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Food & Drink

There is a wide variety of eating establishments, with somewhere to suit everyone. Whether you have just climbed Scafell Pike, or just fancy a quiet meal, one of these places is guaranteed to satisfy!


Gosforth Hall

Open evenings and serving food from 6 p.m. until last orders around 9 p.m., Gosforth Hall has a varied menu and in addition serves special home- made pies which are excellent and varied - traditional fillings such as beef and onion, and chicken and leek vie with more interesting fillings which could include game, venison, morrocan lamb, haggis........

The Wild Olive

An Italian Restaurant in Gosforth, open from 11 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and from 5.30 p.m. on Sundays, offering a full menu and takeaway service. Coffee, tea and light snacks are served all day.

The Lion And Lamb

This pub is popular with local residents, and serves bar foods and snacks, and of course beer! Food is served during the day and early evening.

The Kellbank

This pub has recently come under new ownership, and serves bar foods and snacks, from 12 noon to 9 p.m. except Sunday; Sunday Roast Dinner from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, and has a Restaurant open from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and 6.30 to 9 p.m. except Sundays, when it closes at 8.

The Bridge Inn

The Inn is situated between Gosforth and neighbouring Eskdale. They serve high quality bar and restaurant meals which are available during the day and evening.

The Strands Hotel

One of the most welcoming pubs in the area, the Strands serves a vast range of bar meals, at very reasonable prices. Open throughout the day and evening.


The Screes Inn

Situated in Nether Wasdale, the Screes offers a varied pub menu, with some excellent vegetarian options, and a daily specials board. Open throughout the day and evening.

The Globe Hotel

Previously known as Mary Ellens, the Globe serves a range of real ales, and has a large screen showing sports events. Bar food is served at lunchtime and in the early evening to 9 p.m.

The Bower House

Situated in nearby Eskdale, The Bower House serves top quality food. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere, and is popular with tourists.

Santon Bridge Craft Shop Cafe

Situated in nearby Santon Bridge, next to the Craft Shop, this is an excellent cafe, popular with tourists.

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