The Cottage in the Wood - Top 100 Restaurants in the UK

We’re 24th in UK’s Top 100 Restaurants!

The Cottage in the Wood team is on cloud nine after this week being named in the top 25 restaurants in the UK at the industry’s most prestigious awards night. The annual Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards highlight the country’s top places to eat as voted for by an elite academy of chefs, restaurateurs and …

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Liam & Kath of The Cottage in the Wood, Lake District

Welcome back!

As indoor hospitality re-opens from today, Cottage in the Wood Chef Director Ben Wilkinson says the time is right for the industry to bounce back after more than a year of devastating Covid-19 restrictions. The Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms – situated 1,000ft up in Whinlatter Forest above Keswick in the Lake District – reopens its …

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Sophie Court-Oak, Daisy Wright and Heli Seymour - Apprentices at The Cottage in the Wood

The next generation

  WITH young people’s jobs and career prospects hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic in recent months, leading Lake District restaurant The Cottage in the Wood is forging ahead when it comes to inspiring Cumbria’s next generation of industry leaders Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs next week from February 8 to 14, the …

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Cottage in the Wood Chef Director Ben Wilkinson in Whinlatter Forest

Ben retains Michelin Star

Cottage in the Wood Chef-Director Ben Wilkinson says retaining the restaurant’s Michelin star is doubly important amid the unprecedented challenges currently facing the hospitality industry. This evening the Cottage, in the Whinlatter mountain forest near Keswick, was unveiled as one of the recipients of the much-coveted accolade at a virtual event held by the Michelin …

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Cottage in the Wood owners Kath and Liam Berney

Re-opening after 16 weeks

The Lake District’s newest Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms, The Cottage in the Wood, re-opens on Friday July 10, after 16 weeks of closure. The restaurant, in the heart of Whinlatter Forest 1,000ft up on the pass between Keswick and the Western Lakes, will at first open for dinner to residents only, so that distancing measures …

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