Central government's new "eat out to help out" scheme has come into practise today (August 3), and will run until the end of the month (August 31).

The scheme is an incentive, hoped to encourage people to "eat out," in return for a discount of up to 50 percent, up to the value of £10 per person in any participating establishment.

It's been a tough time for the hospitality trade, having been closed for much of the summer, with many now trying to reopen in difficult and uncertain times.

Businesses are having to deal with both a difficult economic climate and public health concerns, as officials remind people that the virus is still very much present.

With that in mind, it's important to note that many places will require people to pre-book and differing restrictions may apply.

More than 500 of the county's restaurants, cafes and takeaways are currently enrolled in the scheme and included in the list below. The list was compiled by Cumbria Tourism and features on their Visit the Lake District website.

Lake District

Ambleside and Rydal

  • Ambleside Fish & Chips
  • Ambleside Manor
  • Ambleside Taven
  • Apple Pie Eating House & Bakery, Ambleside
  • Bar Es, Ambleside
  • Costa Coffee Ambleside
  • Dodd's Restaurant, Ambleside
  • Esquires Coffee House, Ambleside
  • Fellinis, Ambleside
  • Gandhi's Cafe, Ambleside
  • Jintana Thai Restaurant, Ambleside
  • Langdale Chase, Ambleside
  • Low Wood Bay, Ambleside
  • Lucy's on a Plate, Ambleside
  • Luigis, Ambleside
  • Misto, Ambleside
  • Pier Cafe, Ambleside
  • Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside
  • Rydal Mount & Gardens Tea Room, Rydal
  • Stiles, Ambleside
  • The Ambleside Inn, Ambleside
  • The Flying Fleece, Ambleside
  • The Priest Hole, Ambleside
  • Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside
  • Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Bassenthwaite and Braithwaite

  • Ivy House, Braithwaite
  • Middle Ruddings Country Inn, Braithwaite
  • Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite
  • Ravenstone Manor, Bassenthwaite
  • Ravenstone Lodge, Bassenthaite
  • Siskins Cafe, Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Braithwaite
  • The Coledale Inn, Braithwaite
  • The Pheasant, Bassenthwaite Lake
  • The Bistro at the Distillery, Setmurthy




  • Emma's Dell, Grasmere
  • Goody Blakes Restaurant, Grasmere
  • Lewis's, Grasmere
  • Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere
  • Victorian House Hotel, Grasmere
  • The Inn at Grasmere
  • The Good Sport, Grasmere
  • The Swan, Grasmere
  • The Yan At Broadrayne, Grasmere
  • Thorney How, Grasmere
  • Tweedies Bar & Lodge, Grasmere


Ings and Staveley

Kendal area

  • Alexanders Pub, Castle Green, Kendal
  • Babaganoush Veggie Cafe, Kendal
  • Babaganoush Soup Kitchen, Kendal
  • Booths, Kendal
  • Cafe Ambio at Junction 36, Crooklands
  • Carus Green Golf Club, Kendal
  • Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
  • Charlies Cafe Bar, Kendal
  • Comida Food, Kendal
  • Fish Express, Kendal
  • Hansens Ice Cream Parlour, Natland
  • Jintana Thai Restaurant, Kendal
  • Joey's Cafe, Kendal
  • Kendal Golf Club
  • McDonalds Restaurant, Kendal
  • Mumbai Restaurant, Kendal
  • Finkles Restaurant, Kendal
  • Nina's Coffee Shop, Kendal
  • Pedro's Casa, Kendal
  • Riverside Hotel, Kendal
  • Shakespeare Inn, Kendal
  • Stonecross Manor Hotel
  • The Bristly Hog, Kendal
  • The Gateway Inn, Kendal
  • The Station Inn, Oxenholme
  • The Sunn Inn, Crook
  • The Union Jack Cafe
  • The Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer
  • Waterside Cafe, Kendal
  • 19 The Wine Bar
  • 2Sisters at Kendal
  • 2Sisters at Plumgarth


  • Asaya Thai Restaurant, Keswick
  • Bar Es, Keswick
  • Booths, Keswick
  • Borrowdale Hotel, Keswick
  • Borrowdale Gates Hotel, Borrowdale
  • Casa Bella Restaurant, Keswick
  • Costa Coffee, Keswick
  • Derwentwater Independent Hostel, Borrowdale
  • Inn on the Square, Keswick
  • Overwater Hall, Ireby
  • Jasper's Coffee House, Keswick
  • John Brysons, Keswick
  • Kinds Arms Hotel, Keswick
  • LB's Pizzeria, Keswick
  • Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, Keswick
  • Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant, Keswick
  • Morrel's Restaurant, Keswick
  • Rivendell Guest House, Keswick
  • Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick
  • Star of Siam Thai Restaurant, Keswick
  • The Chalet Tearooms, Portinscale
  • The George Hotel, Keswick
  • The Honey Pot of Keswick
  • The Horse and Farrier Inn, Threlkeld
  • The Royal Oak, Keswick
  • The Round, Keswick
  • The Square Orange Cafe Bar, Keswick
  • The Swinside Inn, Newlands Valley
  • The Wainwright, Keswick
  • Wild Strawberry, Keswick


Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere

  • Belsfield Restaurant & Brasserie
  • Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Boatman’s Cafe, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Boaters, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Boardwalk Bar & Grill
  • Booths
  • Bowness Pier Lewis's Coffee Shop
  • Briery Wood Country House Hotel, Windermere
  • Brockhole Café, Windermere
  • Brown Sugar, Windermere
  • Brysons Bakery, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Caffe Riva, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Cedar Manor, Windermere
  • Costa Coffee, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere
  • Cuckoo Brow Inn, Far Sawrey
  • Doctor Brews, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • First Floor Cafe, Windermere
  • Gilpin Spice, Windermere
  • Golden Fortune, Windermere
  • Hillthwaite House Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Hooked, Windermere
  • Hrishi Restaurant, Windermere
  • Jintana Thai Restaurant, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • KD's Cafe, Windermere
  • Langdale Chase, Windermere
  • La Trattoria, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Lindeth Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Lindeth Howe Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Mela Spice Fusion, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Merewood Country House Hotel
  • Mio Mondo, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Porto Restaurant, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Queens Head Hotel, Troutbeck
  • Spice Cafe & Bistro in Windermere
  • Stags Head Hotel, Boweness-on-Windermere
  • Storrs Hall, Storrs
  • Sugar & Spice Cafe & Bistro, Windermere
  • The Angel Inn, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Arts Bar, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Bluebird Cafe on the Bay, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Brookside Inn
  • The Brown Horse Inn, Winster
  • The Burnside Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Flying Pig Pub, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Gaddum Restaurant, Windermere
  • The Lamplighter Dining Rooms, Windermere
  • The Magic Roundabout, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Old Pump House Cafe, Boweness-on-Windermere
  • The Pig, Windermere
  • The Sun Inn, Troutbeck Bridge
  • The Village Bar & Grill, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Westmorland Inn, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Urban Food House, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Windermere Jetty Museum, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Windermere Manor, Windermere
  • Windermere Park, Windermere

Ullswater area

Eden Valley and North Pennines

Alston and Nenthead


Kirkby Stephen area

  • Brough Castle Ice cream Parlour and Tearoom, Brough
  • The White Hare Cafe, Kirkby Stephen
  • The Mulberry Bush, Kirkby Stephen
  • The Pennine Boutique Hotel, Kirkby Stephen
  • Costa Coffee, Kirkby Stephen
  • Mini Eden, Kirkby Stephen
  • Church Gallery, Kirkby Stephen
  • The Black Bull at Nateby
  • The Bay Horse Winton
  • The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale
  • The Fat Lamb Hotel, Ravenstonedale
  • The White Hare Cafe, Kirkby Stephen


  • Askham Hall - Kitchen Garden Cafe, Askham
  • Booths, Penrith
  • Cafe 4Eden, Penrith
  • Cafe Oswalds, Penrith
  • Costa Coffee, Penrith
  • Chapter 12 Coffee Rooms, Penrith
  • Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge
  • Daffodils Coffee House, Penrith, Penrith
  • Eden Gallery Tea Rooms, Penrith
  • Foundry 34, Penrith
  • Four and Twenty, Penrith
  • FYR, North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Penrith
  • George and Dragon, Clifton
  • George Hotel, Penrith
  • La Casita Limited, Penrith
  • Lowther Castle, Penrith
  • McDonald's Restaurants, Penrith
  • Roundthorn Country House, Penrith
  • Salsa Mexican Bistro, Penrith
  • Simple Goodness Vegetarian Bistro, Penrith
  • Station Hotel, Penrith
  • The Beehive Inn, Eamont Bridge
  • The Brantwood Hotel, Stainton
  • The Cross Keys Inn, Carelton
  • The Dockray Hall, Penrith
  • The Herwick Inn, Penruddock
  • The Highland Drove Inn, Penrith
  • The House at Temple Sowerby
  • The Kings Arms, Stainton
  • The Kings Arms Hotel, Temple Sowerby
  • The Lake House Bar & Restaurant, Newbiggin
  • The Lemon Tree, Penrith
  • The Lounge Hotel and Bar, Penrith
  • The Narrowbar Café, Penrith
  • The Rooster Grill, Penrith
  • The Strickland Arms, Great Strickland
  • The Sun Inn, Newton Reigny
  • Upfront Coffee Shop, Unthank
  • Villa Bianca, Penrith
  • Woodstone Dining, Penrith


Western Lakes and coast



Cockermouth area

  • Aspava Restaurant, Cockermouth
  • Beatfords Tearooms, Cockermouth
  • Bitter End, Cockermouth
  • Blocks Steakhouse, Cockermouth
  • Broughton Craggs Hotel, Great Broughton
  • Cockermouth Golf Club, Embleton
  • Embleton Spa Hotel, Embleton
  • Fredericks Restaurant, Cockermouth
  • Honest Lawyer Restaurant, Cockermouth
  • Hundith Hill Hotel Limited, Lorton Vale
  • Old Posting House, Deanscales
  • The Belle Vue, Papcastle
  • The Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater
  • The Royal Yew, Dean
  • The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth
  • Wellington Farm Cafe & Tearooms, Cockermouth
  • Wheatsheaf Inn, Low Lorton








