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Places to Eat

The Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale
The Three Shires Inn serves lunch daily from 12 - 2pm. On fine days a delightful landscaped garden by a Lakeland stream is the ideal place to eat, drink & relax, while enjoying the views over the Tilberthwaite Fells. We are the perfect lunch stop (or for beer or afternoon tea) on many circular low level walks in the Langdale, Elterwater & Skelwith Bridge areas. Evening meals are served in both bars & the restaurant between 6.00 and 8.45pm. Our chefs use fresh local Lakeland produce to create a varied choice of starters, main courses and delicious home made desserts.

The Blacksmiths Arms, Broughton Mills
The famous, traditional Lakeland inn in Broughton Mills (in the beautiful Lickle Valley) about 7 miles from Coniston. A real gem, dating back over 300 years - very small, with low beams, real fires, superb food & real ale! Unmissable! Phone ahead to book for supper - otherwise you may be disappointed!

Peter Hutchinson, Farmer, Butcher & Greengrocer
Phone 01229 861236 - Third Generation purveyors of top quality local produce - deliveries over £25 in value free to your cottage. Quality meat all locally produced from named sources.

Evans Marquee Hire
It is possible to erect a marquee at our Coppermines Mountain Cottages for your special celebration. Evans Marquee hire has been providing quality marquees for over 20 years. They have provided marquees for an enormous variety of events, including: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, agricultural shows, steam rallies, sports days, royal and VIP events. 

A frame marquee for 80 - 100 people to dine in can be erected at The Coppermines, next to our cottages, when their accommodation has been booked, by special arrangement.
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Andrew Southcott Catering - South Lakeland
Specialising in marquee weddings and special occasion entertaining. They can arrange everthing associated with holding an unforgettable party and offer so much more than simply providing the food - managing the whole event & making sure the occasion is one to remember!

Weddings & Celebrations at the Coppermines
Looking for a unique location for your wedding reception? With magnificent views to the Coniston mountains above and Coniston Water in the valley floor below The Coppermines Cottages make a truly memorable location for a wedding reception. The 4 interlocking cottages can accommodate 26 guests in 10 en-suite rooms with another cottage just 500 yards away accommodating another four guests. Working with our colleagues at Evans Marquee hire, it is possible to erect a marquee accommodating 120 guests with catering provided by Andrew Southcott Catering.

They offer a range of outside catering services for all occasions and cater for all types of formal and informal events, parties etc. Our Cafe in Staveley provides good food in a tranquil, riverside setting with a terrace, as well as plenty of room inside for when the weather is less kind. We are happy to cater for families, we have baby changing facilities, we can provide high chairs and we have a children's area upstairs with a collection of toys to keep little ones happy, although you will still need to keep an eye on them. The cafe is open from 10 am until 5pm (with seasonal variations), 7 days a week. Our menu has something for everyone, and we pride ourselves on a fast, friendly service.

The Bluebird Cafe by Coniston Water
Named after Donald Campbells boat, Bluebird. The Bluebird Café by the Lake is situated in and old building built by the Furness Railway Company in 1860. 
The café offers a wide selection of good food & drink including a selection of beers and wines, as well as offering a large selection of gifts and Campbell & Bluebird Memorabilia.

Heritage Meats at Yew Tree Farm Coniston
Jon and Caroline welcome you to Heritage Meats at Yew Tree Farm. Once you have experienced our delicious meat, nothing else will do. Specialising in traditional Herdwick and Belted Galloway breeds, we can offer a wide range of quality meat cuts & hamper options - all subject to availability. Hampers can be ordered online. They are also able to accommodate special requirements, so please ring or e-mail them to discuss.

Yew Tree Farm Tea Room Coniston
Originally opened by Beatrix Potter many years ago, the Tea room can be accessed on foot or cycle via an extensive choice of Public Rights of Way, parking is available at Tarn Hows, Glen Mary, Coniston, Shepherds Bridge, Hodge Close and Tilberthwaite. Pick up a walk leaflet from The Coppermines Estate Office in Coniston Village and enjoy the 4 mile circular walk from Coniston, with refreshments at Yew Tree Farm.

