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Cumbrian Ales

Cumbrian Ales

This is the brewery which produces Loweswater Gold, Champion Golden Ale of Britain at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival 2011 and once described by a travel writer on The Guardian newspaper as ‘the best beer in the universe’. You can buy the beer and others from Cumbrian Ales like Esthwaite Bitter, Langdale and Buttermere Beauty online. When things are back to normal, head for the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater, in the same ownership. www.cumbrianales.com

Heaton Cooper Studio

Heaton Cooper Studio

Fine art supplies, art books and fine art prints are available online from this studio in Grasmere where four generations of a renowned family of artists - the Heaton Coopers - are represented. Art supplies include paints, pastels, paper, pigments, powders, pens, pencils and brushes while there are postcards, and prints of work by William Heaton Cooper, Alfred Heaton Cooper, Julian Cooper, Linda Cooper and Ophelia Gordon Bell. www.heatoncooper.co.uk

Yew Tree Barn

Yew Tree Barn

One of the best known architectural antiques and reclamation places in Cumbria, the huge 19th century, Westmorland barn also stocks homeware, stationary, gifts, books and food and drink. The excellent website includes fireplaces, furniture, floorboards, lighting, ironmongery, radiators, bathroom and sanitaryware, doors, reclaimed building materials, windows and glass, urns, planters, troughs, statuary, fountains and water features. www.yewtreebarn.co.uk

Lakeland Artisan

Lakeland Artisan

Over the years almost 40 Great Taste Awards have come the way of Geoff Monkman’s business for jams, marmalades, pickles, mustards, drinks and sauces. Damson and Gin Jam, Orange Marmalade with Ginger, Lakeland Elderflower and Rose Gin Liqueur, and Spicy Mango Chutney are just four products in the range. Lakeland Artisan embraces Cumbrian Delights, Mawson’s Original Drinks, Lakeland Hampers (www.lakelandhampers.co.uk) and Lakeland Liqueurs. www.lakelandartisan.co.uk

Simon Rogan's Shop

Simon Rogan's Shop

Simon Rogan has been a familiar name in Cartmel since he opened L’Enclume in 2002 (two Michelin stars) and then later Rogan & Co (one Michelin star). His shop is currently closed but go online and you can buy gift vouchers for different dining/staying experiences, his first cookbook, Rogan: The Cookbook, hampers, L’Enclume aprons and oven gloves, toiletries, wine, beer and artisan cheeses. www.simonrogan.co.uk/shop

Laura's Loom

Laura's Loom

Soft, sumptuous and sustainable are the defining characteristics of Laura Rosenzweig’s lovely own-designed range of scarves, throws and comforting blankets and she’s offering 20% off on almost everything as ‘a thank you for supporting my small business at this time’. Laura’s online shop remains open but deliveries may be delayed. Her work is inspired by the natural tapestry of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria’s Yorkshire Dales. www.laurasloom.co.uk

Cranstons

Cranstons

Beef, lamb, pork and chicken are among the foods being sold online at the moment by Cranstons, the family butchers which received a special award at the 2019 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards for its Outstanding Contribution to Cumbria Food and Drink. Bacon, gammon and black pudding, Cumberland and speciality sausages, cooked meats and pies, burgers, Cumbrian meat boxes and gift hampers are available as well. Car park collection service available at Penrith, Brampton and Orton Grange (near Carlisle) stores. Also nationwide delivery. www.cranstons.net

Grasmere Gingerbread

Grasmere Gingerbread

Winners of the Makers and Producers Award at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019, its gingerbread is a cross between a biscuit and a cake, pale and crumbly in appearance but chewy on the inside. ‘We’re running a mail order service for Grasmere Gingerbread® and other products from our online shop. Orders will be despatched Monday to Thursday on a first come, first served basis,’ says the family firm. www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk

Hawkshead Relish

Hawkshead Relish

Makers of more than 120 different jams, chutneys, pickles, mustards, salsas, sauces, savoury jellies, curds and marmalades which between them have won over 60 Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food. Hawkshead Relish’s Black Garlic Ketchup was named Best Condiment/Marinade at the 2018 World Food Innovation Awards. The products are ‘made without any artificial flavouring, colouring or additives’. www.hawksheadrelish.com

Kin Vodka

Kin Vodka

‘Smooth blended vodka with rich caramel tones and a subtle kick,’ is how Judith Wren describes her drink, a variation of which she first tasted while on skiing holidays in France. Over time Judith created her own recipe, tried it on family and friends - kith and kin - and then started making the vodka in small batches. Kin Vodka was judged Best Rural Drinks Business at the Rural Business Awards North in 2018. Free delivery. www.kinvodka.co.uk

Claire's Handmade

Claire's Handmade

Winner of numerous Great Taste Awards, this is a long established Cumbrian producer of preserves, chutneys, relishes and other condiments. ‘Our efficient mail order service is in full swing as our customers stay indoors and stock up on pantry essentials such as Red Onion Marmalade and delicious treats such as Strawberry Extra Jam. Every purchase is truly appreciated,’ says the family business. www.claireshandmade.com

