Bowness-on-Windermere. Lakeland Artisan

If you’re looking for Cumbrian produced food and drink, and locally made gifts in Bowness, then head for this busy, two floor shop near The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

Opened in summer 2020, it sells the whole range of Lakeland Artisan’s brands: Cumbrian Delights, Lakeland Liqueurs, Mawson’s Traditional Drinks, Herdwick Distillery and Lakeland Hampers.

This means plenty of shelf space for jams, marmalades, chutneys, relishes, mustards, pickles, curds, liqueurs, cordials, other soft drinks and Herdwick Distillery’s Yan Gin. There’s a good choice of ready made hampers but you can make up your own as well. 

The downstairs floor is also a home to the likes of Kin Toffee Vodka, Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur, Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake, Cartmel Sticky Toffee chocolates, Ginger Baker’s fruit cake, Mr Vikki’s pickles, Penningtons tea and coffee, and beers from Windermere Brewery, Cumbrian Ales, Keswick Brewery, Hesket Newmarket Brewery and Bowness Bay Brewing.

Upstairs is given over to a local beer shop with beers, lager and cider from more than 15 Cumbrian breweries, available singularly or in gift packs. ‘A true feast for anyone who likes local craft beer,’ says Lakeland Artisan. 

Lakeland Artisan, 37 Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BX: 01539 822326, www.lakelandartisan.co.uk. Other Lakeland Artisan shops in Cumbria are in Carlisle, Keswick and Windermere.

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