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Beer, snacks & Cumbrian tipples.


As the great granddaughter of a Kendal Innkeeper I thought it appropriate to share with you some local knowledge of fine Cumbrian hostelries, breweries & tipples.


Jennings Ales are brewed in the traditional way using their own well water. Enjoy a tour of the brewery between 12 noon & 2pm daily until the end of October to see these award winning ales being made. Visit the tearoom, have a look around the shop & pick up some intriguingly named Sneck Lifter or Cocker Hoop to enjoy during your holiday. Continue reading


Sweet Treats from Cumbria

Sweet treats from Cumbria

There are many delicious sweet treats that are quintessentially Cumbrian. The world famous Kendal Mint Cake, sticky toffee pudding  – Cartmel’s very own comfort food and of course the irresistibly crumbly, spicy Grasmere Gingerbread still made to an old but very secret recipe.

www.kennedyschocolates.co.ukChocolate is everyone’s favourite so visit the village of Orton where the Kennedy family’s small factory produces some of the finest quality hand-made chocolates available to buy at their onsite factory shop. With over 80 varieties to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. So bide your time, have lunch in the Conservatory Coffee House and take home your own special selection. How about ‘Passion Fruit & Galliano’, ‘Eton Mess’ or ‘Lime & Chilli’?

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