Restaurants, Cafes & Eateries

cockermouth restaurants cafes‘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? Or a huge plate of local meat cooked just how you like it? Or just cake, lots of cake? Cockermouth can deliver whatever flavours you fancy.

The town’s veggie restaurant Quince & Medlar, owned by a team trained at the famed Sharrow Bay hotel, attracts fans from across the UK too.

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.

THE CASTLE BAR

Bar & Restaurant
14 Market Place
Cockermouth

TROUT HOTEL

Hotel & Restaurant
Crown Street
Cockermouth

FERMENTO ITALIAN FAMILY KITCHEN

2 Market Place
Cockermouth

SHILL'S OF COCKERMOUTH

11 South St
Cockermouth

BLOCKS STEAKHOUSE

Restaurant
Market Place
Cockermouth

Hundith Hill Hotel

Lorton Vale
Cockermouth

TARANTELLA

Italian Style Restaurant
22 Main Street
Cockermouth

EMBLETON SPA

Restaurant & Hotel
Embleton
Cockermouth

ASPAVA TURKISH RESTAURANT

4/5 Headford Court
(just off Main Street)
Cockermouth

QUINCE & MEDLAR

Vegetarian Restaurant
11-13 Castlegate
Cockermouth

THE OLD POSTING HOUSE

Restaurant
Deanscales
Cockermouth

WHEATSHEAF INN

Embleton
Cockermouth

FREDERICK'S

Bar & Restaurant
Tithe House
43 Station Street
Cockermouth

VEEVA!

Coffee Shop & Restaurant
49 Station Street
Cockermouth

WILD ZUCCHINIS

Cafe / Bar / Bistro
17 Station Street
Cockermouth

THE SPICE CLUB

25-27 Main St
Cockermouth

THE COFFEE KITCHEN

40 Challoner St
Cockermouth

THE MOON & SIXPENCE

Coffee Shop
29 Main Street
Cockermouth

MERIENDA

Cafe / Restaurant
7A Station Street
Cockermouth

THE NEW BOOKSHOP

Cafe & Bookshop
42-44 Main St
Cockermouth

THE LANES

Cafe & Bistro
1 Old Kings Arms Lane
Cockermouth

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.

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