A historic Georgian Gem Town
Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 23 & 24 September 2017
Gateway to the Lake District Coast

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Cockermouth has a tasty selection of places to eat and drink. It’s a place that can cater for every appetite, and every craving.


If it’s just a drink you’re after, a pint of Jennings ale will always go down well – and it’s brewed in the heart of the town. It doesn’t get more local than that


From clothes and shoes, to homewares and gifts, butchers, bakers, supermarkets and hardware stores.


There’s history, literature, culture, shopping and more in Cockermouth. With family friendly places to visit, everything within an easy walk.

The very pretty Georgian town of Cockermouth is the gateway to the largely undiscovered Western Lake District. It’s a lovely place to stay and the added bonus is you can be on a lakeshore, at the beach or up a fell within 20 minutes’ drive – if you can tear yourself away from its wealth of attractions.

The locals describe the town as being like a department store thanks to its range of independent shops. Foodies love the butchers, bakers, fishmonger and deli, while those seeking something special for their homes are totally spoilt. Then there are the loveliest of clothes and shoe stores, where even the littlest shoppers are well catered for, and the quirkiest of hardware shops – one even has its own museum.

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10 Oct 2015
We're building up an newsletter that we can periodically send you to help keep you informed of the latest news and views in the world of Cockermouth...
15 Oct 2015
Cockermouth Country Market will be in the United Reformed Church, Main Street, 9am -12noon. The Market is open every Friday, from February until...
09 Dec 2015
Six bike racks have been installed on Main Street, outside Bryson’s bakery and The New Bookshop, as part of a parnership between Allerdale council...
28 Jan 2016
Stage Two will see the Tour of Britain return to Cumbria once again on Monday 5 September as the county emphatically declares itself 'open for...
11 May 2016
Sign up to our new newsletter and you will be in with a chance to win!  We will send out a bi-monthly if not monthly newsletter to bring you the...
11 May 2016
22 Reasons to visit Cockermouth - Described by locals as being ‘like a department store across a town’, the wealth of businesses and attractions in...
17 May 2016
One of the country’s most prestigious artists is heading to Cumbria for the first time in June, in a major coup for the county’s art lovers.   The...
24 May 2016
Visitors to the 2016 Taste Cumbria food festival in Cockermouth can enjoy an even more special dining experience this year, courtesy of Michelin-...
01 Jun 2016
Visitors to the 2016 Taste Cumbria food festival in Cockermouth can enjoy an even more special dining experience this year, courtesy of Michelin-...
01 Jul 2016
Get your glad rags on for a good cause and enjoy an exclusive evening at Wordworth House and Garden. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco in the garden,...
06 Jul 2016
There’s loads to see and do in Cockermouth this Summer. Find the parks and play areas for some free family fun, seek out the town’s history, or eat,...
13 Jul 2016
JENNINGS Brewery in Cockermouth will again welcome visitors next week after the damage caused by Storm Desmond was repaired.   The Castle Brewery was...
29 Jul 2016
Toy shop? Check. Lovely ladieswear? Oh yes. Shoes, lots of shoes? Step this way. Gorgeous gifts and homewares? There’s another tick in the box. Art?...
29 Jul 2016
History plays a big part in Cockermouth’s popularity – but it’s not what you’d expect. Quirky ironmonger JB Banks even has a museum tucked away at...
29 Jul 2016
If you want to be in the thick of things and walk to Cockermouth’s attractions, the Trout Hotel is perfectly placed. Or maybe venture a few minutes...
16 Aug 2016
The Lakes Distillery is  delighted to launch their  conference and private events offering to local businesses. Available now for exclusive hire, the...
07 Nov 2016
The locals of Cockermouth know that this is place where you can achieve your perfect Christmas – from the shopping, to the parties, to the chill-out...
09 Dec 2016
Land, Sea and Sky Paintings by: Amanda Watson 6 December - 14 January Amanda is a painter whose main inspiration can be found within the natural...
19 Jan 2017
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Cockermouth CA13 9LS
Phone: 01900 822634

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