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Dog friendly cafes in the Lake District

Dog friendly cafes in the Lake District

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.

THRELKELD COFFEE SHOP

THRELKELD

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.

Email: coffeeshop@threlkeldvillagehall.org

Website: www.threlkeldvillagehall.org


Threlkeld Coffee Shop

THE CHALET

PORTINSCALE

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.

Email: thechaletportinscale@gmail.com

Website: www.thechaletportinscale.co.uk


The Chalet

THE LOWTHER CAFE

PENRITH

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.

Email: info@lowthercastle.org

Website: www.lowthercastle.org


Lowther Cafe

FELLBITES CAFE

ESKDALE

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.

Email: steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk

Website: www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk


Fellibites Cafe

LOW SIZERGH BARN

SIZERGH

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).

Email: info@lowsizerghbarn.co.uk

Website: www.lowsizerghbarn.co.uk


Low Sizergh Barn

THE LAKESIDE CAFE

KESWICK

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.

Email: theatrebythelake@baxterstorey.com

Website: www.theatrebythelake.com


The Lakeside Cafe

THE GATHER CAFE

ENNERDALE

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.

Email: bookings@ennerdalecentre.com

Website: www.thegatherennerdale.com


The Gather

CLAIFE VIEWING STATION

FAR SAWREY

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 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.

Email: claife@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Claife Viewing Station

FLORENCE ARTS CENTRE

EGREMONT

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.

Email: florence@florenceartscentre.com

Website: www.florenceartscentre.com


Florence Arts Centre

THE FIZZY TARTÉ

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

The Fizzy Tarte is a luxury cocktail, champagne bar and cafe, serving afternoon tea, a brunch/lunch menu and more in Bowness on Windermere.

Website: www.thefizzytarte.com


The Fizzy Tarte

WATERSIDE CAFE

KENDAL

Waterside Cafe is a family run vegetarian and vegan cafe offering delicious food at edible prices. Open Monday-Saturday 9.30am-4pm.

Email: watersidekendal@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/watersidekendal/


Waterside Kendal

FIKA

COCKERMOUTH

Coffee shop sourcing locally sourced coffee and food. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch that are fresh, delicious and wholesome. FIKA also serve evening meals, with a fine dining menu (booking required), an extensive wine list and a more casual walk in menu.

Email: fikacockermouth@gmail.com

Website: www.fikacockermouth.co.uk


Fika

LANCRIGG

GRASMERE

Nestled in 30 acres of gardens and woodlands, Lancrigg provides a tranquil and relaxing place to soak up the beautiful surroundings of the Easedale valley. Lancrigg has 17 rooms with 4 direct access barn rooms which are perfect for dog owners. The on site Poet’s Cafe Bar is also dog friendly.

Email: info@lancrigg.co.uk

Website: www.lancrigg.co.uk


Lancrigg

FORCE CAFE

AMBLESIDE

FORCE café is open every day for breakfast, brunch and lunch coffee, tea and cakes. We serve barista coffee from Cumbrian roasters, Carvetti, a wide range of teas and soft drinks, with local ales and a small but perfectly formed choice of wines and spirits.

Email: hello@force.cafe

Website: www.force.cafe


Force Cafe

MR H'S TEAROOM

AMBLESIDE

Ambleside's latest vintage tearoom serving lunch, coffee and drinks.

Website: www.facebook.com/mrhambleside


Mr H's Tearoom

LAURA IN THE LAKES

KESWICK

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.

Email: laura@laurainthelakes.co.uk

Website: www.laurainthelakes.co.uk


Laura in the Lakes

THE RATTLE GHYLL

AMBLESIDE

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.

Website: www.rattleghyll.com


Rattle Ghyll

NICHOL ENDS CAFE

PORTINSCALE

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.

Email: info@nicholend.co.uk

Website: www.nicholend.co.uk


Nichol End

THE APPLE PIE

AMBLESIDE

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.

Email: info@applepieambleside.co.uk

Website: www.applepieambleside.co.uk


The Apple Pie

CAFE WEST AT KESWICK MUSEUM

KESWICK

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.

Email: info@westhouse.org.uk

Website: www.westhouse.org.uk


Cafe West, Keswick

COPPER POT

AMBLESIDE

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.

Email: info@copper-pot.co.uk

Website: www.copper-pot.co.uk


Copper Pot

STILES OF AMBLESIDE

AMBLESIDE

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.

Email: info@stilesofambleside.co.uk

Website: www.stilesofambleside.co.uk


Stiles of Ambleside

LUCIA'S

GRASMERE

Lucia's, a purely takeaway coffee shop and bakery in the heart of the Lake District!

Email: luciastakeaway@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/luciastakeaway/


Lucia's

GIGGLING GOOSE CAFE

AMBLESIDE

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.

Email: craig@gigglinggoose.co.uk

Giggling Goose

BROCKHOLE ON WINDERMERE

WINDERMERE

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.

Email: info@brockhole.co.uk

Website: www.brockhole.co.uk


Brockhole Cafe

LITTLE CHAMONIX

KESWICK

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.

Email: littlechamonixcafe@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/littlechamonixcafe/


Little Chamonix Cafe

MAES TEA ROOMS

ULDALE

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.

Email: info@maestearooms.co.uk

Website: www.maestearooms.co.uk


Maes Tea Rooms

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