Eating out in Eden Issue 2

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Welcome

Contents

It’s a small A5 magazine with a big message. Penrith, Appleby-inWestmorland and the many villages in the Eden Valley are here and open for business.

Ullswater Road your local refilling station

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The Friery & the Foundry

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This is just a small taster with 28 pages, which we hope will increase the appetite of visitors to try the other side of the county, which is the Eden Valley. We hope that this time next year, you’ll be asking for the 2012 ‘Eating Out in Eden Guide’ and we hope that it will be twice, three or even four times the size it is now.

The Eden Valley Capital

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Launched back in September, I coordinate a regular monthly community magazine called Eden Local and its aim is to support local businesses in the town and the rural community. Well, as a visitor to Penrith for many years and now as a resident with my family living in the town, I am sharing this experience, which is a taste I hope that never goes away. A visitor for many years, I was stuck in my supermarket ways, always tearing about, doing the normal weekly shop. I never stopped to think that when I cooked my eggs and bacon, that the eggs potentially had travelled hundreds of miles behind the ‘freshly laid’ packaging and the bacon that shrivelled up so much that I would put twice as much under the grill to compensate, then midway through cooking I’d drain off the water. False economy sometimes labelled ‘Economy’ bacon. I never had a thought about the advertising of food and supermarkets that introduced brands that tasted that different in a way that made them actually taste as they should. I suppose this means tastes real, which comes at an extra premium for what is classified as the best. Then looking back to where I used to live, did I notice the butchers, the greengrocers, the bakers and fishmongers disappearing from the high street with the post office? Was it at Christmas when I had some time on my hands that I noticed they were gone? Well, its not all just about eggs and bacon. The Eating out in www.edenlocal.co.uk Eden Guide is about restaurants, town shops, pubs, cafes, farm shops and local producers, who when working together are the pillars of the local economy. Food that doesn’t have to boast it’s as fresh from the packet as the day it was picked or frozen. As I have witnessed regularly, its food pulled from the ground when it’s needed, so it does go into a packet or bag when you buy it. Welcome to low mileage food. Welcome to the businesses that want to welcome you to Eating Out in Eden and supporting their businesses in Eden. My thanks to all those businesses supporting this first edition and those businesses already signed up for the July edition. My thanks also go to Eden District Council Tourism office for the use of some Eden Valley Maps. So please enjoy, taste the experience, take in the innovation, reap the benefits of tradition, explore and discover the Eden Valley, Cumbria. Teacakes and steaks, the preserves you deserve, food that ain’t been messed about with!!! phone: 01768 899111 / 01768 862394

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Cumbria’s Best Kept Secrets 8 Shopping at Rheged

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Worldly Tastes

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Platinum Chinese Restaurant 10 Salsa Mexican Bistro

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Wine House

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Indiagate Restaurant

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Summer at Lowther

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A Walk on the Wildside

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High Cups Winery

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Farm Shops Locally

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Carleton Hall Farm shop

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Cocklakes Farm Shop, Rod & Reel Tea Room

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Local News on Local Brews 20 Your Lift Home

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The Stoneybeck Inn-ovation of the way we eat 21 The Queens Head Gluten Free 22 Local Pubs Mapped

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Bo Jangles

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Local Tea Rooms and Cafes 26 Bay Tree

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Bird of Prey Centre

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Open 7 days Sun 4:30 - 8:00 pm, Mon. 4:30 - 9:00 pm Tues - Sat 11:30 am - 2 pm & 4:30 - 9:00 pm Gluten & Wheat free fish and chips available every Tuesday evening 4:30 - 8:00

Penrith’s Premier Award Winning Fish & Chips www.sandgatefriery.co.uk Tel: 01768 214943 All fish caught from sustainable fishing grounds using marine friendly fishing methods.

