Edible England

As we celebrate this year’s heritage open days theme of ‘Edible England’ we’ve rounded up our top picks of food and drink to try whilst you’re in the Lake District.

1..Grasmere gingerbread: Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread® in 1854 in the English Lake District village from where it gets its name. A unique, spicy-sweet cross between a biscuit and cake, its reputation quickly spread and it is now enjoyed by food lovers all over the world. You can try it for yourself at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop in Grasmere.

2. Hawkshead Brewery: Award winning beer from the Lakes. Our favourites include The Windemere Pale and the Lakeland Gold. They also do brewery tours everyday at 1pm.

3. Sticky Toffee Pudding: Well known as a delicious Lake District dessert, you can’t leave the Lakes without trying some! There’s been lots of debate over who invented this, but one thing is clear: it’s a favourite for a reason! You can try it in Cartmel, in the village shop or on our own dessert menu right here at the Burn How!

4. The Lakes Distillery: Nestled in the north Lakes, near Bassenthwaite Lake, the Lakes Distillery makes some of the best Gin, vodka and whiskey, inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds us. You can try all of these in our bar!

5. Hawkshead relish: The Hawkshead relish company have been creating delicious chutneys, jams and sauces for about 20 years, right here in the Lake District. You can find them stocked at many shops across the Lakes, including here in Bowness, at Love the Lakes, Taylors of Bowness and Huttons of the Lake District. Our favourites include Damson Chutney and Beetroot and horseradish chutney (used in our very own kitchen!)

6. And finally: no list of Lake district food would be complete without Kendal Mint Cake. World famous, and made just on our doorstep in Kendal, this energy bar is loved by mountaineers everywhere. Kendal Mint Cake was written into history on May 29th 1953 when it was carried on the first successful summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sirdar Tenzing. Definitely one to try on your trip to the lakes!

Which of these have you tried? You can find more about the Edible England events taking place across the country here.


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