A traditional feature of many English towns and villages is a local tea shop or cafe. Many serving a wide selection delicious food, afternoon tea and drinks. With a range of dog friendly cafes in the Lake District your dog need not miss out on this experience. Discover some of the very best cafes in the area by exploring the list below.
Located just off the A66, on the Coast to Coast cycle route, this is a great place to stop for locally sourced food and Fairtrade teas and coffees.
The Chalet is situated in the Lakeland village of Portinscale nestled on the shores of Derwentwater. A place where you can enjoy walks, hire boats and hop on the launches to and from Keswick.
Offering a fabulous range of freshly prepared home cooked food, there is something for everyone. On warm days why not sit outside on the balcony and enjoy the mountain fresh air, birdsong and occasional red squirrel.
A state-of-the-art space that brilliantly combines old and new. Cafe visitors can enjoy delicious home-made food, freshly prepared in the Lowther kitchens.
Ambleside's latest vintage tearoom serving lunch, coffee and drinks.
On Keswick's main street you will receive the warmest welcome and efficient service by any member of Laura's team with the best choice of home baked cakes and hot seasonal dishes in town.
At our Dalegarth-for-Boot terminus visitors will find Fellbites, a contemporary eatery managed by Kath Graham, a true foodie who has a passion for creating exciting seasonal specials using local ingredients where possible. Dogs are permitted on the ground floor of this building only.
Low Sizergh Barn cafe features homemade treats and guarantees a warm and friendly atmosphere. Every afternoon around 3.30 pm the farm's cows come in to be milked and the café’s large gallery windows provide a bird's eye view of the whole event. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas, including the outdoor cafe area, which is open during peak times (holidays and weekends).
The Rattle Ghyll Cafe provide hearty, home cooked goodness. Whether it's for one of our local regulars, out for lunch, walkers back from the famous Fairfield Horseshoe or cyclists out to bag some of the notorious Lakeland passes. We provide that honest feed that folk crave, no matter what they've been up to.
Located on banks of Derwentwater, The Lakeside Cafe is the perfect spot for light breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake or atmospheric dinner with stunning views.
Community-owned and run cafe and shop. Excellent coffee and speciality teas. Cakes, cookies and soups home-cooked by volunteers. Sandwiches, paninis and much more.
Claife Viewing Station and the west shore of Windermere is a great place for you and your four legged friend to explore. The lakeshore path between Wray Castle and Claife Viewing station is a safe, car-free walk that’s bound to set your dog’s tail wagging. The cosy café in the courtyard is open every day 10am-4pm.
Real coffee, a pot of tea, muffins and cakes, sweets and chocolate, crisps, soft drinks or a beer from the Ennerdale brewery... and apples from Egremont's community orchard in the autumn.
Traymons Cafe serve fresh local produce cooked to order. The cafe also has an art gallery room and seating over two floors stocking items from local artist Stuart Short. Stuart also does pet portraits call in and book yours.
Nichol Ends Cafe has been established since 1995, and in that time has gained a reputation for its cakes, scones and pizza's. All cakes and scones are baked on the premises to traditional recipe's.
Located in the heart of Lake District, The Apple Pie is an independent, family run, cafe and bakery serving fresh and quality products everyday to regular visitors, passing tourists and loyal locals. Dog friendly in certain areas of the cafe.
Situated within Keswick Museum and overlooking Fitz Park, it’s the ideal place to sit back and relax. Offering fresh, high quality food and drink seven days a week.
A cosy hub in the heart of Ambleside, the Lake District, jammed with great food, coffee, music, and friendly faces. Dogs are welcome in all areas including the bar, cosy fire room and kitchen garden.
In the grounds of Askham Hall, tucked away in part of a converted Grade II listed barn is a quirky, atmospheric stylish café serving morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea and cake.
Stiles is a family run coffee bar situated on the main road leading into Ambleside in the Heart of the Lake District. The cafe serves good quality, locally sourced food and locally roasted coffee. Dogs are welcome in any part of the cafe and are treated to biscuits too.
Lucia's, a purely takeaway coffee shop and bakery in the heart of the Lake District!
Nestling in the heart of Ambleside, in the English Lake District, you'll find the friendly folks at Giggling Goose Cafe. The converted Old Mill is now home to a selection of home made cakes and tray bakes, freshly made meals and refreshing drinks.
When everywhere you look is a feast for the eyes, make sure you take time out to feed your passion for a real taste of the Lake District.
Pop along after working up an appetite from boating, biking, mini golf and more! Offering a selection of homemade treats to give you a much needed energy boost.
Laid back and friendly, a cosy chalet-inspired cafe which is perfect for a morning coffee with a freshly baked scone, leisurely afternoon lunch or an end of the day, much-needed hot chocolate.
Esthwaite Water is a first class, well managed Trout fishery. It is a beautiful natural 280 acre water situated in the heart of the English Lake District with excellent facilities for boat or bank fishing. They also have boat wildlife safaris, an on site cafe, tackle shop, nature walk and car parking.
Harry’s CafeBar, at the heart of Yew Tree Barn offers a fresh innovative menu featuring local food and drink with friendly service. We happily cater for vegetarians, gluten and dairy free visitors and dogs are welcome throughout.
With everything from teas, coffees, snacks, crafts and evening meals, to wines, beers, gifts and delicious Sunday lunch, this restored Victorian School is must for visitors to the Lake District.