The food really is excellent, as the hotel’s many regular guests, resident and non-resident, will affirm, and this excellence was recognised nationally by VisitEngland in 2013.
We are open daily for Morning Coffee; Afternoon Tea is served on Saturdays and Sundays, and dinner is served five nights a week from 6.30pm, with last orders taken by 8.15pm. If a date shows as being available to book on our website calendar, you can be sure that the restaurant will also be open!
You are welcome to call in any time for coffee but we would ask that you book for all other occasions. Thank you.
Your hosts ask that a smart-casual dress code be followed in the evening, which they hope will enhance the enjoyment of your meal.
Our Afternoon Tea is always a hit. Who could resist tucking into these fabulous treats by our roaring fire after a long walk in the lakes?
Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, cream cakes, tray bakes and shortcake biscuits…all homemade… at £22.50 per person.
Afternoon Tea is served on Saturdays and Sundays only. Prior booking is essential.
In today’s world of mass produced, packaged foods, it remains a pleasure to me, even after 28 years in the kitchen here at Overwater, to produce freshly cooked food for you. This does sometimes cause some logistical problems: there may be a delay in cooking your chosen dishes – especially on busy nights – and we do, from time to time, run short of ingredients. When this happens, I apologise, but please bear with us.
Our Cumbrian suppliers include – Richard Harrison of Wigton for his own farm-reared Beef, Pork and Lamb. Fyne Fish of Cockermouth for fresh Solway fish, Langoustine and Lobsters. Lakes Speciality Foods of Staveley for Sausage, Bacon and Poultry. Sandyriggs Nursery of Wigton for all our lovely seasonal soft fruits: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrants, Damsons, Elderberries (PYO!!). Caterite of Embleton for the rest of our fruit and vegetables. Thornby Moor Dairy for Cheese. Darkhouse Coffee Roasters of Keswick for fairly traded Coffee. Roland Watson and Son of Aspatria for our delicious and genuinely free range eggs.
Enjoy your meal – and if there is anything you think we can add to improve your evening, please do ask!