On the menu this month two wine & dine for only £30 two people, two courses each & a free bottle of wine every tuesday & wednesday 6 - 9pm

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Chicken or Beef sizzling on a foundry stone with wraps, peppers, onions & sauces tuesdays 6 - 9pm

Steak night for only £10

your steak on the unique foundry stone cooked by you served with a selection of sides every Thursday 6 - 9pm

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Courses start from £7.95 kids eat free Sundays 12 - 3pm

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The Eden Valley and its capital:

shopping, eating & exploring I was about 9 years old, when I remember being on the bridge at Appleby-in-Westmorland, standing on my tiptoes to look over the bridge wall to see the fish swimming in the river Eden. It was much later that I discovered Penrith, the Red Town, named because of its deep red stone buildings in the heart of the Eden Valley. Penrith was once the capital of Cumberland, a semi-

dependent state which, until 1070 AD formed part of the Kingdom of Scotland and Strathclyde. The two oldest streets, Burrowgate and Sandgate, date from the 13th Century. On the skyline are the ruins of Penrith Castle, once the home of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. On the Beacon, which is part of the north east side of the town, once at the top, the views of the town and in the distance to the Lake District mountains and Ullswater are as you have never seen them before. Just on the outskirts of the town, to the west on the River Eamont is Brougham Castle, an English Heritage site, which although is mainly castle ruins, still has some very accessible ramparts and towers with some fantastic views. The modern day Penrith is the hub of shopping in the area and still very much a

community market town. Yes it has many visitors and many more are welcome, but the town shops here in Penrith, unlike many towns in the UK, have a very high percentage of independent traders. We have local butchers, bakers, greengrocers, fishmongers, cake shops, an independent co-op, cheese and delicatessens specialists. We also have traditional tea rooms, cafes and restaurants, which contribute to an abundance of places to eat, drink and shop.

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A visitor for the day? You’ll have a lot of ground to cover. The museum, a local theatre, an independent cinema, boutiques, outdoor clothing shops, sports shops, fishing tackle shops, specialist shops, gift shops and galleries. Most sports are catered for as Penrith has a leisure centre, golf course, tennis courts and indoor and outdoor bowling greens. It has sports facilities like any major town and serves a radius of about 10 miles.

Many of our readers will already know the Rheged Centre, but for those that don’t, we really recommend you take a look. It’s easy to get to being just two minutes from Penrith at the gateway to the North Lakes, and having plenty of free parking. There’s always something new to see and do at Rheged, and this year is no exception as they’ve just opened two fabulous new shops and a new art gallery! Splash Out! was opened in April, and offers a fresh approach to fashion that’s all about beautiful colour, great design and attention to detail with clothing collections from Avoca, Seasalt, Joules and Noa Noa. There’s also new bath and body ranges from REN, Dr Hauschka and many, many more. Their new greeting card, giftwrap and stationery shop, Cards! offers greetings cards from East of phone: 01768 899111 / 01768 862394

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The town is only a part of the larger community of the villages around it. Between the Lakes mountain range and the Pennine range lies a corridor of beauty which is the Eden Valley. Venture into the Valley and you’ll discover traditional farm shops, tea rooms, village shops and pubs serving each of their communities and an abundance of local foods and crafts that you won’t find in your average town high street.

India and Caroline Gardiner, eco stationery made in the UK from reclaimed and recycled materials, plus gift wrapping and decorative accessories from V V Rouleaux They’ve just built and opened a fantastic new gallery which boasts almost 90 metres of hanging space and hosts a rolling programme of art exhibitions. In addition there is a gallery shop which sells a selection of books, prints, postcards and t shirts associated with current exhibitions plus ceramics, textiles, jewellery and decorative items for the home.

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Restaurants & Worldly Tastes

In our first Eating Out in Eden Guide, we have a small snippet of just some of the restaurants and takeaways that are in the area. In our revised edition later in the summer, we hope to have many more from Penrith and the Eden Valley. The restaurants in the area offer traditional Cumbrian dishes, good old fish and chips and apart from the pubs providing the area (details page 16 to 19) with a fantastic selection of locally sourced food, right here in Penrith we have Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Italian, Spanish and Thai restaurants. Not all are visible from the main roads. A walk around the secluded areas of the town will reap rewards. The same goes for the cafes and tea rooms. The Devonshire Arcade, hasn’t got any slot machines, but it does have some foodie secrets to discover including the Soup Shop, local producers and other shops. It’s also a short cut to the oldest part of the town, Burrowgate and Sandgate, worth a look..