Castlegate House Gallery

Castlegate House Gallery

Paintings by Norman Cornish, Sheila Fell, Michael Bennett, John Bellany, Helen Tabor, William Reinsch, Ceri Allen (pic), Louis Appleby, John Bratby and Mary Fedden are just some of the works available online from this well known Cockermouth art gallery. 25% of all sales, until May 21, is being donated to the Rainbow Trust. The Arts Council of England's Own Art scheme can help with purchases up to £2,500. www.castlegatehouse.co.uk

The Wool Clip

The Wool Clip

This Cumbrian co-operative has built a simple online shop, featuring many of its exclusive local and dyed fibres and yarns, plus a range of popular kits to keep people occupied during this time of confinement. ‘We're also including gifts which can be posted to you, or direct to your friends and relations. If there's anything you can't see online, then please do ask or call the ‘real’ shop on 016974 78707 between 1pm and 3pm on any Thursday. We probably have what you’re looking for,’ says The Wool Clip. www.sites.google.com/view/thewoolcliponline

Windermere Brewing Company

Windermere Brewing Company

Located at the Watermill Inn at Ings near Windermere, which itself has been Own-Brew Pub of the Year (twice) and UK Beer Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide, the brewery produces a range of about a dozen ales including Bad Dog, Isle of Dogs, Golden Retriever, A Winters Tail, Collie Wobbles and Dog’th Vader. A canine theme is pretty evident in the names and certainly fits the dog-friendly nature of the pub. www.lakelandpub.co.uk/windermere-brewery/buy-our-beers

Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding

Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding - among ‘six of the best’ sticky toffee puddings, said The Daily Telegraph in February - is probably the best known of its range of puddings but sticky ginger, sticky chocolate, sticky banana, sticky figgy and Christmas puddings are all part of the family as well. As is sticky toffee apple crumble. This year is the 30th anniversary of this well known food name. www.cartmelvillageshop.co.uk/online-shop

The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery

Opened in 2014, this was Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year 2019 at Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky Awards. Whisky, gin, vodka, liqueurs and gifts are sold online, including The Lakes Single Malt Whiskymaker’s Reserve, The One Signature Blend, Steel Bonnets blended malt, The Lakes Gin and The Lakes Vodka. When things are back to normal, visit the distillery which is located near Bassenthwaite Lake. www.lakesdistillery.com

More food producers/shops

More food producers/shops

Sillfield Farm (pork, beef, lamb, mutton, wild boar, sausages, bacon), Airey’s Farm Shop (Herdwick lamb, beef, chicken and more), Hallsford Farm (Shorthorn beef, rare breed lamb, rare breed pork), Yew Tree Farm Heritage Meats (Herdwick hogget and mutton, Belted Galloway beef), Simple Farming (traditionally reared meat), The Tailored Goat Company, Deer & Dexter (venison and Dexter beef), Shaw Meats (cured meats, game), Dales Traditional Butchers, Stonehouse Smokery (artisan smokers, curers and roasters), The Pie Mill (‘traditional Cumbrian handmade pies’), Furness Fish, Poultry and Game, Lake District Lobster and Seafood Co (fresh, frozen and smoked fish, marinades, sauces, stocks etc), Cartmel Cheeses, The Cheese Deli, Thornby Moor Dairy (cheese), Appleby Creamery (cheese), Mr Vikkis (jams, pickles, sauces, chutneys, mustards etc), Farradays Tasty (chutneys, relishes, jam, crisps and more), Cartmell Farm Foods (damson ketchup), Cumberland Mustard, The Watermill (organic and biodynamic flours, organic oats, grains, brans, flakes, muesli and more), Country Fare (cakes), Huttons Chocolates, The Chocolate Cottage of Grasmere, Saunders Chocolates, Friars Chocolates, The Toffee Shop, Kennedys Fine Chocolates, Nook Farm Honey, Lakeland Mues (toasted muesli), A Day’s Walk (online shopping and home delivery service - for most of south Lakeland - of Cumbrian food and drink), Butler’s Larder (Lancashire based but food and drink from Cumbrian producers like Lakeland Mues, Hawkshead Relish, Bruce and Luke’s Coffee, Y-tea of the Lake District, Mawson’s drinks and Silver & Green sold).

More drink producers/shops

More drink producers/shops

Red Bank Coffee Roasters, Penningtons Tea and Coffee, Bruce and Luke’s Coffee, Rinaldo’s Speciality Coffee and Tea, Y-tea of the Lake District, coffee, tea and hot chocolate from Carvetii Coffee Roasters, Farrer’s Tea and Coffee Merchants, English Lakes Tea and Coffee Company, Chestnut House (real ale, spirits and more), Fell Brewery, The Beer Haul at the Drover’s Rest (online beer sales), Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, Bowness Bay Brewing, Keswick Brewing Company, Dent Brewery, Eden River Brew Co, The Porterage Co (wine, spirits, port, beer, cider, hampers etc), Beer Ambleside / Beer Cockermouth, gin from Shed 1 Distillery, Kindred Spirits (craft spirits and hampers), liqueurs, gin and vodka from Penningtons Spirits and Liqueurs, House of Malt, Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores.

