Eating Out

Lunch at the Bay Horse Hotel

Cafes, Bars and Restaurants

You’re spoilt for choice when choosing where to eat in Ulverston. The town centre seems to have a cafe on every street, similarly for pubs, and there’s a good range of restaurants serving many styles of cuisine. Some specialise in using fresh local produce, such as Lakeland lamb, potted shrimps, Holker venison, Waberthwaite air-dried ham, and huge Cumberland sausages. The list of local favourites stretches on to include the world-famous Cartmel sticky toffee pudding, damson beers and preserves from the Lyth valley, beer from the Ulverston Brewing Company, and Lakeland Willow Water. Several establishments, notably The Bay Horse at Canal Foot and The General Burgoyne in Urswick village, are national award winners for restaurant food and hospitality.

We’ve listed a selection of places in Ulverston where you can eat-in. We have identified the main style of food served at each place, but other options may also be available. Note that Gillam’s Tearoom and the World Peace Cafe are entirely vegetarian, and we highly recommend them both. Our unofficial “quirkiest eating place” award goes to The Fourpence Cafe in King Street, and the most family-friendly cafe is the Coach House at Ford Park (hard to beat when it’s right beside a great play area and a fascinating kitchen garden where you can see some of your food being grown).