Here are just a few of the eateries in the area, please explore for yourselves as we’re still in the process of working our way through them! 


Near Bowness


The Wild Boar (down the lane, turn left, straight on for a couple of minutes and it’s on your left):

Grill and smokehouse, championing Cumbrian produce. Our personal recommendation would be the sausage and mash or the Sunday roast followed by sticky toffee pudding if you have room!  

Booking advisable.

Gilpin Spice

Food with Asian influences, served in stylish surroundings. A great dinning experience, delicious food and a little bit different. Food is for sharing so order wisely! The laid-back ‘Gilpin Spice’ has an open kitchen serving tapas-style pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail.

Booking advisable


Brown Horse Inn (in Winster)

1850’s coaching inn offering ales and largers from pubs microbrewery, currently has 105 gins on the menu to try! Bustling boutique pub and restaurant, grows its own produce and rears its own meat. 

Booking advisable


Mason Arms (Strawberry Bank)

Cosy Country Pub. Great selection of imported beers and fantastic views over the valley. The outside area is covered and has heaters. 

Booking advisable


The Black Labrador (Underbarrow)

You will receive a warm welcome in this traditional country pub nestled in one of the best kept secrets in the Lake District, the beautiful Lyth Valley. 

Booking advisable

Hare & Hound

Superb food and lovely pub atmosphere, not too busy, best to book in the holiday season.  Offers a little more than pub food. 

Booking advisable


Punch Bowl(Crosthwaite)

Lovely setting next to a church, beautiful old pub/bistro, excellent food in beautiful surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Offers some lovely alternatives to normal pub menu.

Booking advisable


In Bowness

The Angel Inn

Good pub grub plus some more adventurous options. Lovely outdoor terrace that catches the sun late into the evening. It also has its own small car park. You can book a table here in the dining area rather than the pub if you wish.


The Albert

Good pub, good food, big portions (!) relaxed atmosphere and new outdoor terrace.



Porto provides bistro style, award winning dining, delivering freshly-prepared food, using locally-sourced ingredients from the best regional suppliers. The Dinner menu makes the most of the local larder and Cumbrian traditions including signature dishes of local lamb and beautiful salt aged steak. Enjoy sunny al fresco drinking & dining, on the roof top terrace.

Booking advisable.

Vila Postino

Off the cobbled street and down a little alley (next to Love the Lakes) this is a little bit of Italy.

Booking advisable


The Country Hut

Offers something a little bit dofferent, great for its meat and cheese boards or sandwiches at lunchtime. Fantastic cocktails for something a bit different as the sun goes down – it has excellent outdoor heaters and throws!!


The Fizzy Tarte

A champagne bar and patisserie, sells much more and seems popular in the sunshine


The Flying Pig

Good pub grub and locally known for the excellent choice of beers.

Folk Cafe

Tucked behind the church and to the right Folk cafe is new but has some loyal followers already. Their classic BLT is highly recommended. Serving sourdough bread and proper coffee this is an artisan cafe.

The Old England Hotel

Lovely terrace open to the public and overlooking the Lake where you can stop for a drink or a bite to eat (its quite pricey but lovely views)


The Belsfield

Afternoon tea is a favourite, the hotel has just had a chic transformation. The Lake views fill the windows of the relaxed brasserie.  Great views from the terrace and very reasonably priced. Service and food is excellent.


Storrs Hall 

Quiet and sedate country house on the shores of Lake Windermere but away from the bustle of Bowness. Afternoon teas are lovely.

In Windermere


Homeground Coffee & Kitchen – Awarded Cumbria Life ‘Best Café’Award

Serves the usual dishes with a twist, excellent coffee and homemade cookies and cakes...blondie and oreo cakes have been thoroughly tested and highly recommended. 


The Pig

We have yet to try but have heard excellent things!


Café Italia

Great location to sit outside and enjoy a coffee or a beer.  Pizzas or sandwiches are served and tasty. Don’t be put off sitting outside the have excellent heaters.

San Peitro

Highly recommended, truly delicious italian food.

Booking advisable

Brown Sugar

Coming soon!

TAKE AWAY!! The Sourdough Pizza Company 015394 31127


This company that will deliver out here and it’s still nice and hot on arrival. They know us well and we can highly recommend them. If you do order please make sure you call the Kendal number and tell them to come via the golf club. See the menu enclosed.