Here are some of Cumbria’s best foodie haunts to celebrate British Food fortnight, each using ingredients in their menus from the region and around Britain. As one of the UK’s most diverse counties for produce, Cumbria is the ‘place to be’ for those wanting to try the best of the British larder.
The Yan at Broadrayne, Grasmere
The Yan at Broadrayne is a contemporary bistro with beds a stone’s throw away from the village of Grasmere. It epitomises Cumbrian hospitality, offering guests a wholesome welcome and hearty food, making it the perfect place to enjoy British Food Fortnight.
The casual yet classy eatery serves seasonal dishes inspired by the farm’s rich history. The focal point of the menu is rustic Cumbrian classics along with nostalgic British favourites and beautiful sharing platters to ensure guests can revel together over the delicious produce!
From food to drink, The Yan always endeavours to use local producers with its meat, fish and dairy products all coming from small suppliers within Cumbria. Dishes on its menu also feature produce that comes from the working farm next door such as chicken and duck eggs as well as Broadrayne Herdwick lamb. Even The Yan’s coffee and beer come from just down the road using Red Bank Roasters, a Lake District coffee roasters, and Grasmere Brewery, a craft microbrewery, at Lake View Farm, Grasmere.
Dish highlights from The Yan include traditional Shepherd’s Pie made with slowly braised lamb and cheesy mash potato, cured ham, parsley garden peas (£14.95) and sharing plates of Thyme & garlic beef brisket, baked potatoes filled with garlic cheese, corn on the cob, vegetable coleslaw with a spicy Cajun sauce and chargrilled flatbread (£29.95).
The bistro serves breakfast until 11 am every day with the kitchen opening again at 3 pm until 9 pm.
For more information visit www.theyan.co.uk
Tel: 015394 35055