Welcome to the Lake District’s natural choice

Perched 1,000ft up in the Whinlatter Forest above Keswick in the northern Lake District, The Cottage in the Wood is a unique Michelin Star Restaurant with Rooms combining Jack Bond’s creative cooking, boutique-style rooms, friendly service and a warm welcome in a stunning natural setting.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to ‘The Cottage’
Kath, Liam, Beth, Jack & The Team at The Cottage in the Wood


Our restaurant diary is open up to 30th September 2024 and
our accommodation availability is open to 22nd December 2024.
Follow us on social media for last minute cancellations.

* Please note, we are closed for team holidays on the followings dates (inclusive) *

Wednesday 3rd April – Saturday 6th April

Wednesday 24th July – Saturday 27th July

Wednesday 25th December – Monday 30th December



Scallop, matelote, bacon jam

Michelin Star Dining

The area provides a rich larder for our Michelin Star Restaurant; Herdwick Hogget from the surrounding Cumbrian fells, grass fed beef from our Yorkshire neighbours, freshly caught fish from day boats, hand dived shellfish from British waters, and a host of wild foods.

Discover our Michelin Star Restaurant

Pumpkin agnolotti

Our Latest Awards

We’re delighted to announce our latest awards:

  • Restaurant of the Year – Cumbria Food Awards 2022
  • Taste Cumbria Winner – Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022
  • Listed in the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants List 2022
  • Listed in the UK’s Top 50 Boutique Hotels List 2021

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Make a Booking

For Room, Dinner & Breakfast bookings (Wednesday to Saturday) click Book a Room.

For Lunch only (Thursday to Saturday) or Dinner only (Wednesday to Saturday), click Book a Table.

As a Lake District ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ we are sorry we do not offer room-only bookings.

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How to Find Us

The Cottage in the Wood,
Magic Hill,
Whinlatter Forest,
Braithwaite, Near Keswick,
CA12 5TW

017687 78409