The Old Ulverston Tea Rooms in Lower Brook Street is open every Sunday for English breakfast and full Sunday lunch.
Can’t find your way around town? Collect a free Ulverston town centre map from the library (corner of Victoria Rd & A590, next to the main bus stops).
The Orangery Cafe at St Mary’s Hospice is a lovely place to relax with some tasty food. Delicious fruit scones with jam and clotted cream!
The Hoad monument is open on Sundays & Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of October whenever the flag on the hill is flying.
The new Barn Cafe at Swarthmoor Hall is open 7 days a week, with food from Fat Flour Bakery and Jumping Jenny.
Laurel & Hardy Museum Summer opening times 1 Apr to 1 Oct – 7 days a week from 10:00 to 17:00 (last entry 16:30). Call 01229 582292 for Winter opening times.
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Eating Out

The Orangery Cafe at St Mary’s Hospice

Cafes, Bars and Restaurants

You’re spoilt for choice when choosing where to eat in Ulverston. The town centre seems to have a cafe on every street, similarly for pubs, and there’s a good range of restaurants serving many styles of cuisine. Some specialise in using fresh local produce, such as Lakeland lamb, potted shrimps, Holker venison, Waberthwaite air-dried ham, and huge Cumberland sausages. The list of local favourites stretches on to include the world-famous Cartmel sticky toffee pudding, damson beers and preserves from the Lyth valley, beer from the Ulverston Brewing Company, and Lakeland Willow Water. Several establishments, notably The Bay Horse at Canal Foot and The General Burgoyne in Urswick village, are national award winners for restaurant food and hospitality.

We’ve listed a selection of places in Ulverston where you can eat-in. We have identified the main style of food served at each place, but other options may also be available. Note that Gillam’s Tearoom and the World Peace Cafe are entirely vegetarian, and we highly recommend them both. Our unofficial “quirkiest eating place” award goes to The Fourpence Cafe in King Street, and the most family-friendly cafe is the Coach House at Ford Park (hard to beat when it’s right beside a great play area and a fascinating kitchen garden where you can see some of your food being grown).