Top ChoiceHistoric 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...

Top ChoiceCafe 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...

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:...

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,...

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...

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...