Cafés and tearooms

With its stone walls, uneven stone floor, low ceilings, wood burning stove and cow byre stalls, this must be one of the most unusual and atmospheric cafés in Cumbria. 

Ceramics, art glass, limited edition prints and original paintings are amongst the attractions on the three floors above; downstairs it’s the coffee, cakes, freshly baked scones and sharing platters that draw people to this gallery café.

Whichever way you arrive - by car, by Keswick Launch via Hawes End or Nichol End, or by foot - it’ll probably be the Lingholm Kitchen and its suntrap of a terrace that catches your eye first. 

Here are a few other places in the Northern and Western Lakes to consider.

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