A Culinary Trip To Brampton

We have some advice for anyone looking to satisfy their taste buds with a foodie trip to Brampton.

The Itinerary

If you’re looking for a culinary trip in Cumbria, and want to find the perfect foodie spots to sate your appetite, Brampton is the perfect place! With a rich variety of pubs, hotels, tea rooms and restaurants, there is something for every palate. 



After a morning of exploring Brampton itself, the town offers a number of places for a well earned rest and a hearty lunch. For a lunchtime snack, Bite Cafe at the New Mills trout Fishing Park is perfect for families. Offering freshly prepared savouries and cakes, Bite cafe is ideal for a midday meal in between activities. The cafe offers a scrumptious tapas board alongside themed afternoon teas, for a visit you won’t forget.  You can even fish for your own food.


If you’re in the mood for something more substantial, a pub lunch at the Howard Arms might just be the thing you’re looking for. With its dog-friendly attitude, this may be the perfect place for your whole family to sit down and relax with a hot meal. 


Afternoon Tea


If you feel the need for a little pick-me-up in the afternoon, Brampton spoils you for choice with the many tearooms situated in the town. If you’re attracted to a scenic sit-down, Talkin Tarn Tearoom is the place for you, located just off the shore of Talkin tarn. The tea rooms offer a selection of delicious cakes and warming hot drinks in a comforting environment. 


For something more adventurous, Berry’s tearoom might be the ideal establishment for you. Offering the popular freak shakes, along with all kinds of sweet and savoury snacks, it’s a great place to treat yourself. The family-run business prides itself on using locally sourced produce and creating homemade cakes of exceptional quality.






Towards the end of a busy day exploring Brampton and the surrounding area, the time comes to appreciate the restaurants and pubs the town has in store. For a traditional and cosy evening, The Howard Arms is a welcoming pub with a range of appetising meals, seasonal menus and drinks. The pub allows dogs and includes a garden to relax in and enjoy during those glorious warm months. This is also a great location for history and literature lovers, as the great novelist and essayist Charles Dickens once stayed there. 


Brampton is also home to the Braid restaurant and bar located in the golf club. Ideal for both golf enthusiasts and for those more interested in food, the restaurant and bar provides a range of menus, including a popular Sunday dinner to satisfy any diner’s wants and needs.


If you’re looking for a fine-dining experience, the The Cedar Tree restaurant, located in the traditional country house of Farlam Hall, is a renowned destination. Michelin starred chef Hrishikesh Desai has recently joined Farlam Hall as Chef Patron. Speaking recently to the Discover Brampton team, Hrishikesh highlights his plans for the restaurant when it re-opens in April 2023 –  “Food is all about bringing people together to create great memories. The menus will have a very classical French base but then there will be a twist of my Indian heritage with a turn of Modern British & molecular gastronomy.”

This is just one route through the many opportunities in the area. If you’re exploring the incredible history and natural beauty of Brampton and the surrounding area, you need never be hungry on your visit! Enjoy the incredible food and drink in Brampton, and see how fabulous the local produce can be.

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