Here at The Lakes Escape, we want you to know what we love. That includes, places to visit, eat and drink together with key gems hidden away in this beautiful landscape.

None of the recommendations are sponsored and quite honestly, the places we have recommended may be completely unaware they are featured on our page!

Therefore, you can trust our recommendations are because we have enjoyed our experience at each and hope you do too.

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The Langdale Chase Hotel and Restaurant – Windermere

Step back in time as you walk into the beauty of this historic building.

Personally, my favourite way to spend my time in this stunning location is sitting on the terrace overlooking Windermere lake for lunch on a crisp, bright day with blue autumn day.

Wrapped up warm with my dog at our feet after a lovely walk, the soup and a sandwich are quite honestly my perfect reward!

The view… Well, see for yourself.

The Travellers Rest – Grasmere

A 10-minute walk out of the village, this for me is a cosy winter pub with an open fire and the feeling of proper pub food.

The Swan Hotel – Grasmere

Located on the A591 just before turning into Grasmere, the Swan pride themselves on their food.  We have had many a beautiful meal here and the red wine selection is also worth a look!

The Yan – Broadrayne  

Located on the fell above the A591, The Yan houses beautiful accommodation and a bistro which seems to come with a recommendation by almost everyone!  The Yan pride themselves on high quality produced sourced locally and dishes prepared in house.

The Britannia Inn – Elterwater

The ‘Brit’ is located in the Langdale Valley which, if you haven’t seen already, you really must take a look.  This pub is the epitome of ‘Oldy Worlde’ with cosy nooks and open fires.

For a pint of real ale and sandwich after a long walk, it really is the perfect spot.

Food of the Fells (Takeaway) – Ambleside   

If you’re having a night in and fancy a takeaway, Food of the Fells is a great call.  With a selection of pizza’s and burgers and kebabs, it is definitely one to try.

Lake District Cottages


In Addition to the Recommendations Above

The Grand Hotel – Grasmere

A beautiful spot overlooking Grasmere Lake.

The Good Sport – Grasmere

A good value pub with who brew their own!

The Britannia Inn – Elterwater

See description under the ‘Food’ section above.

Luxury Holiday Cottages Lake District


The Bath House – Ambleside

Bath House state ‘Bath House is a fragrance and natural skincare brand founded in 1997 by a creative team of artists and designers who live and work in the Lake District.’  With a passion for nature, art, design and poetry, these experts have created the most exquisite range I have ever known.  This shop is an absolute must for my husband’s Christmas shopping trip!

Rush – Ambleside

Quirky, eccentric, and different.  What’s not to love?

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop – Grasmere

Seriously, you won’t ever have tasted gingerbread like this… Just look for the queue of tourists to find the entrance!

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