Grasmere Restaurants

Grasmere is a village in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. Known for its natural beauty, Grasmere has been described as one of the Lake District’s most picturesque villages. The peaks of the hills and fells of the Lakes offer truly breathtaking views.

If you are visiting the village of Grasmere and are looking for restaurants, this guide is for you!

These restaurants are ranked in no particular order, and it is not an exhaustive list.

The Jumble Room

A small stone building dating to the 18th century, Grasmere’s first shop is now a quirky, family-run restaurant. The menu focuses on using organic, locally sourced ingredients and is an eclectic mix of international and traditional British.

The Old Stamp House

The Old Stamp House is a Michelin star restaurant which serves food inspired by the landscape that surrounds it created by chef Ryan Blackburn.The seasonal fine dining menus pay homage to the area’s food heritage, its people, and its rich cultural heritage. The accompanying wine list features carefully selected bottles from both Old and New World wineries.

The Britannia Inn

This 500-year-old pub, restaurant and inn is nestled in the breathtaking Langdale Valley at the heart of the English Lake District. Indulge in hearty, traditional British food from grilled haggis with housemade plum jam to tender steak and real ale gravy pie.

Lanty Slee’s

Lanty Slee’s serve sharing plates, wines, champagne and fine cocktails made from their line of home-crafted spirits. Many describe it as Grasmere’s ‘hidden gem’ with a ‘vibrant atmosphere.’

The Forest Side

Set in a gothic, Lakeland mansion this Michelin star restaurant serves creative dishes full of vibrant colours, which are a combination of interesting and unusual flavours. They use the freshest ingredients, with 90% of ingredients being sourced within 10 miles of the Forest Side. Choose from a 4 or 6 course menus for lunch, or a 4 or 8 course menus.

Traveller’s Rest

The 16th century coaching inn serves an extensive menu featuring local and provincial dishes. 

Full of old charm and character, enjoy the beer garden in the summer and an open fire for the winter charming.

Lewis’s Bistro

Lewis’s Bistro is a family-run restaurant that seats 24 guests. It has a hearty, home cooked menu with a wide range of gluten free dishes. From Cumbrian fillet steak to Whitby scampi, there is something to suit all appetites.

1769 Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy a wide choice of classic pub food in the rustic and welcoming atmosphere of 1769 Bar & Restaurant. From homemade sourdough pizzas, the pie of the day or beer battered fish and chips, you’ll be sure to find something you love.

Poet’s Cafe Bar

Inspired by the numerous influential, famous and highly talented local poets, writers, and other artists who have hailed from the area, enjoy a flavoursome meal in one of the finest spots in the Lake District.

Tweedies Bar

Tweedies Bar is an award winning, family run hotel and restaurant. It offers a relaxed experience, using the freshest ingredients to create mouthwatering meals. Pair your lunch and evening meal with a fine selection of wines and beers.

The Swan

Indulge in a wide choice of delicious dishes in this charming pub, while overlooking the stunning views of Helm Crag. Pair your meal with carefully selected wines from around the world which will suit every taste.

Green’s Cafe & Bistro

Green’s Cafe specialises in organic, healthy food. Here you can try handmade cakes, pasta, fresh salads, sandwiches and jacket potatoes. They serve a wide selection of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian food and are recommended by the ‘National Coeliac Society’.

Grasmere FAQs

Grasmere is famous for its breathtaking natural surroundings and its association with the famous English poet William Wordsworth, who once described Grasmere as “the most loveliest spot that man hath found.”

Explore the charming village of Grasmere, the surrounding hills and the scenic Grasmere Lake. Visit Dove Cottage, the former home of poet William Wordsworth, to learn about his life and literary contributions. You can make the short trip to St. Oswald’s Church to visit the place of rest of the late, great Wordsworth.

Yes, you are able to walk around Grasmere Lake. The best way to enjoy the lake is to walk the circular trail, from Grasmere Village. Explore the banks of Grasmere Lake, taking in breathtaking views over the water and surrounding mountains, scenic woodland paths, and some historic sites.

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