Get into the Christmas spirit with a trip to the Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden on the shores of Derwentwater.

Whether you’re stopping by for something tasty to eat, a warming drink, finding a unique gift or picking up a Christmas tree, we are decking everything out to make Christmas sparkle a little more.

  • Christmas starts Friday 23rd November at Lingholm with a free mulled wine and mince pie with every shop purchase over £15. If you are looking for something different, our gift shop has a range of gifts that you won’t find on the high street.
  • Christmas trees, wreaths and potted trees are on sale from 23rd November
  • Festive pantry produce made in the Lingholm Bakery will be on sale, from Christmas puddings, cakes, mince pies and fudge through to seasonal jams and chutneys, all beautifully wrapped for the season.
  • All afternoon Teas in December will have a festive feel. Please note booking is essential.
  • Tour of Lingholm House followed by a special Afternoon Tea in the Magnificent Stone Room all decorated for Christmas will be held on Sunday 9th December. Spaces are limited so early booking is essential. Cost £35 per head.
  • On Friday 21st well-known local actor Peter Macqueen will be performing the first showing of his newly written “A Dickens of a Christmas”.Fresh from performing his latest one man show, ‘The Scrooge Diaries’ at the Theatre by the Lake, Peter brings Dickens to Lingholm as he reads excerpts from several of the author’s festive sketches and stories. Joy, laughter and perhaps a tear evoked by the mastery of Dickens’ pen brought to life by Mr Macqueen and of course it wouldn’t be Christmas without some ‘Humbug!’The performance will be held in the main house at Lingholm supplemented by canapés, savouries, cakes and drinks at a cost of £30.00 per head. BUY TICKETS HERE

The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden will be open 9am to 5pm every day over the holiday period except on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We will be open slightly reduced hours of 10am to 4pm on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Day.

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THE KITCHEN

Offering delicious locally sourced foods, artisan breads and home baked cakes, real barista coffee and an extensive range of teas.

From our breakfast serving, a blend of traditional and healthier dishes with some quite literally mouth drooling twists, a focused and well thought out lunch menu to an afternoon tea* to rival the best the Lingholm Kitchen aims to offer the best day time eating experience in the area.

Combined with mouth-watering homemade cakes, bread and real barista coffee and an extensive range of teas the Kitchen caters for everyone, whether it’s quick refreshment or a full meal.

We think it is very important that we know where the foods we serve you come from so we use local produce wherever possible, and details of the farms that supply our meats and dairy goods can be found on our “Cumbrian First board.”

*Please note afternoon teas need to be prebooked.

OUR MENUS

Opening Hours

We are open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm

Please note we do not take breakfast or lunch bookings.

For all enquiries and afternoon tea bookings:

Call: 017687 71206

Email: kitchen@thelingholmestate.co.uk

The Bakery

Supporting the Kitchen is the Bakery where our experienced bakers are now making our own Artisan bread including our signature Sourdough loaf.

The bakery is set next to the café in the old potting shed that dates back to 1873 when the main house was built; the bakery also makes the mouth-watering selection of cakes that Lingholm is quickly gaining recognition for.

Our commitment to our customers is straightforward- All the cakes, bread and biscuits that we serve in the Kitchen are made right here on the estate!

Our white and rye sourdough loafs are available to purchase in the café every Wednesday to Sunday.

Buy a cake to take home

All of our cakes are made onsite by our skilled bakers using the highest quality ingredients.

A selection of whole round, loaf and celebration cakes are available to order fresh from theLingholm Bakery. Perfect for any occasion.

Please ask a member of staff for more details or email: kitchen@thelingholmestate.co.uk.

The Greenhouse

Adjacent to the café is a wonderful old greenhouse dating back to the late 1800’s that has been carefully restored and is used as part of the café.

The greenhouse is also available to book for afternoon teas and private events; the greenhouse is open to all unless a private event has been booked.

The Architecture

The Kitchen has a stunning 100ft glass wall looking down onto the Octagonal walled garden and up to Skiddaw.

The Lingholm Kitchen has a distinctly contemporary feel with a glass strip running through the ceiling and modern architecture making use of the steel structure.

The steel and glass is blended with careful use of natural oak throughout creating a cutting edge feel to the design.

 

There is seating for 92 internally and a large Terrace seating around 100 people outside with a further 24 seats in the adjacent greenhouse.

Gift Vouchers

We have a range of gift vouchers available from gift shop vouchers to afternoon tea vouchers.

GIFT SHOP

Gifts | Art | Pottery | Homewares | Toys | Cards

Something different with Cumbrian Artisan products and a blend of modern and classic.

Selling a range of quality gifts with toys, cards and books from design led companies such as Caroline Gardener, Orange Tree, Moulin Roty, Djeco, Stuart Broadhurt Pottery and many more.

With Lingholm’s connections to Beatrix Potter we have a good selection of tasteful and contemporary Beatrix Potter related gifts.

Within the shop we have a striking Art wall with a unique range of prints for sale from the Rob Miller Lingholm collection featuring local landmarks, fells and spectacular lake views.

We also have a selection of specially commissioned photographs from local photographers Rob Grange and Stephen Hinde.

The shop and café have an eclectic range of craft beers that have been hand-picked from well-regarded craft breweries across the North of England.

THE WALLED GARDEN

The Octagonal walled garden sits on the same spot as the old Lingholm Kitchen gardens which Beatrix Potter credited as her inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Built in a Victorian style using over 75,000 reclaimed red bricks and capped with local sandstone the garden has herbaceous borders while it’s central areas are for vegetable production that is then served fresh daily in the Kitchen.

The grand entrance doors to the garden were the original doors to the main house being removed during the 1950’s when alterations were made to the entrance lobby, they had been laid up in the stables for 60 years before being put back to use.

The central area of the garden is divided into four sections to allow us to rotate crops throughout the season with the south facing walls set to fruit trees.

The vegetable plots are planted with a mixture of vegetables and salad crops including heritage varieties.‌

Beatrix Potter Derwentwater Gallery

Within the walled garden is an outdoor gallery dedicated to Beatrix Potter’s work in the Derwentwater area, much of it undertaken whilst she stayed at Lingholm.

The gallery takes a journey through her years at Lingholm and the Northern Lakes and how she wrote and illustrated some of her best known stories here.

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The Lingholm Jetty

The shop and café have an eclectic range of craft beers that have been hand-picked from well-regarded craft breweries across the North of England.

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Contact Us

Call: 017687 71206

Email: kitchen@thelingholmestate.co.uk

Address: The Lingholm Estate,
Portinscale,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5TZ

Opening Times:
We’re open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm

Free customer parking is available