More fashion and clothing

More fashion and clothing

Horsley Couture (‘a celebration of tweed in all its many and various guises’), Oubas Knitwear, Ghyll & Crag (hand-knitted hats with pompoms of Herdwick wool), Superlove (clothing and sleeping bags for babies, toddlers and young children, made from superfine Merino wool), Look & Cover (monogrammed women's and children’s sleepwear, personalised wedding gifts and more), Linton Tweeds (fabric), Daniella Draper jewellery, Banks Lyon (jewellery and watches), Tilly Mint Silver (Etsy), Jopsons Jewellers, Chapman Bags (bags, holdalls, briefcases, satchels, handbags, totes and more), Millican daypacks, shoulder bags, overnight bags and camera bags, CHO (fashion and lifestyle), Crofton & Hall (British fashion and accessories), Jules B (menswear and womenswear), Two by Two womenswear, Little Brogues (‘shoes for first walkers to early teens’), Lakeland Leather (men’s and women’s clothing, bags, footwear, accessories), Working Class Heroes (streetwear), Alexandra’s of Keswick (womenswear), Abrahams Store (womenswear, menswear, accessories, jewellery), The Alpaca Clothing Co (womenswear, menswear, gifts), Struts (fancy dress), Chivers Sports (running shoes, clothing and accessories), Ascendancy Apparel, Rathbones of Keswick (outdoor clothing and equipment), FW Tyson (country and mountain footwear), Keswick Boot Company, Pete Bland Sports (running footwear and clothing), Needle Sports, Gaynor Sports, Cunningham’s Outdoor, Palace Cycles, Arragon’s Cycle Centre for bikes, helmets, clothing and accessories, Wheelbase (bike specialists, clothing, footwear).

More homes and gardens

More homes and gardens

Pringle and Fairweather (natural skin care - hand creams, body butters, soaps, bath products), Pure Lakes natural skincare, Bath House fragrance and skincare, Sedbergh Soap, Bespoke Aroma (natural bath and body products), Dodgson Wood (wool, soap, bath bonbons, hand salve, lip balm and more), home fragrance from Wax Lyrical, Sam Read bookseller, Books Cumbria, The New Bookshop, JB Banks & Son (hardware), ABW Hardware (kitchenware, electrical appliances, ironmongery, gardening equipment etc), Lakeland, Peter Hall & Son (fine furniture, upholstery and interiors), Patience and Gough (upcycled furniture, cushions, lampshades), Armstrong Ward (homeware, gifts, candles, children’s games and more), Herdy (kitchen and home, baby clothing and toys, stationery, gifts and much more), Pattern and Print Upholstery, Cable and Blake (Herdwick wool fabrics, lampshades, cushions, bags, hats, gifts and more), Cabbage and Curtain Rail (textile design, ’nature-inspired' fabrics and accessories), Lakes Living (home furnishings, interiors, lighting), Cumbria Crystal (crystalware and glassware), Billy Bowman Music (guitars, drums, keyboards, pianos, brass and woodwind instruments), Peter Tyson (audio/visual), More Handles (door handles, door knobs, cupboard handles, cupboard knobs), RR Stone (natural stone flooring, external paving, porcelain tiles, hardwood flooring and more), Chimney Sheep (Herdwick wool draught excluders for chimneys), Cath’s Garden Plants, Beetham Nurseries, Hartside Nursery Garden, Hayes Garden World, Larch Cottage Nurseries, The Birds’ Bistro (bird food, feeders, bird tables, red squirrel food and more).

More art and gifts

More art and gifts

The Shop Floor Project (online gallery, ceramics, prints, cards and more), Old Courthouse Gallery for paintings, sculptures, jewellery, art glass and more, Eden Valley Artistic Network (EVAN), Northern Lights Gallery, Percy House Gallery, Viridian Gallery, The Northern Line (homeware, gifts and art), Lake District Art, Treeby and Bolton (china, English pottery, art glass, interiors, kitchenalia and gifts), Parma Violet (gifts, cards, vintage and more), Inspired by Lakeland (books and gifts), Detail (gifts), Hesta Scene (gifts and interiors), Bread and Jam (homeware, stationery etc), Marbletree (engraved, personalised gifts), Ollie Collie (mugs, coasters, keyrings, clothes etc), Felltarn (gifts, greeting cards and homeware), Cherrydidi (gifts), Rebecca Callis porcelain (bowls, beakers, jugs, cups, mugs soap dishes and more), Thuline de Cock (specialist in animal paintings), Sam Martin Art, Mark A Pearce (painter and printmaker), Jamie Barnes printmaker.

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