Where to eat

There are several places in the valley where you can stop off for a snack, bar meal, formal dinner or afternoon tea. Check opening hours and seasonal openings.

From the top:

Honister On Wainwright's Coast to Coast path

Honister Slate Mine : Cafe, gift shop and activities

Seatoller On Wainwright's Coast to Coast path

Glaramara house : Light lunches and scones

Stonethwaite On Wainwright's Coast to Coast path On the Cumbria Way

The Langstrath Hotel : Bar meals, lunch and dinner


Borrowdale Youth Hostel : YHA’s standard menu (Tex-Mex and Mediterranean) : Restaurant open to the public

Rosthwaite On Wainwright's Coast to Coast path On the Cumbria Way

Scafell Hotel : Formal restaurant for lunch or dinner, or the “back bar” for hearty pub grub

Royal Oak Hotel : Afternoon tea and scones

The Flock Inn : Open from February to November. Specialists in Herdwick products

Hazel Bank Hotel : Dinner; advance booking required

Grange-in-Borrowdale On the Cumbria Way

Grange Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms: Traditional cafe and tea shop on the site of the previous village shop and post office.

Grange Café : Traditional tea room with home made cakes. Teas, coffees, snacks and ice cream

Borrowdale Gates Hotel : Fine dining in a village setting


Caffle House Tea Rooms: Traditional farm tea room near Ashness Bridge.

Between Grange and Keswick

Leathes Head Hotel : Dinner, advance booking necessary. 2 AA stars.

The Borrowdale Hotel : Famous for its Sunday Lunch carvery; also dinners, bar meals and afternoon teas. Dress code

Shepherd’s Cafe: Farm tea shop and B&B at High Lodore Farm; its cakes are highly praised

Lodore Hotel : still open despite ongoing renovations : dinners, lunch, afternoon tea, weddings and functions. Dress code

Mary Mount : Restaurant and bar meals. Conservatory windows look over bird feeders and Derwentwater.