Just discovered this food and drink trail for the local town of Kendal. Easy accessible from 1 Park Road in Windermere by car- about 6 miles- or bus and train- services every hour
I have my favourites as Kendal is a great market town with lots of nooks and crannies- lanes (or Yards as they’re called) that run down the the river, cobbled lanes going up to where the writer of Postman Pat lived and some fascinating local history with its castle and links to the 8th wife of Henry VIII as well as links to the manufacturing of snuff and of course Kendal Mint cake
For food and cafes for lunch I would recommend Brew Brothers, Pedro Casa and Spanish tapas bar or Bab Ganoush – just look at these images to water your taste buds- but all serve home made food with a variety of dishes from home made soups, some wonderful cakes and varied tasty breads, But my favourite is Pomegranate and Sage and their wonderful variety of salads, tagines or swett and spicy baked aubergine and soups
Restaurants I would recommend Castle Dairy that is set in a 14th century house- the oldest in Kendal- and some very fine dining provided by students from the local catering College and boy you wouldn’t know they’re students, Masons Yard- a classy bar brasserie
As I like real ale or craft beer- what’s the difference- Kendal excels. I would recommend a couple of places. If you fancy a walk go up the hill to where I’ve mentioned the author of Postman Pat used to live, next door is The Riflemans- no food, no machines- live folk and I think jazz on a Thursday evening
Then two other places. In the town but not opened at the beginning of the week is the New Union– spent many a time with my mate Colin sorting the world out here and missing the last train. Great choice of beer and, like the Riflemans no food or fruit machines. Recently opened is Indie Craft bar – boy he knows his beer with all sorts of bottled beer from Europe and around the world. Start my evening with Colin here!
Let me know your favourite place and I’ll add it