The Lake District Guide
Welcome to your guide to vegetarian hotels & accommodation in the Lake District
The two finest vegetarian establishments in the Lakes, in our opinion, are:
Lancrigg, a hotel near Grasmere where you can get superb vegetarian food and enjoy a night in a beautiful, quiet room, waking up to the birdsong and a view of the mountains which is pretty astounding!
Yewdale, a vegetarian house near Coniston/Hawkshead, with superb facilities and a wonderful ethos.
Details of both these properties are given below.
There are other hotels which offer vegetarian menus, and of course some hotels who seek to cash in on the vegetarian market by proclaiming themselves "Vegetarian friendly". Whether this is acceptable to you or not is of course a personal choice. There are no doubt many hotels and guest houses where you could stay if you just avoid the non-vegetarian food - but what we're trying to include here are establishments that put meaning into the term "vegetarian accommodation." We'd be really grateful for any feedback you can provide on these or other establishments. Meanwhile, we offer these accommodation options for you to consider.
Vegetarian / Vegan / Vegetarian-friendly accommodation in the South Lakes
Kendal - Prizet Stables Exclusively vegan
An exclusively vegan
operation, both attractive and appealing in facilities and location.
Prizet Stables is the new base for the successful Vegan B&B run by Sylvia
and Chris at Fox Hall in Sedgwick for many years. Prizet stables is 2
miles nearer to Kendal, so a little nearer town, but the reliable
accommodation, excellent service and high quality, delicious food remains
the same. Vegans and vegetarians from all over the world will be delighted
that what they know and love continues at a new address. We've had many
returning guests email us with accounts of the wonderful hospitality and
ethos of the house.
Hawkshead, near Ambleside - Yewfield Vegetarian Guest House
A beautiful location,
ideally situated for walking and exploring the local area. Set in 30 acres
of organically managed grounds.
Vegetarian / Vegan / Vegetarian-friendly accommodation in the Central Lakes
Grasmere - Lancrigg Vegetarian Hotel Exclusively vegetarian
A delightful place to stay, summer or winter. I've been a couple of times,
and I think the charming location, which is extremely peaceful and quiet,
is one of its most important features - along with the sumptuous
vegetarian food, which at its best surpasses anything you'll find
elsewhere. The rooms and beds are variable in the level of luxury but
there are some rooms with king sized beds and private spas, and everywhere
is comfortable. The downstairs guest rooms, especially
the lounge for sitting, tea and post-dinner drinks or games, are just
Vegetarian / Vegan / Vegetarian-friendly accommodation in the Western Lake District
Cockermouth - Lakeland Living Bed and Breakfast Exclusively vegetarian/vegan
Run by the local contact for the vegetarian
society, this is a warm and welcoming place.
Vegetarian / Vegan / Vegetarian-friendly accommodation in the North Lakes
Keswick - Anworth House Exclusively vegetarian
Vegetarian Bed & Breakfast, with evening meal on request.
Keswick - Bridgedale Guest House
Vegan meals on request. An
economical and homely option.
Keswick - Charnwood Guest House
Can provide vegan meals with
Keswick - Claremont House
A gorgeous place, at least
if their website is anything to go by! I'd certainly be interested to know
if you see any red squirrels in the garden. Vegan and vegetarian meals -
but tell them your requirements when you book your stay. Claremont House, Chestnut Hill, Keswick CA12 4LT
Keswick - Hazel Bank
Hazel Bank stands amidst
four-acre gardens in Central Lakeland. Sumptuous bedrooms are fully
en-suite with stunning views. It isn't exclusively vegetarian, but it will
cater for vegan or vegetarian meals with advance notice. The proprietors
have a lot of accolades and awards for their cooking, so you might want to
Keswick - Hazelmere
A traditional Lake district guest house,
conveniently situated in Keswick, with mountain views from all rooms.
Again, not exclusively vegetarian, but making a stout effort to
accommodate your requirements.
Keswick - Hedgehog Hill
Hedgehog Hill is a friendly, 4 star,
family run guest house. It is situated in a quiet location five
minutes' walk from Keswick town centre and is ideally located for
the lake, the theatre and the fells.
The attractive Victorian slate Lake District house has stunning views from most rooms and a light, airy breakfast
room in which you can enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast of your
choice. Vegetarian options are available and the owners will
happily cater for special diets with prior notice.
The view from Hedgehog Hill Guest House:
Keswick - Honister House
Catering for vegetarians, with
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