Top things to do in Cockermouth

Top Choice Historic Building in Cockermouth

Wordsworth House

The poet William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 at this handsome Georgian house at the end of Main St. Built around 1745, the house has been meticulously restored based on accounts from the Wordsworth archive: …
Top Choice Cafe in Cockermouth


This Cockermouth fave is open daily and has a second branch in Keswick. The interior is light and airy and the Med-tinged food is packed with flavour. There's a good balance between meat and veggie-friendly dishes. …
Pub Food in Cockermouth

Trout Hotel

This whitewashed inn has been a feature in Cockermouth since the late 17th century, and has heritage in spades (it was a favourite of Bing Crosby, who liked to fish nearby). There's a choice of dining settings: the …
Vegetarian in Cockermouth

Quince & Medlar

Even if you're a committed carnivore, it's well worth dining here to see that vegetarian food isn't just nut roast and baked mushrooms – here, you could find yourself feasting on courgette-wrapped cheese soufflé, ro…
Bistro in Cockermouth

Honest Lawyer

A popular riverside bistro in the cells beneath Cockermouth's old courthouse. The focus is on honest, hearty British bistro food – nothing too highfalutin, but generally tasty. You can dine in the slate-floored rest…
Pub in Cockermouth

Bitter End

This brewpub produces its own award-winning beers such as Cockermouth Pride, Lakeland Honey Beer and Cuddy Lugs. You can watch the vats at work through a glass partition in the bar.
Brewery in Cockermouth

Jennings Brewery

Real-ale aficionados will be familiar with the Jennings name – it has been brewing beers since 1874 and its pints are pulled at pubs all over the Lake District. Guided tours trace the brewing process, followed by a …