Stars in our eyes!

We’re delighted to announce that we have retained our Michelin star! Jack & Beth are over joyed with the news and would like to thank Kath & Liam for the wonderful opportunity so far. It’s a team effort achieving a high accolade such as this, and they would like to congratulate everyone that works and supports …

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Welcome Beth & Jack!

We are pleased to announce that Beth and Jack Bond have joined us as General Manager and Head Chef. Their style and way of doing things fits in very well with the values and standards we strive for at ‘The Cottage’. Beth and Jack are passionate about sustainable practices and minimising waste. In the way …

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Top 50 Boutique Hotels UK

We make UK’s Top 50 Boutique Hotels list!

After being named the 24th best restaurant in the UK in August, we are delighted to now have been named in UK’s Top 50 Boutique Hotels! The Cottage in the Wood was ranked 39th in the inaugural list of some of the best places to stay, supported by Taylors of Harrogate, and compiled using votes …

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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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