A thimble full of diamonds
Food is a major attraction with Simon Rogan’s L’enclume restaurant holding two Michelin stars and Rogan & Co, a more laid back neighbourhood eaterie but there are also good quality inns and teashops to explore.
A note for your diary - there’s a food market in the village on October 19.
Several of the area’s top food producers and retailers are based in Unsworth’s Yard, founded by Peter and David Unsworth. It houses a brewery of the same name.
Comedian and actor Steve Coogan and radio presenter Chris Evans have both heaped praise on the old Lancashire village of Cartmel with Evans describing it on air as a ‘thimble full of diamonds’.
Its reputation has spread across the Atlantic with the New York Times naming it as one of 52 places to visit around the world.
There is inevitably some debate over who invented sticky toffee pudding and where it first saw the light of custard. We are happy to quote chef Jean Christophe Novelli’s verdict on the pud from The Village Shop in Cartmel as ‘the best in the world.’