Platinum Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway Open Tuesday to Sunday 5.30pm till late and Bank Holidays g Three Course Banquet, Unlimited Starter £12.95 Adults £6.50 Children (under 10) g Happy Hour 5.30pm - 6.45pm Specials from £2.50 Three Course Banquet £8.95 Adults - £4.95 Children g Party & Group Discounts

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New season, new menu at Salsa Mexican Bistro

Located right in the heart of Penrith, this Salsa Bistro is hard to miss! Conveniently located amongst the fashionable retail outlets in the centre of Penrith We serve authentic Mexican cuisine cooked from the finest available ingredients. You can enjoy a meal from our selection of Tapas, Starters, Main Courses and even Party Menus. Or why not order a Take Away?

1 Castlegate Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7HX Tel: (0)1768 868666 www.salsabistro.co.uk Also in Keswick: (0)1768 775222 phone: 01768 899111 / 01768 862394

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WINE, BEER, SPARKLING WINE, CHAMPAGNE AND MORE DELIVERED FREE - NEXT DAY! Just call 01768 862337 between 9 am and 10 pm everyday for advice, our latest offers and to place your order. If planning a party or event we can provide; Quality wines, sparking wines and champagnes to suit your budget Free glass hire Free delivery (Minimum order £50) Free tasting Sale or return Wine labelling service - personalise your wine Ice buckets, coolers and fridge available for hire Account service Beer, lager, cider, soft drinks and water Discounted prices for case orders Gift wrapping Ideal for gifts – specialist spirits, minatures and vouchers Find us at 22 Devonshire Street Penrith CA11 7SU (Next to the George Hotel) E-mail: winehousepenrith@aol.co.uk Website: www.thewinehouseofpenrith.co.uk Tel: 01768 862337 Eating out in Eden

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Traditional and exciting, Indiagate is in the old part of Penrith town, located in Burrowgate. A first floor, air conditioned restaurant with great views over looking the busy town below, Indiagate offers an extensive menu of contemporary Indian cuisine. The menu covers many regions of India and the influences from bordering countries. For an opportunity to have traditional dishes, you can also try house signature dishes, chef’s specials and innovative taste experiences. Discover the taste and trace the origin, the influence from the north, Himachal Pradesh or from the north west, Afganistan and Pakistan. Spices and ingredients from Burma down into the Andaman Sea across to Thailand. With so many borders and regions, Indian food, like the evolution of man, has evolved over many thousands of years. What is still evident in today’s Indian dishes, is that the sources of ingredients can be traced right back and that the spice trail has been forged by land and sea in the east for many centuries. So come in and taste the experience of the new and the old, the traditional and the innovative at Indiagate.

Indiagate, 11a Burrowgate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7TE Open 5pm till late 7 days a week

20% Discount on take away

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LOWTHER

CASTLE & GARDENS HISTORY IN THE REMAKING

Celebrate summ Lowther Co

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Come and explore the gardens, see glimpses of their past glory and experience the start of the refurbishment and restoration project, an immense undertaking to bring back to life a unique and precious part of the Lake District. OPEN EVERY DAY 10am – 5pm FREE PARKING Quality local food & drinks provided by Red Radish Catering Company Well behaved dogs on leads welcome Adults £5.00 one child free with one paying adult. Additional children £2.50 Here’s how to find us: The Castle and Gardens are situated just off the A6, less than 15 mins from the M6 using either junction 39 or 40. We are only 15 mins from Penrith

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15th - 18th SEPTEMBER 2011 THRIMBY, JUST OFF THE A6, CA10 2JA OPEN ALL DAY from 8am Advance Ticket Booking Available through the International Sheep Dog Society www.isds.org.uk

Rural Craft Marquee • Demo Kitchen Food Theatre (Made In Cumbria) • Music Evening Entertainment • Children’s Activities Stick Making • Display arena • Jive Pony Fell & Dales Ponies • Livestock 22 Countries Competing in Dog Trial Trade Stands • & Lots More!!! FREE CAR PARKING