Harrys Restaurant & Wine Bar, Yewdale Road, Coniston
Harry’s is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Coniston, in the heart of the Lake District. Nestling between Coniston Water and dramatic Lakeland Fells including the ‘Old Man of Coniston’, the village is in a wonderful setting and is an excellent centre for exploring the National Park. Harry’s is open seven days a week serving a wide variety of food and drink from the famous ‘Harry’s Big Breakfast’ to freshly prepared pasta or locally sourced steak and Cumberland Sausage throughout the day. An extensive choice of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails are available as is freshly ground Lavazza blended coffee. A games room with a pool table is available and plasma TV screens play music and news.

Coniston Co-op Village Store
Coniston Co-op is an independent Cooperative Society that has been catering for the needs and providing an essential service for the local community and visitors for more than 100 years. So take a look around our website to see what our store has to offer you.

Private Dinner Parties at Yew Tree Farm
Yew Tree Farm is a traditional 300 year old farm house in the Yewdal Valley just two miles north of Coniston. For private dinner parties of groups of 8-16 people this is the ideal venue with lots of character and superb seasonal and locally sourced food including Herwick and Belted Galloway meat reared on the farm.

The Tower Bank Arms
The Tower Bank Arms is a traditional 17th Century Lakeland Inn is situated in the village of Near Sawrey. Many of the illustrations in the famous Beatrix Potter books can be traced back to their origins here, including the Tower Bank Arms, which is featured in The Tales Of Jemima Puddleduck. Hilltop, Beatrix Potters former home, is situated just behind the pub! Take a peek inside this historic National Trust property and you will find it still retains many of its original features including oak beams, slate floor and cooking range.

The Drunken Duck Inn
The Duck has been under the same family ownership since it was bought in April 1977. The present day Inn is an unstuffy mix of old and new, constantly evolving, but always sticking to the basic philosophy of offering good service, comfortable surrondings, excellent food, wine and beer in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Hawkshead Brewery
Hawkshead Brewery has been brewing traditional beer styles with a modern twist, in the heart of the English Lake District, since 2002. Having outgrown the original barn just outside the village of Hawkshead, we now have a purpose built brewery beside the River Kent, in Staveley, at the foot of the Kentmere Valley. Visitors can watch the brewery at work from The Beer Hall, which looks down into the Brew House, while sampling our beers. The Beer Hall is a showcase for real ale. It is brewery tap, beer shop, visitors’ centre and function room. It has a Cask Marque award for serving “the perfect pint” and is in The Good Beer Guide.

Zeffirellis Restaurant and Cinema Ambleside
Our philosophy when it comes to the menu is simple - Mediterranean influences using the best ingredients, preferably organic, cooked with passion and presented with more than just a hint of flair. We make no pretensions with our food but rather just let the flavours do the talking. The restaurant surroundings complement the flavour of the dishes. Ambient lights and a glazed waterfall provide a contemporary setting for an instantly friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is open from daily from 5.30pm with last orders at 10pm. Booking is strongly recommended.

The Glass House Ambleside
The Glass House Restaurant, Ambleside lies at the centre of this most beautiful corner of England and at its culinary heart. We use the freshest local produce from the Lakeland fells and farms, and fuse classic British dishes with European menus.

Apple Pie Eating |House Ambleside
Set in the heart of Ambleside, our family owned bakery/café has been serving craft baked products and delicious homemade dishes for over 25 years. We now have 6 stylish seating areas, two overlooking the famous Bridge House and Fairfield Horseshoe beyond, as well as an outside courtyard.

Pork to Perfection
Pork to Perfection offers quality hog roast catering & a selection of wedding & party menu.

Bridge Catering
Bridge Catering is a professional and dedicated event & catering company based at Newby Bridge in the Lake District, Cumbria. With over 20 years of experience, we have a modern and bespoke approach to catering, turning local produce into mouth watering menus to meet the needs of each individual client.