The new Rod & Reel Tea Room is not just an extension of buying local farm produce, which is reared on the farm or sourced within 30 miles, but an opportunity to try a range of products that are on sale in the shop. Try local cheese, home cooked pies, or one of the many traditional Venison or Cumberland sausages or other sausage blend varieties, that can include black pudding, sweet chilli, fruit, basil or even cheese. The pork is sourced from a local breeder and the bacon is prepared and cured on site.

When you cook it, it tastes like bacon, it cooks and smells like bacon, no water cooking in its own juices. The beef has been grass fed and hung on the bone for 21 days. It is so tender, you can cut it with a butter knife and then there is the lamb that has been fed on sweet parsnips. It not only tastes real, it tastes like it hasn’t been messed about with.

Unique products, in a unique food chain, Cocklakes has products that are not available in other outlets. Many are produced on site, with other products sourced like Borrowdale Honey that is only sold in the Farmshop. There is only one catch and that depends on how things are with the trout fishing on the day.

Relax with a breakfast, light lunch, or afternoon tea. Take some time out to shop or fish. It doesn’t get much better and it’s a taste you can take away.

Opening times:

Mon-Sun 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.