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A walk on the wild side

There are many Eden Valley discoveries to make. Among many, a natural taste you could find, which is as wild as the fells around it, is a range of culinary delights at the Sweet Briar Restaurant, situated In Wild Rose Park at Ormside near Appleby-in-Westmoreland. Karl Phillips is a chef, with passion, drive and enthusiasm, which when put on a plate gives you the taste of the wild side of Cumbria. It’s a taste you can try, whether it be the local trout from the River Eden, local cheeses from the creamery or local game from the land surrounding the restaurant and it will be an experience and a taste you will remember. Locally sourced natural vegetables and fruits, seasonal to the area, wild mushrooms picked from the fields in the morning and fruits from the hedgerows. It is one of the best experiences you will have in Eden Valley. Karl has been working for over 20 years establishing his tastes, perfecting his recipes and his innovation continues, with his team and his family in their business at the restaurant. Inspired to move to the area many years ago, a keen walker and photographer, a few years ago he started a new way of giving local people and visitors the opportunity to take that taste home. A regular passion fuelled with the need to discover taste, Karl goes out with his young daughter, Ruby in search of what can be sourced from the land. In their family vegetable garden, Ruby plays a big part and in the walks with her dad, she spends many exciting times in search of local produce for the restaurant. Now you can take a ‘Taste of the Wild’ home. Available from the restaurant and soon to be introduced in Eden Valley outlets, is the range of Ruby’s Relishes, Jams and Pickles, which will also be available to order online this Autumn from www.rubysrelishes.co.uk To make a reservation at the restaurant, please call 07859 902 445 Sweet Briar Restaurant Ormside, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6EJ Eating out in Eden

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High Cup Winery

A few kilometres east of Appleby lies High Cup Nick, a walk to which provides one of the most spectacular vistas of the Eden Valley. A short step from there, on the fellside road between Dufton and Murton, is another hidden Eden gem – Cumbria’s only vineyard and winery. This is High Cup Wines, owned and run by Ron and Angela Barker at Town Head Farm, Keisley. The winery offers a range of delicious fruit wines, made in the style of the drinkable grape wines one would normally find in a supermarket or wine store, all made from local fruit, much of which is grown by Ron and Angela. The 2010 wines were recently bottled and include gooseberry, rhubarb, elderflower and apple, raspberry, elderberry and damson wines, and visitors can taste all of them. The elderberry is a dry red wine which goes well with typical Cumbrian fare such as lamb, venison or Cumberland sausage, while the damson wine is an excellent accompaniment to a good cheese, such as Appleby Creamery’s brie. phone: 01768 899111 / 01768 862394

The other wines are all good quaffable wines in the dry to medium range, which can be drunk with a meal or at any other time. The winery is now producing wines for sale in 2012 and if you ask Ron to let you see inside the fermentation room you will find rhubarb, raspberry and gooseberry wines bubbling away as the carbon dioxide gas, produced by the active yeast during the fermentation process, rises to the surface. Next in the production timetable is spiced beetroot, which will be ready for the winter mulled wine market. Recently the winery has installed a new display on the geology of the Dufton – High Cup Nick area with impressive explanatory panels prepared by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership. The samples of local rocks, minerals and fossils were collected by Ron, who was a professional geologist, and interested friends. Associated literature published by the AONB Partnership is also available. During the summer the group mobile: 07881 530085

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tasting area also houses an art exhibition, which this year involves the work of 23 recognised Eden Valley and North Pennines artists presenting work inspired by High Cup Nick. These artists work in a variety of media including watercolour, oil, felt, photography, pen and ink, prints and ceramics. To complete the visitor experience, during the art exhibition the winery offers tea, coffee and Angela’s excellent tray bakes. The winery is open Thursday – Monday, 11.00 am – 5.00 pm until the 29th August. At other times the winery will be open if Ron and Angela are not visiting grandchildren or walking the fells, so visitors should phone (017683 53714) first to avoid disappointment. More details can be found on their website:

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Farm shops & locally produced products Close to Penrith, we do have a few farm shops. Some of these are working farms and some shops stock a range of farm shop products. The nearest farm shop to Penrith is the working farm, Carleton Hall Farm (below), the home of Neil and Jean Hodgson. Just outside Penrith, heading west on the A66, the Rheged Discovery Centre has many shops in its complex that stock a massive selection of locally produced foods. A little further along the A66 is Cocklakes Farm Shop (details opposite on page 15). Another local that I can’t not mention, is Ivinsons Farm Shop and Tea Room at Wetheriggs Farm, which is home to Michael and Joanne Ivinson. The shop sells everyday provisions, including milk, eggs, fresh vegetables, ready meals and also high quality fresh meat. The meat is sourced locally and when possible is home reared from the farm’s

herds. Joanne also offers a selection of home baked pies, casseroles, quiches, soups, chutneys, pickles, jams, marmalade, cakes, biscuits, tray bakes, and delicious desserts. Joanne’s marmalade is one of those products on my list of, it taste like it ain’t been messed about with! To finish off, make sure you try a Taste of Eden, traditional homemade ice cream. Taste of Eden ice cream is made in the lush and tranquil Eden Valley in Winskill, near Langwathby. The ice cream is made from a traditional recipe using whole fresh milk sourced from Hadderdale Farm, Great Asby, near Appleby. It is available in a wide range of flavours using special fruits and flavours from UK and Italian sources.