St Bees


  • Costa Coffee, Whitehaven
  • Cross's Coffee Shop, Whitehaven
  • Gaiety Cinema, Whitehaven
  • La Venue, Whitehaven
  • McDonald's Restaurant, Whitehaven
  • Number 11 Market Place, Whitehaven
  • Opera Bingo, Whitehaven
  • Summergrove Halls, Whitehaven
  • Taste at Market Place, Whitehaven
  • The Globe, Hesingham
  • The Rooftop Cafe, Dixons Department Store, Whitehaven
  • The Sunnyhill Pub, Whitehaven
  • The Vagabond, Whitehaven
  • The Yellow Earl, Whitehaven
  • Whitehaven Golf Club
  • Zest, Whitehaven


  • Carnegie Cafe, Workington
  • Caspian Flame Grill Restaurant, Workington
  • Costa Coffee Dunmail park, Workington
  • Costa Coffee Workington
  • KFC, Workington
  • McDonald's Restaurant, Workington
  • Opera Bingo, Workington
  • Plaza Cinemas, Workington
  • Royal George, Workington
  • The Briery Hotel & Restaurant, Workington
  • The Terrace Cafe, Dunmail Park, Workington
  • Tognarelli's, Workington
  • Washington Central Hotel, Workington
  • Waverley Hotel, Workington
  • Hunday Manor Hotel, Winscales
  • Oily's Limited, Winscales
  • The Galloping Horse Inn Limited, Harrington
  • The Melbreak Hotel, Great Clifton
  • The Old Ginn House Inn, Great Clifton
  • The Wild Duck, Branthwaite

Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall




  • 1878 Coffee Lounge, Carlisle
  • Alexandros Greek Deli, Carlisle
  • Alexandros Greek Restaurant, Carlisle
  • Amato's, Carlisle
  • Artwork, Carlisle
  • Bartons Yard, Carlisle
  • Cafe Central, Carlisle
  • Cakes and Ale, Carlisle
  • Carlisle Cathedral Cafe, Carlisle
  • Carlisle Golf Club, Aglionby
  • Casa Romana, Carlisle
  • Celebrations Cafe Bar, Carlisle
  • Claire’s Kitchen, Carlisle
  • Coco Mill, Carlisle
  • County Hotel, Carlisle
  • Cumbria Park Hotel, Carlisle
  • Davids Restaurant limited, Carlisle
  • Francos Italian Restaurant, Carlisle
  • House of Vodka Bar and Kitchen, Carlisle
  • I Love Cafe, Carlisle
  • John Watt & Son, Carlisle
  • John Watt at Cumbria Museum of Military Life, Carlisle
  • John Watt at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
  • John Watt Espresso Bar and Roastery, Carlisle
  • KFC, Carlisle
  • Linton Tweeds Bobbin Coffee Shop, Carlisle
  • Masala Bazaar, Carlisle
  • McDonald's Restaurants, Carlisle
  • Morton Manor Community Centre, Carlisle
  • Muffin break Carlisle, Carlisle
  • no 15 coffee shop, Carlisle
  • No 38 Bistro & Bar, Carlisle
  • Opera Bingo, Carlisle
  • Penny Farthing Coffee House, Carlisle
  • Penny Blue, Carlisle
  • Ristorante Adriano, Carlisle
  • Sannas Ristorante Italiano, Carlisle
  • Spider and Fly, Carlisle
  • The 19th Hole Stoneyholme, Carlisle
  • The Auctioneer, Carlisle
  • The Chimes Cafe, Carlisle
  • The Corner House, Carlisle
  • The Crown Inn, Stanwix, Carlisle
  • The Fryery, Carlisle
  • The Howard Arms, Carlisle
  • The Joiners Arms, Carlisle
  • The Last Zebra, Carlisle
  • The Milbourne Arms, Carlisle
  • The Old Engine House, Carlisle
  • The Prince & Bear, Carlisle
  • The Redfern Inn, Carlisle
  • The Royal Scot, Carlisle
  • The Royal Scot, Morton
  • The Topiary Coffee Shop, Houghton Hall garden Centre, Carlisle
  • The Viceroy, Carlisle
  • Thin White Duke, Carlisle
  • Tullie House Cafe, Carlisle
  • Whytes Cafe Bar, Carlisle

Castle Carrock




Great Corby






Morecambe Bay

Arnside, Silverdale and Sandside




Grange over Sands




Near the Dales


Kirkby Lonsdale


Important points to note about the "eat out to help out" scheme:

More eateries may be added, so for more information and to keep up to date with the latest participating restaurants and cafes, click here.

Cumbria Tourism say if you are a business that has registered for the scheme and would like to be added onto the list, then you can email: [email protected]