Places to go out & eat & drink in Penrith
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Penrith

Places to eat & drink in Penrith.

Bustling Penrith is one of the oldest of the Lake District's towns and lies close to the beautiful Eden Valley. It used to be Cumbria's capital and its importance is reflected in the remains of a 14th century castle, now owned by English Heritage. Owen Caesarius, King of Cumbria, is allegedly buried in the graveyard of St. Andrew's Church.

William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy stayed in Devonshire Street, Penrith, with their grandparents. There is a plaque to him in the Robin Hood Inn.

Local attractions include a pottery where visitors can try their hand at pot throwing, and a discovery centre. Close by is Ullswater lake and its superb steam boat cruises.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Penrith or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Penrith...

blank tabBLACK SWANPub/Inn
Culgaith, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1QW
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The Black Swan is a 17th Century Inn, located in Culgaith in the beautiful Eden Valley, only 8 miles from Penrith. Our bedrooms have been refurbished to high standards, are spacious and clean. Some have showers while others offer a bathroom, en-suite.

A full Cumbrian breakfast is served. You may want to request a packed lunch to eat as you explore the surrounding areas, or using our private fishing lake.

Good quality, hearty food is served every evening in our restaurant. You can relax in front of the log fire with a glass of wine or real ale from our licensed bar. Cycle storage available and ample parking. A friendly welcome awaits you.
No Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01768 88223
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George and Dragon

Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2ER
Tel: 01768 865381     E-mail:

The George and Dragon in Clifton, serves fresh, seasonal produce from the Lowther Estate in Cumbria, right on it's doorstep. The 18th century coaching inn has recently been renovated and lovingly restored into what is now a beautiful country estate pub and restaurant with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The open log fires, comfy sofas and bare wooden tables make it a perfect place to relax and unwind. Photographs and archive prints on the walls tell the story of the Lowther Estate's unique heritage. Also serving local ales. Children and dogs are welcome. Accommodation available from November 2008.

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Baan Thai

New Vic, Castlegate, Penrith, CA11 7HY.
Tel: 01768 892288

Type: Thai restaurant/takeaway

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Bewick Coffee House & Bistro

Princes St, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7BQ
Tel: 01768 864764

Type: Cafe

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Chataway's Bistro

8 St Andrews Churchyard, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7YE
Tel: 01768 890233

Type: Restaurant

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Costas Tapas Bar & Spanish Restaurant

9 Queen St, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XF
Tel: 01768 895550

Over 50 types of Tapas, specialising in seafood and paella. Truly authentic - an all-Spanish wine list.
Type: Restaurant

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Crown Hotel (Brewers Fayre)

Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2NP
Tel: 017684 86495

Type: Restaurant

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Taste of Bengal

60-61 Stricklandgate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7NJ
Tel: 01768 891700

Type: Restaurant

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