Carleton Hall Farm Shop On the road that runs around Penrith on the A686, heading towards Langwathby, you drive through Carleton Village and you wouldn’t know, as the Village is barely detached from Penrith. On the right hand side just after the Rugby club on the left, is the entrance to the Farm and Shop. Carleton Hall Farm is a working farm and The Hodgson family grows potatoes, carrots, leeks, turnips, cabbage, kale, courgettes, parsnips, swedes, barley and a few other things around Penrith. They also have a small dairy herd of Friesians and beef, which is grass fed. Carleton Hall Farm shop has 52 suppliers and that equates to a large selection of farm products from the region and other local producers. They have over 25 jams and preserves, 14 marmalades, 25 types of honey and 29 pickles. Also stocked are the everyday perishable dairy items, meat, poultry, eggs, bread, cakes and cooked meats. They have their home grown produce items when in season, which are sourced locally when needed to meet seasonal gaps in the fruit, veg and salad sections. They also have a frozen range and a gluten free range of products. Carleton Hall Farm also puts a fantastic seasonal hamper together any time of the year for any occasion, so just give them a call.

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Locally Produced Beers

Only available at Cocklakes

Quality Barbecue Packs

The new Rod & Reel Tea Room is not just an extension of buying local farm produce, which is reared on the farm or sourced within 30 miles, but an opportunity to try a range of products that are on sale in the shop. Try local cheese, home cooked pies, or one of the many traditional Venison or Cumberland sausages or other sausage blend varieties, that can include black pudding, sweet chilli, fruit, basil or even cheese. The pork is sourced from a local breeder and the bacon is prepared and cured on site.

When you cook it, it tastes like bacon, it cooks and smells like bacon, no water cooking in its own juices. The beef has been grass fed and hung on the bone for 21 days. It is so tender, you can cut it with a butter knife and then there is the lamb that has been fed on sweet parsnips. It not only tastes real, it tastes like it hasn’t been messed about with.

Borrowdale Honey that is only sold in the Farmshop. There is only one catch and that depends on how things are with the trout fishing on the day. Relax with a breakfast, light lunch, or afternoon tea. Take some time out to shop or fish. It doesn’t get much better and it’s a taste you can take away.

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The Black Swan is a charming traditional 17th century Cumbrian Inn, with oak beams, and a peaceful pretty garden. Situated in the heart of the Eden Valley in the friendly village of Culgaith, yet just one mile from the A66, the Black Swan offers the finest quality in food, real ales and excellent, recently refurbished accommodation. Relax in our cosy bar and sample the good selection of traditional ales on offer, while you browse our extensive menu. Evening meals are available in the restaurant and on Sundays book for traditional Sunday lunch. Our seven comfortable bedrooms are all newly fully refurbished - all have en-suite bathroom or shower, flat screen digital TVs & tea/coffee making facilities.

Culgaith Penrith Cumbria CA10 1QW Telephone: 01768 88223 e: info@blackswanculgaith.co.uk w: www.blackswanculgaith.co.uk

We have a non-smoking policy in all bedrooms.

Pubs Pubs are something that the Eden Valley is not short of and for some villages they are the hub of what is happening. We have a small selection of pubs in this guide, although there are over 25 pubs in Penrith alone. The great thing about the Eden Valley isn’t just in the quality of the food served in the pubs, which reflects the locally sourced produce, but the availability of locally brewed beers. From the research completed for our guide, we reckon there are over 30 breweries, of which over 20 of these are micro brewers in Cumbria. Many of these are available to sample in the Eden Valley. The micro breweries are found in the basements of hotels, at the back of pubs and inns. There are of course the larger breweries like Jennings, who produce Cumberland Ale and also a number of beers come from Lancashire like Thwaites’ Wainwrights beer. A really local beer to try in the Eden Valley is Tirril beer.

