Scalebeck Holiday Cottages

Food & Drink

Scalebeck Holiday Cottages

Lockdown ‘Pop Up’ Takeaways

During lockdown while hospitality is sadly still closed, some enterprising businesses are temporarily offering takeaways. All need to be ordered in advance and a collection time agreed.

  • The Butchers Arms, Crosby Ravensworth – lots of choices including pizzas, fish & chips, curries, stir fries… (Weds-Sun)
  • The White Horse, Kings Meaburn – pies are the speciality along with a range of other dishes (Fri, Sat)
  • The Stag Inn, Dufton –  range of pub classics (Tues, Fri, Sun)
  • The George and Dragon, Clifton – delicious meals to finish at home (Fri, Sat, Sun, order >2 days before)
  • Bistro 1863, Pooley Bridge – AA 2 rosette restaurant food to finish at home (order by Weds and collect on Fri)
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Great Local Produce

Check out this video showcasing some of the great local produce on offer in the Eden Valley. The Eden Valley is a great place to come on holiday if you love food!

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Farm Shops

The Eden Valley and Cumbria is foodie heaven with lots of delicious local produce available at farm shops or direct from the producer. Here are some of our favourites:

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Farmers Markets

We are often asked about local markets and there is one most weeks in a different town. Many are not just food but other locally made products too like crafts, photography, plants etc

Weekly Markets

  • Appleby – Saturdays (sadly quite small these days)
  • Kirkby Stephen – Mondays
  • Penrith – Tuesdays
  • Penrith Auction Mart J40 (Saturday Market and Car Boot Sale, 9:00-16:00
  • Keswick – Thursdays and Saturdays (08:00-16:30)

Monthly Markets

  • Alston Makers Market – 1st Saturday, 10:00-14:00
  • Orton Farmers’ Market – 2nd Saturday, 9:30-14:30
  • Brough Farmers’ Market – 3rd Saturday, 9:30-14:00
  • Penrith Farmers’ Market – 3rd Tuesday, 9:30-14:30
  • Stainton Farmers’ Market – 3rd Saturday, 9:30-12:30
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Pubs and Restaurants

We are very lucky to have lots of options to eat out, with award winning pubs and restaurants near by. We recommend phoning ahead to avoid disappointment.

Within walking distance (take a torch with you – though with a bright moon you won’t need it):

  • Three Greyhounds Inn (Great Asby, 1.5 miles, 30-45min walk):  a traditional pub with beer garden, hearty portions of home cooked food, also monthly quiz nights and bands
  • The New Inn (Hoff, 2.5 miles, ~60 min walk along the lane or slightly longer along the river): great for Sunday lunch
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Local Stores

Since Scalebeck is a little remote we thought it would help to give you a list of the names and addresses of some local (and not so local) shops for food and drink supplies.

Appleby-in-Westmorland (10-15 mins by car)

Please click on the button below for stores which are slightly further away.

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There are several options for takeaways in Appleby – they don’t deliver to us but you can phone in an order or get a drink in one of the pubs while waiting

  • Ashiana –  Indian Restaurant and Takeaway, CA16 6QH
  • China Moon – Chinese Take-Away, CA16 6QP
  • Riverside Fish and Chips – CA16 6XN
  • Pizza Roma – Take-away pizzas, burgers, kebabs, CA16 6XN
  • The Three Greyhounds in Great Asby – takeaway menu available when the pub is open, CA16 6EX (temporarily closed)
  • Shap Chippy CA10 3JS (2nd in the UK national fish and chip awards) – or from their van in Appleby (Fri) CA16 6HX
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Your Suggestions

We’d love to hear from you if have enjoyed fantastic food at a place we haven’t listed so we can pass on your recommendation to our new guests. Just let us know and we will add it to the list.

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The Guestbook

See what our customers say about us


Charming cottage with fantastic hosts! It is warm and cosy in the cottage and it is our home away from home. Owners are very accommodating and quick to respond. The place is very clean.

October 2020


Home away from home!! My little family and I (wife, toddler and small dog) were pleasantly surprised when we checked in. The pictures don’t do enough justice to the ambience to the place. It’s nice warm, cosy and clean. Especially after a day of exploring the nearby river and forces. Kay is very responsive and very helpful before and during our stay. She made us feel welcomed and gave us good recommendations for walks and restaurants to try out. Anything that you will need to cook is available. Please note though that there is no salt/ pepper/ sugar/ tea/coffee due to the Covid-19 but has all the crockery if you bring your own. We will definitely be back and with proper rain gear and boots next time.

Carissa, The Woodland Cottage

Beautiful cosy spotless little gem in a gorgeous location!

October 2020

Julie, The Meadow Cottage

Cosy, clean and quiet A great place to stay, slightly off the beaten track but still well connected to fabulous walks and local towns

October 2020

Anthony, The Garden Cottage
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