The stunning new cafe and shop looks down onto an octagonal walled garden built in a Victorian style using reclaimed materials.
Offering delicious locally sourced foods, artisan breads and home baked cakes, real barista coffee and an extensive range of teas.
From our breakfast serving, a blend of traditional and healthier dishes with some quite literally mouth drooling twists, a focused and well thought out lunch menu to an afternoon tea* to rival the best the Lingholm Kitchen aims to offer the best day time eating experience in the area.
Combined with mouth-watering homemade cakes, bread and real barista coffee and an extensive range of teas the Kitchen caters for everyone, whether it’s quick refreshment or a full meal.
We think it is very important that we know where the foods we serve you come from so we use local produce wherever possible, and details of the farms that supply our meats and dairy goods can be found on our “Cumbrian First board.”
*Please note afternoon teas need to be prebooked.
Supporting the Kitchen is the Bakery where our experienced bakers are now making our own Artisan bread including our signature Sourdough loaf.
The bakery is set next to the café in the old potting shed that dates back to 1873 when the main house was built; the bakery also makes the mouth-watering selection of cakes that Lingholm is quickly gaining recognition for.
Our commitment to our customers is straightforward- All the cakes, bread and biscuits that we serve in the Kitchen are made right here on the estate!
The Kitchen has a stunning 100ft glass wall looking down onto the Octagonal walled garden and up to Skiddaw.
The Lingholm Kitchen has a distinctly contemporary feel with a glass strip running through the ceiling and modern architecture making use of the steel structure.
The steel and glass is blended with careful use of natural oak throughout creating a cutting edge feel to the design.
There is seating for 92 internally and a large Terrace seating around 100 people outside with a further 24 seats in the adjacent greenhouse.
Something different with Cumbrian Artisan products and a blend of modern and classic.
Selling a range of quality gifts with toys, cards and books from design led companies such as Caroline Gardener, Orange Tree, Moulin Roty, Djeco, Stuart Broadhurt Pottery and many more.
With Lingholm’s connections to Beatrix Potter we have a good selection of tasteful and contemporary Beatrix Potter related gifts.
Within the shop we have a striking Art wall with a unique range of prints for sale from the Rob Miller Lingholm collection featuring local landmarks, fells and spectacular lake views.
We also have a selection of specially commissioned photographs from local photographers Rob Grange and Stephen Hinde.
The shop and café have an eclectic range of craft beers that have been hand-picked from well-regarded craft breweries across the North of England.
The Octagonal walled garden sits on the same spot as the old Lingholm Kitchen gardens which Beatrix Potter credited as her inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Built in a Victorian style using over 75,000 reclaimed red bricks and capped with local sandstone the garden has herbaceous borders while it’s central areas are for vegetable production that is then served fresh daily in the Kitchen.
The grand entrance doors to the garden were the original doors to the main house being removed during the 1950’s when alterations were made to the entrance lobby, they had been laid up in the stables for 60 years before being put back to use.
The central area of the garden is divided into four sections to allow us to rotate crops throughout the season with the south facing walls set to fruit trees.
The vegetable plots are planted with a mixture of vegetables and salad crops including heritage varieties.
Within the walled garden is an outdoor gallery dedicated to Beatrix Potter’s work in the Derwentwater area, much of it undertaken whilst she stayed at Lingholm.
The gallery takes a journey through her years at Lingholm and the Northern Lakes and how she wrote and illustrated some of her best known stories here.
Adjacent to the café is a wonderful old greenhouse dating back to the late 1800’s that has been carefully restored and is used as part of the café.
The greenhouse is also available to book for afternoon teas and private events; the greenhouse is open to all unless a private event has been booked.
With a stunning view down the lake towards the Jaws of Borrowdale a private jetty is reached by following the footpath through the walled garden down to the Lake.
Please note the Keswick Launch is no longer stopping at the Lingholm jetty. You can get to Lingholm by catching the Keswick Launch to Hawes End or Nichol End and take a 15 minutes walk up to the Kitchen and Walled Garden.