Lingholm Kitchen

The newly opened Lingholm Kitchen in the Lake District is launching a group package to see its new Victorian walled garden this summer. 

The package includes a visit to the new garden, plus refreshments for parties of up to 25 people.

There is also free parking for mini coaches, and a complimentary lunch for the coach driver.

What’s new?

Since 2015, Lingholm Kitchen has undergone a £1-million investment to create a café, artisan bakery and shop. A greenhouse is used as an annex to the café and is available for visiting groups to dine in.

Lingholm Kitchen serves a range of locally sourced foods, home baked cakes, coffee and a range of teas. The artisan bakery supplies a range of artisan breads and bakes, too.

These new buildings come in addition to the Victorian octagonal walled garden that boasts views across to Skiddaw – the sixth highest mountain in England.

Built mainly from reclaimed materials in a Victorian style, the new garden is built on the exact spot of the old kitchen gardens that Beatrix Potter is said to have credited as the inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

It’s also reported that the famous author spent ten summers on the Lingholm Estate and wrote Squirrel Nutkin and the first manuscript of The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle there.

The new garden has been built with over 75,000 red bricks and capped with local sandstone. It has herbaceous borders surrounding a central area for vegetable production – the produce of which is served fresh daily in the cafe.

The work at Lingholm also coincided with the creation of Derwentwater’s first new landing stage in more than 50 years, which is now hosting scheduled boat services across the lake to Keswick.

For further information, or to make a group booking, visit