Where to Eat in Coniston

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Coniston village in the Lake District sits on the lake of the same name and is surrounded by impressive fells such as the Coniston Old Man. There’s also a great range of places to eat in the village including pubs, cafes, restaurants and takeaways. Read on for our guide on where to eat in Coniston.

The Black Bull Inn

The Black Bull Inn in ConistonPossibly the most famous pub in Coniston, and seen in the popular drama The A Word, the Black Bull is around 400 years old and was once a coaching inn. It sits next to the river and below the towering Old Man of Coniston and still retains much of its original character. Alongside ales brewed on site, The Black Bull has a good selection of food that’s prepared to order from local produce.

Dog friendly
Open daily
Location: Yewdale Road

Herdwicks Café

Herdwicks Cafe in ConistonA warm welcome awaits you and your pooches at Herdwicks Café! Extremely dog friendly, there’s a dog wall of fame with adorable photos, a biscuit for your dog on arrival, and even doggy ice cream on sale! For the humans of your party, there’s plenty of choice ranging from light bites to big meals. Their lamb curry is one not to miss!

Dog friendly
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Yewdale Road

Hollands Café

With a good selection of teas, coffees and cakes, Hollands is your quintessential café! They’ve got a huge choice of breakfast treats – including an all-day breakfast option – and lots of sandwiches, soups and even fish-finger butties for the perfect lunch!

Dog friendly
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Tilberthwaite Avenue

Enzo’s Caffe & Pizzeria

Pizza t Enzo's Caffe and Pizzeria in ConistonEnjoy a taste of Italy at Enzo’s Café and Pizzeria, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a traditional wood-fired pizza oven that has been imported from Italy, you can be sure of an authentic taste! For breakfast a Full English is on offer, and their tasty sandwiches are the perfect refreshment for a day on the fells! Sally’s Cottages guests receive a special discount, too.

Dog friendly
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Yewdale Road

Lakes Hot Spot

Offering up something a little different, Lakes Hot Spot is a combined café, bakery and pizzeria! As well as the standard fare you would expect, they also have some more unusual choices such as Polish pizza and chilli jam garlic bread, and pastry quick treats like sausage rolls.  Freshly made, their food is simply delicious and a good price, too.

Dogs welcome outside
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Tiberthwaite Avenue

Meadowdore Café

Meadowdore Cafe in ConistonIn the heart of Coniston and with the lovely fells as a backdrop, Meadowdore Café serves up locally sourced and tasty food. Their afternoon tea is perfect for a lazy Sunday, while their all-day breakfast is great for a pre- or post-cycle or hike in the mountains!

Dog friendly
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Hawkshead Old Road

Steam Bistro

Steam Bistro in Coniston
This multi-award winning bistro prides itself on simple, relaxed dining and its food is simply mouth-watering! Think stacked burgers, sweet cakes, and locally sourced meats. They’re eco-conscious, too, with much of their takeaway packaging made from plastic-free and biodegradable materials.

Dog-free
Takeaway available
Open Wednesday-Sunday
Location: Tiberthwaite Avenue

Our Plaice

After a long day around the lake or in the fells, fish ‘n’ chips are a great option for a quick and tasty meal. Our Plaice has you covered – this takeaway serves fresh food to order, with generous fish sizes and chunky chips. And the scran is highly rated too!

Takeaway only
Cash only
Open Monday-Saturday
Location: Lake Road

Sara’s Indian

You can get your Coniston curry fix from Sara’s Indian and be glad that you did! With all the Indian meal offerings you would expect, Sara’s is a welcoming restaurant with very friendly staff and wonderful, tasty food. Soft drinks are served in-house, but bring your own bottle if you’d like something a little stronger!

Dog-free
Cash only
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Yewdale Road

The Bluebird Café

The Bluebird Cafe in ConistonJust a stone’s throw from Coniston Water and with views of the lake, The Bluebird Café is in an idyllic spot. Watch the Steam Yacht Gondola sail past, or the birds splashing on the water while you tuck in to ice cream, homemade cake, and freshly prepared food. There’s even a covered heated terrace and plenty of parking!

Dog friendly
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Lake Road

The Green Housekeeper

Award winning and environmentally friendly, you can enjoy fantastic home cooked comfort food at The Green Housekeeper! Their packaging is compostable, electricity is from renewable source, and nothing has gone from them to landfill in over a decade! With all this, plus an attentive host, relaxing atmosphere, and the freshest of food, you’ll want to visit this gem of a café over and over again!

Dog free
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Yewdale Road

The Ship Inn

Sitting just slightly outside Coniston village, The Ship Inn is an attractive whitewashed building perched on a hill overlooking the countryside. With a traditional pub atmosphere, you get good, hearty grub without too much fuss and good portion sizes. It’s also on the Cumbrian Way, so ideal if you’re doing part of this walk!

Dog friendly
Open daily
Location: Bowmanstead

The Coniston Inn

The Coniston Inn in the Lake DistrictFrom breakfast to dinner, The Coniston Inn has something to serve up for every meal of the day! A seasonal menu makes the most of local offerings, while their large Sunday Roast will challenge even the biggest of appetites! There’s also a wide range of beers on offer, from local guest real ales to continental lagers.

Dog friendly
Open daily
Location: Hawkshead Old Road

The Crown Inn

Warm and friendly, The Crown Inn has a wonderfully traditional pub feel about it. There’s an excellent bar stocking plenty of award-winning ales, as well as largers, spirits and whiskies. On the food side of things there’s a public lounge bar for relaxed meals and snacks or a dining room for a quieter experience. Daily specials and seasonal options keep the menu fresh and exciting!

Dog friendly
Open daily
Location: Tiberthwaite Avenue

The Sun

Grandly standing above the village, The Sun has a fantastic outlook over the gorgeous countryside around Coniston. Brimming with character, the bar has plenty of choice of drinks, including lots of local ales. Once Donald Campbell’s favourite pub, and seen in Anthony Hopkins’ film ‘Across the Lake’, you can expect homemade meals at a good price.

Dog friendly
Open daily
Location: Sun Hill

The Yewdale Inn

The Yewdale Inn in ConistonIf you’re after traditional pub grub, then you’ll find that The Yewdale Inn serves up a treat! Fish and chips, Sunday Roast, afternoon tea – there’s something to suit every taste! There’s also a fabulous range of cask ales from local breweries. There’s even a special discount for Sally’s Cottages guests!

Dog friendly
Takeaway available
Open daily
Location: Yewdale Road

You certainly have plenty of choice when it comes to places to eat in Coniston! You can easily reach them all from our holiday cottages in Coniston, too!

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