular watering hole for dog lovers and their companions since opening in 2015.

Foxes Café Lounge, Coffee Genius, Old Engine House, Barton’s Yard, John Watt & Son, Bobbin Coffee Shop at Linton Tweeds. 

Posting Pot in Wetheral, Lanercost Tea Room near Brampton, Fini’s Kitchen at Scotby, Orton Grange Café at Orton Grange. Hayton Farm Shop near Brampton, Hallbankgate Hub (community café), Sally’s at Warwick Bridge. Hidden River Café near Longtown, Barista in Wigton.

Scypen Café at Slack House Farm near Gilsland, The Reading Room at Walton near Brampton, House of Meg in Gilsland, Wallsend Tea Room at Bowness-on-Solway.

Her Citi in Maryport, The Gincase near Silloth, Mrs Wilson’s and Fairydust Emporium, both Silloth, Cups & Saucers (farm tea shop) near Silloth. Wallsend Tea Room at Bowness-on-Solway, Café West in Workington Library. 

Café West and Beans and Greens, both in Whitehaven, Hartley’s Beach Shop and Café at St Bees.

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