Top Dining Experiences and Restaurants in Cockermouth

From hearty dishes to fine dining, explore the foodie delights on offer at The Trout Hotel and other nearby restaurants in Cockermouth. Enjoy a different dining experience every day during your visit to the Gem Town and Lake District destination.  

The Lounge Bar at The Trout Hotel

Lounges & Lounge Bar | Trout Hotel 

Showcasing some of the Trout Hotel’s most elegant period features, the Lounges are a sophisticated place to relax and unwind. Stone walls and opulent interiors set the scene for a night of exquisite food paired with fine wines, malt whiskies and gins. 

It is the perfect place to take a loved one for a romantic night out. The dimmed lights create an intimate atmosphere and a glass of the finest champagne is always readily available. Start your meal with a light, fluffy Spring Onion & Chive Souffle, followed by Confit Duck Leg with a full-bodied red wine and finish with an exquisite Fig Bakewell Tart. 

With its stone-walled alcove, the cosy Lounge Bar is best enjoyed with a pint of beer and good friends. Although it’s hard not to settle in with a good book as well! 

This homely, yet stylish bar boasts a wide range of local ales, fine wines and all types of spirits. Our handpumps are home to some of Jennings Brewery’s most famous ales, brewed less than a mile away from us, while our spirits collection mainly features Lakes Distillery liqueurs, made on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. 

Come and enjoy relaxed conversations, hearty laughs and quality time with friends in our laid-back bar.

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Terrace Bar and Bistro

Terrace Bistro & Bar | Trout Hotel 

With its high ceilings and towering windows, the Terrace Bistro is bright and airy, encompassing the feeling of summer. Contrasting textures and elegant furnishings provide a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The floor to ceiling glass lets the sunshine cascade in and the retractable roof welcomes the warm summer breeze.

It’s the ideal space to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends or family. The menu features the very best of local and seasonal produce, with an array of refreshing flavour combinations and modern British dishes. You can also enjoy a luxury Afternoon Tea in the Terrace Bistro and make the most of alfresco dining without the worry of changing weather.

As night falls, the Terrace Courtyard will whisk you away to the piazzas of Italy or the rivieras of the South of France. Sit back and enjoy a freshly made cocktail underneath a sky full of stars and if the evening breeze gets too cool, our heaters will keep you warm.

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The Trout Hotel Riverbank

Riverbank | Trout Hotel 

Join us on the riverbank and enjoy the peaceful lilt of the River Derwent as it flows past and meets the River Cocker ahead. This bank was a beloved fishing spot for Bing Crosby when he used to visit us and we think you’ll love it too.

With spaced out tables you can enjoy the tranquillity as you sip a cool, crisp white wine or celebrate the Summer with some fizz. Embrace the alfresco lifestyle with our small plates including Salt and Pepper Squid and Flash Fried Prawns. It’s ideal for a light lunch.

While away a summer afternoon with us, under the canopy of the majestic red oak tree. Enjoy some peace and quiet and a well-earned break in the Cumbrian sunshine.

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The Trout Hotel Garden

Garden | Trout Hotel 

With blousy flower arrangements and Wordsworth House next door, our garden is a vibrant place to relax on a summer’s day. Bask in the warmth of the sun, enjoy the delicate fragrance of the flowers and marvel at the local history. 

A bustling outdoor setting, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage and lively conversation. Seasonal dishes flow freely on hot days as locals flock to enjoy the good weather and make the most of the Lakeland sun.

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Cockermouth High Street

Restaurants in Cockermouth Town Centre

Honest Lawyer – Set in a Grade II listed building which used to be home to Cockmouth’s old courthouse cells, you will find this truly unique dining experience. Showcasing innovative ideas and local produce, the food is sure to impress. 

Castle Bar – Named due to its proximity to Cockermouth Castle, the historic Castle Bar sits in the old side of this Market Town. Set over three floors, it is a homely, welcoming bar serving real ale and comforting pub grub.

Quince & Medlar – Putting fresh, organic, local produce at the heart of their menu, Quince and Medlar serve an exquisite plant-based menu. The restaurant is an intimate, warm space located in a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse with local art lining the walls. 

Shill’s of Cockermouth – Not only is Shill’s a fantastic shop selling artisan cheese, fine wine and handcrafted chocolates, but the top floor is dedicated to their popular restaurant. Serving mouthwatering tapas and hearty main meals, it’s a place not to miss on your trip to Cockermouth.

Aspava – Just off Main Street, hidden away in its own secluded courtyard, Aspava provides exquisite food and a relaxed atmosphere. Specialising in cuisine from the south-east of Turkey, there’s a vast menu of meze and main courses to choose from, each as delicious as the next. 

Bamboo – Serving traditional Thai and Chinese food, Bamboo is a favourite amongst locals and well worth a visit during your stay in the Lake District. We recommend you book a table as the restaurant can get very busy.


We’d hate for you to miss out on the Trout Hotel’s dining experiences and the restaurants in Cockermouth during your stay. Spaces book up quickly, so make sure to book your table now.

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