Places to Eat & Drink

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Our Local Best

Local produce and local ales that taste great. All in a short distance from the campsite…you can even walk from Kestrel Lodge to the Sun Inn if you wish.

The Sun Inn

Our local here in Bassenthwaite serving great meals with a good menu and only a 1 mile walk from the campsite on a good footpath.

The Castel Inn

2 miles from site, on the A591, this Best Western offers local cuisine at good value. Worth a try. 

The Armathwaite Hall Hotel

If you fancy a real treat while you are here then the Armathwaite Hall Hotel offers fine dining and afternoon tea as well as a Bar with Bistro – it is a lovely experience with locally sourced cuisine, so for foodies who fancy something special, this is well worth a try. 

The Lake District Distillery

A relatively new addition to eating out in the area but its has a fantastic reputation as one of the “new” places to go. All locally sourced products and a very different menu. You can also visit the distillery and shop while you are there – a definite recommendation. 

The Pheasant

A 17th Century Coaching Inn set back off the A66; it is well renowned locally for its unique atmosphere and quality with the same head chef for over 20 years. With a variety of dining options available it’s a great choice.