eden taxis

6 SeaterS available • lady driverS available

(01768) 865432 (01768) 867890 www.edentaxispenrith.co.uk email: enquiries@edentaxispenrith.co.uk

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The Stoneybeck Inn was totally refurbished and extended in 2010. In keeping with tradition, its exterior is as it has been for centuries. Inside this continues with Cumbrian stone walls and exposed timbers that have now been subtly updated, creating light and comfort. Situated at Bowscar, near Penrith, which is on the A6 just after you leave Penrith heading north, it is known locally for its quality food, events, conferences and weddings. Every day they serve traditional food, which is locally sourced where possible and fine wine and dine events run continually throughout the summer. A range of premium lagers and real ales are available and Stoneybeck also has gluten free alternatives. It is renowned for its carvery, its catering for small and large numbers and it caters for all family dinning. The Stoneybeck can boast open, light areas, secluded areas, sofa seating and is set on two floors. Larger groups can have their own exclusive dining suites. Individual or dining couples can relax in the many quiet areas, either looking out across the panaromic views of the North Lakes mountain range, or settle in front of one of the warm fires on a cold evening.

• Large free carpark • Patio area and gardens • Childrens outside play area • Easy access, directly north from Penrith on the A6 - or from junction 41 of the M6

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01931 712225 Fish and Chips, Sunday Roast with all the trimmings including Yorkshire Pudding for everyone to enjoy. It’s gluten free without compromise on taste or quality

Katharine and Tommy took over the Queens Head Inn in Askham Jan 2010. Since then they have built a fantastic reputation for fresh, seasonal and locally produced (where ever possible) homemade food. Katharine has been a Coeliac for about 10 years and has always found it a hassle to go out anywhere to dine ‘as you can never be quite sure if the establishment fully understands all the ingredients that goes into making sauces - it’s hard to trust when you have been wrongly advised so many times’. When the opportunity came to buy Eating out in Eden

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‘The Queens’ Katharine and Tommy jumped at the chance...’we wanted to create a dining experience that Coeliacs and non Coeliacs could enjoy together. All of our sauces and gravys are homemade and Gluten and Wheat Free; all of our sausages and burgers are rusk free and only contain meat and herbs and our Gluten Free Batter for our fish and chips is just superb and has many customers coming back for them time after time’. The Inn has four letting rooms and of course the breakfast is Gluten Free.

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Pubs in Eden Valley

The Eden Valley boasts many lovely pubs and wine bars in beautiful locations serving mouth-watering food and some lovely real ales and fine wines. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch with the kids or a special evening meal there is somewhere to suit you. We have scoured The Eden Valley to search out the finest establishments, here are eight of the best

The Shepherds Inn Melmerby

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from ÂŁ6.95 (inc free Poppadoms)

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Local Steaks from ÂŁ7.95

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Orton

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Kings Meaburn Helton

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Kirkby Thore Cliburn

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Pooley Bridge

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Kirkland Blencarn Culgaith

Milburn Temple Sowerby Knock

Eamont Bridge

Tirril

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Dockray

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Armathwaite

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Restaurant, rooms and garden Local, seasonal produce from the Lowther Estate, excellent wines and popular local ales.

Real ales Local homemade food A very warm Cumbrian welcome

017683 51428

www.asbypub.webs.com

01768 865 381

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Sophisticated and child friendly are two phrases rarely seen together, however, contemporary restaurant Bojangles located in the heart of the pretty market town of Appleby in Westmorland has achieved the impossible and created a dining experience that you will enjoy with or without little people. The spacious interior with its oak flooring and cool blue walls boasts sofas to relax on whilst enjoying a morning coffee and a mouthwatering home made cake, as well as plenty of seating for indulging in a lunch time snack or evening meal. Recently refurbished, the interior is complemented by the delightful outside seating that looks onto St Lawrence’s Church, part of which dates back to the 12th Century. Dogs are welcome to sit outside with their Eating out in Eden

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owners and water is provided for thirsty canines! Picky eaters, wriggly bottoms and toilet time can make dining with children a stressful experience; however Bojangles endeavours to make it as easy as possible. There are several child friendly dishes on the daytime menu as well as high chairs and spacious changing facilities. During the day Bojangles plays host to breakfast and morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas, and then as the sun sets on the pretty town the candles are lit, the lights dimmed and the music slowed down phone: 01768 899111 / 01768 862394

to create a stylish restaurant that is suitable for couples, families and party groups. The wine list is extensive and has been created with quality in mind; bottles start at a very affordable £11.95 and include a variety of whites, reds, rose, sparkling and Champagne. You’ll also find a wide selection of international lagers as well as beers from Allendale Brewery.

