Restaurants, Cafes & Eateries
‘Spoilt for choice’ doesn’t begin to describe eating out in Cockermouth. You’ll find tastes from the Med, the most traditional Cumbrian fare, or hints of India, Thailand, Turkey and beyond at the town’s eateries. Fancy tapas? Or an authentic curry? Cockermouth can deliver whatever flavours you fancy. Whether you want homemade cakes and the sweetest of treats, or healthy eating and light bites, whatever your palate, you can discover why this town is at the heart of the Taste District. There are plenty of dog-friendly places to eat and drink too so all the family can be catered for. Cockermouth has a tasty selection of places to eat and drink. It’s a place that can cater for every appetite, and every craving.
Homemade food served all day including bread baked everyday served with your choice of flat bread fillings or delicious warming soup.
Previously derelict,, this unique cafe is in a restored station building and has seating on a full-size replica steam train used as the filmset in the 2017 Murder on the Orient Express film. With a level walk along the station platform, a wildlife meadow and bird hide, there is plenty to explore
A traditional pub that’s nearly two hundred years old…the Bush has survived floods, wars, pandemics and more so why not join us at The Bush and jump right in.
Seasonal plants/flowers, shrubs, perrenial’s, tree’s, pond plants and fruit bushes. Stoneware and ceramic frost proof pots. Indoor shop that caters for essential garden needs. Wildlife section, Houseplants and Gift idea’s.
Originally an 18th Century Lakeland farm house, the Embleton Spa Hotel is a relaxed, informal hotel with delightful en-suite rooms, suites and apartments. Each room and apartment is individually designed to offer unique character and charm, and finished to the highest standards.
Whether you are a guest staying in the hotel or holiday cottage on business or touring the Western Lakes and coast, you will not be disappointed by the quality and attention to detail of our room, kitchen and service staff.
Located in the picturesque Lorton Valley, Cockermouth, Hundith Hill is a beautiful Country House Hotel, offering stunning views of the Cumbrian countryside and fells.
Tarantella is an independent family run restaurant serving fresh, modern Italian-style cuisine with Italian beer on tap, cocktails and a wide range of quality wines.
All of our delicious steak comes from Cumbrian farms and we also stock many gins, craft beers, ice-creams and cheeses nearby.
All our food, sandwiches and cakes are freshly made and baked on the premises every day using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
Here at Shill’s of Cockermouth we’re all about good food and great wine. Our menus showcase our love for fine food no matter what time of day.
We are a family run Turkish restaurant. Freshly prepared to order from local produce and from imported Turkish ingredients we specialise in all Turkish dishes with a selection from the area from where the owners are from – Gaziantep in South East Turkey.
Our local friendly Cockermouth takeaway offers delicious food prepared by our talented staff for lunch and dinner.
Fika is an Independent Coffee Shop/Cafe in the Centre of Cockermouth. It is the perfect place for a coffee or a brunch date with friends. We serve excellent coffee, fresh homemade lunches and delicious cakes! Open 7 days a week
We have a Café & Tearooms which serves a wide variety of home cooked food and it’s here where we produce our very own Wellington Jersey Ice Cream too!
The Trout Hotel is idyllically set by the peaceful riverside in the Georgian town of Cockermouth, the perfect base for exploring the Northern Lake District with an array of scenic walks and premier visitor attractions on its door step.
Dining out in Cockermouth
It’s home to a wealth of cafes and traditional tea shops, perfect for breakfast or a light lunch, as well as pubs serving up the heartiest of local fare, and contemporary restaurants with an international flavour.
Cockermouth and its surrounding villages are gaining a reputation as a foodie’s paradise. The choice of places to eat is wide and varied, with hidden gems tucked away down side streets, as well as in the main shopping areas, as well as rural pubs and inns with beautiful views.
Then there are the restaurants, which cater for truly international tastes. Whether you’re looking for modern European cuisine, award-winning vegetarian dishes, or you fancy something from a little further afield, like Thai or Indian, Cockermouth has the lot. And there is some fantastic homegrown food too, with meat reared in the fields around the town, and fish and seafood caught off the West Cumbrian coast.
Pub meals & Food Festivals Cockermouth
Don’t miss the pubs either – the majority of which are dog-friendly. From the liveliest of nights out, to a quiet pint, Cockermouth has a great range, many of them serving food too. Their menus range from bar snacks or proper hearty pub grub, to something more contemporary. The one thing they all have in common is a great range of beers, many of them brewed locally in Cumbria.
The local hotels also serve some great food, in settings ranging from formal restaurants to cosy bars, perfect for every occasion.
If you’d rather eat at home, there’s a good range of takeaways, or head to the town’s brilliant butchers, fishmonger, grocers or delis to find the perfect ingredients.
And, for the perfect foodie treat, head to Cockermouth in the last weekend of September for the annual Taste Cumbria food festival. It attracted an estimated 40,000 people in 2015, all eager to eat, drink and graze their way around the stalls, eat at Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan’s pop-up restaurant, and learn from some culinary masters.