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Tearoom - Cumbria - which is your favourite?

Looking for a special cafe or tearoom? Cumbria has some of the finest places, many of them organic, many catering for special diets such as gluten free and all just waiting to be discovered by you!

Little Salkeld - Working Watermill

Winners of the Taste Cumbria 2014 Award Little Salkeld is Cumbria's only fully operational watermill. The mill grinds organic british flour and has a wonderful tea room for you to enjoy some whole-food treats. The watermill at Little Salkeld also runs courses for adults and children. Opening hours and location can be found here.

Pint of tea in Rosthwaite

Flock In Rosthwaite Serving pints or half pints of tea or coffee - The Flock-In Rosthwaite in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley is a great place to refresh yourself after a day on the fells or to fuel yourself before cycling over honister pass and for those simply enjoying exploring Cumbria.

Be prepared to be tempted by lots of home made scrummy treats such as Lakeland Sticky Toffee Pudding or find an excuse to be passing at lunchtime and sample the Herdwick and Vegetable stew or the Ramblers herdi-burger. The Flock-In also caters for Gluten Free diets.

The cafe is normally closed during December and January and every Wednesday, but check the latest opening hours and directions on how to find them here.

Hesk View Walkers Barn in the Duddon Valley

This is a fabulous concept. An honesty box and good home made cake and hot and cold drinks. Everyone welcome from cyclists and walkers and climbers as well as visitors in cars, there is a car park.

Open 7 days a week from 8am - 8pm. Facilities also include toilets, hand washing area and a car park.

Home reared produce is sometimes available directly from the farm door. More information including location here.

Farrers Kendal

Farrers image Courtesy of Free Foto Just go to the main street in Kendal and follow the wonderful smell of coffee, it is coming from Farrers. Kendal has so many places for coffee and, of course, everybody has their favourite, but there is just something extra special about Farrers of Kendal. The floor boards of this 17th century building creek as you walk over them and the choice of coffee is surely unrivaled. Farrers have been roasting and grinding their own beans since 1853. For opening hours and directions contact Farrers at:13 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4LY Tel. (01539) 731707.

Jumping Jenny

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Lower Sizergh Farm Barn

If you could drink a cup of tea 'till the cows come home' then don't miss this tea room with a view of the milking parlour.

Hideaway Coffee House

Just south of Kendal Hideaway Coffee House is ideal for those exploring southern Cumbria, or a handy stop off (2 minutes drive from J36 of the M6) for those travelling further North.

Beautiful views from both the large garden and the covered terrace make this an ideal spot whatever the weather, as do the homemade cakes, locally sourced lunches and freindly staff. The Lancaster Canal runs past the coffee house making a lovely place to walk.

Why not enjoy the splendour of the lakes from the air with a Helicopter Ride from Hideaway Coffee House? Opening 9.30am - 4pm 7 days a week, but check hours, especially in winter.

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