Taste CA13 - Cockermouth's Food Month


Today marks the start of a month-long celebration of local food in the pretty market town of Cockermouth on the western edge of the Lake District. Taste CA13 runs from the 16th of October to the 10th of November.

Throughout the run of the event, restaurants, pubs and cafés across Cockermouth will be offering two-course meals at special discounted rates starting from just £10! You can pick and choose one or two spots to sample during your visit or, if you’re a real foodie, try and get all of them in! Look out for the colourful badges across the town, which let you know the offers available.

Here’s our quick guide to the eateries taking part. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to book one of our holiday cottages in Cockermouth to be close by the delicious tastes and smells that are bound to be wafting across the town!

Reservations are vital at all venues.


Fermento Italian restaurant in Cockermouth
Recreating the friendly, informal atmosphere of traditional Italian family meals in Cumbria, Fermento is a bijoux restaurant that is perfect for a couple looking for an intimate meal of delicious Mediterranean specialities!
Offer: Dinner for £18

The Trout Hotel

The Trout Hotel in CockermouthOffering several eating experiences including a Terrace Bistro, the Derwent Restaurant and the Lounge Bar, you can choose your preferred dining style at The Trout Hotel. Whichever you opt for, you can be sure of the best quality, locally sourced food at this 4* riverside hotel.
Offer: Lunch or dinner for £13

Shills Café and Bar

Shills Cafe in CockermouthShills is all about good food and great wine! With a menu that changes monthly, there is still always a place for their best-loved meals. Catering for gluten-free and other diets, there is also a cocktail and gin menu that shouldn't be missed!
Offer: Lunch for £13 or dinner for £20

Blocks Steakhouse

Opened following a vote from locals, who wanted a steak restaurant with top quality meat, Blocks Steakhouse sources the best local products including steak from Cumbrian farms and eggs from just 5 miles away. They believe in generous portions at great prices!
Offer: Dinner for £25

The Castle Bar

With an excellent gastro pub menu served alongside local ales across three dining rooms, The Castle Bar is a CAMRA national design award winner and included in CAMRA’s annual Good Beer Guide.
Offer: Lunch for £10 or dinner for £18

Hundith Hill Hotel

Hundith Hill Hotel near CockermouthJust outside the town of Cockermouh and surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Lorton Vale, this country house hotel is a real treat. Whether you sample Sunday lunch, cream teas, buffet menus or bar meals, you can be sure of freshly-made, locally-sourced dishes.
Offer: Lunch or dinner for £18

Manor House

Set in an imposing building flagged by stone pillars, the outside belies the warm welcome you will receive inside the Manor House. The family-run, 19th-century Georgian Grade II listed building is full of period features and the delicious food is prepared by Swiss-trained Chef, Edward Bassam.
Offer: Dinner for £20


Part of Michell’s Auction House, Veeva! serves freshly baked sandwiches and sweet treats alongside delicious coffees and teas. With a tastier and more interesting selection than your usual coffee shop chains, you'll be getting a great price, great food and drink, and supporting local!
Offer: Lunch for £10

Embleton Spa Hotel

Embleton Spa Hotel near KeswickCombining locally sourced ingredients and a beautiful fell view setting, Embleton Spa Hotel is a really special dining experience. If the weather’s good, enjoy a meal on the decked sun terrace or else you’ll find a roaring fire in the restaurant during those colder days!
Offer: Dinner for £18

The Spice Club

The Spice Club brings a taste of India to Cockermouth with a vibrant atmosphere and deliciously fresh food – much of which is a refreshing and interesting change from your normal Indian restaurant offerings!
Offer: Dinner for £18

Wild Zucchinis

Offering delicious food with an international twist, as well as regular music nights, Wild Zucchinis is a very special bistro! They’re committed to providing the best local and seasonal food and being mindful of the environment, too!
Offer: Lunch for £13

Quince & Medlar

Quince and Medlar vegetarian restaurant in CockermouthFound next to Cockermouth Castle, Quince & Medlar is a vegetarian restaurant offering high-class, tasty food. Everything is made by local owners Colin and Louisa and their food has been recognised for 30 years by The Good Food Guide.
Offer: Dinner for £20

The Wheatsheaf Inn

The Wheatsheaf Inn in Embleton offers pet-friendly dining with incredible views! You can also wash down your tasty meal with one of a selection of the delicious beers on tap!
Offer: Dinner for £18


Fredericks Restaurant in CockermouthThis contemporary lounge bar and restaurant is great for a stylish night out. Specialising in tapas-style portions inspired by European dishes but made with local ingredients, you can be sure of a treat!
Offer: Dinner for £18

Honest Lawyer

The Honest Lawyer restaurant in Cockermouth
Located in the heart of Cockermouth, the Honest Lawyer serves "honest food" in a Grade II listed building next to the river. Previously the town’s courthouse cells, there are many Tudor features and a riverside balcony, making this a unique place to enjoy a tasty meal.
Offer: Dinner for £13


An authentic Turkish dining experience in the centre of Keswick! Aspava offers lots of delicious cuisine that hails from Gaziantep in South East Turkey. Whether you fancy meze, baklava or coffee, you can be sure of genuine, homemade delights!
Offer: Dinner for £20


Tarantella Italian restaurant in Cockermouth
An elegant restaurant, Tarantella serves delicious Italian-style dishes with a regular menu and daily specials. Prepare yourself for a high-class dining experience!
Offer: Dinner for £18

The Old Posting House

The Old Posting House in CockermouthJust outside Cockermouth, The Old Posting House is a traditional pub that retains an olde-style charm whilst offering modern comforts and delicious, great-value food. It’s dog-friendly, too!
Offer: Dinner for £13


With all this fabulous food on offer, you’re absolutely spoiled for choice during Cockermouth’s Taste CA13 event! Don’t forget to book one of our Cockermouth holiday cottages or browse all our properties with our cottage search. Happy dining!

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