Whether you pop in for coffee and a scone, soup and quiche for lunch, or a three course evening meal you are guaranteed that your dish will be freshly prepared and cooked using local produce (where possible) to create a truly Cumbrian taste experience.

Booking isn’t essential for evening dining but it is recommended as there are often special dining evenings as well as live music which are always very popular.

Bojangles

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Bojangles is open every day between 9am and 6pm and at weekends till midnight.

10 Bridge Street Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6QH

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Cafes in Eden Valley

If you are treating yourself to a coffee and a slice of home-made cake (or even lunch) you may as well do it in style in one of The Eden Valley’s fabulous cafe’s or tea rooms. We have taken on the arduous and gruelling task of searching out the very best for you, and several moist carrot cakes and litres of cappuccino later we’ve uncovered the crème de la crème ...... here are 8 of our favourites. Enjoy!

Fusion Cafe

Licensed restaurant, 2 3 bakeshop and gallery

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$ $

All served within the idyllic grounds of Brougham Hall near Penrith

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Freshly ground coffee • Fine teas • Light lunches • Cream teas • homemade cakes and biscuits • Handmade Eden Valley Crafts

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Tearoom, Tea Garden & Crafts The Bird of Prey Centre Lowther, near Penrith tel :01931 712746 OPEN TO ALL 11am - 5pm

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Great Asby

01768 866776

Ambleside

Fairtrade real coffee & tea Quality house wines & Cumbrian bottled beers. Sunny courtyard with shady awning. Disabled access

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Howtown

Scrumptious local food including paninis, salads, speciality teas & coffees & gooey cakes

Kirkby Thore Cliburn

Clifton

“fantastic local home-made food in a wonderfully relaxing setting�

Milburn Temple Sowerby Knock

Eamont Bridge

Tirril

To Barnard Castle

Kirkland Blencarn Culgaith

Brougham

Dalemain

Watermillock

Dockray

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Threlkeld

Langwathby Skirwith

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Keswick

Melmerby

Little Salkeld

Troutbeck

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Nenthead Garrigill

Great Salkeld

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Hartside Viewpoint

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www.courtyardgallery.co.uk

To Lancaster & South

32 Boroughgate, Appleby, CA16 6XG

017683 51638 Open daily 11am to 5pm Tea Room with Ice Cream & light refreshments Disabled Access

The Courtyard Gallery has a changing display of original paintings and etchings which you can view whilst enjoying a fresh coffee or tea and a slice of tasty home made cake

Just off A6 signposted Melkinthorpe Abbott Lodge, Clifton, Penrith CA10 2HD 01931 712720 www.abbottlodgejerseyicecream.co.uk

Map courtesy of Eden Tourism, Eden District Council

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Tea Rooms and cafes Tea Rooms and traditional homemade cakes are something that the Eden Valley is not short of. All with there own identity, some run as an extension of a farm shop. Others just like the farms, are all independent and individual in many ways. There are many cafes, which cater from breakfast throughout the day, including lunch and afternoon tea. Some are even open in the evening for dinner. The farm shop tea rooms, village and town tearooms, generally stock local products, so these are great places to sample and try before you buy.

“Delicious food and the finest view in Appleby” Located on the edge of the River Eden, The Bay Tree River View Cafe is a wonderful location to watch the world go by...... Indulge in • Morning coffee and home-made cakes • Tasty filled panini’s, baguettes and jacket potatoes • Afternoon teas with mouthwatering home baked scones • Gift shop with jewellery, home furnishings, candles plus much more The Bay Tree Gift Shop and River View Cafe, 1 Bridge Street, Appleby in Westmorland, CA16 6QH

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre “A sanctuary for birds of prey set in the walled garden & parkland of Lowther Castle” Open every day from April to November 11am till 5pm Just 5 miles south of Penrith on the A6

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, Lowther, Near Penrith, CA10 2AH. Tel 01931 712746 phone: 01768 899111 / 01768 862394

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Flying display at 2pm to 4pm daily

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