Christmas in Cockermouth

Christmas is approaching scarily quickly and it’s not just all about gifts.

For businesses it’s where to hold the staff Christmas party or lunch and for families and friends the question, should we go out for Christmas Day lunch?

For businesses in and around Cockermouth in West Cumbria, Fredericks Lounge Bar and Restaurant have the answer to both questions. Now launched and taking bookings is a special Christmas Day Lunch menu and a Festive Christmas Menu for the days leading up to the big day.

With lots of businesses in the area, Christmas parties will be springing up in every bar, inn and restaurant in Cockermouth. The Festive Christmas Menu at Fredericks is full of tasty dishes including of course Turkey with all the trimmings (sourced locally from Cocklakes near Penrith) but also something a little bit different in the form of Pan Seared Fillet of Seabass with Beetroot Linguine, Curly Kale, Sauce Vierge and Goats Cheese, Spinach and Tomato Strudel with Olives, Sun-blushed Tomato and Red Onion, Red Pepper Coulis. The 3 course Festive Menu is just £28 per person and it can be booked to enjoy in the main restaurant or The White Room which can hold up to 50 guests.

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Onto The Big Day, Christmas Day and it is getting more and more popular to eat out for this most important meal of the year. With the rise in cost of produce and utilities combined with the often stressful preparation and organisation, why not let someone else do it all! And we’re not even mentioning the washing up! Priced at £58 per person, the Fredericks Christmas Lunch is set to be a fabulous festive feast. Along with delicious starters to choose from the mains include Medallions of Lakeland Beef Fillet and Pan Seared Supreme of Sea Trout and puddings in the form of Christmas Pudding, Black Cherry Pavlova or a Platter of Local Cheeses.

Fredericks are gearing up for the decorating the lounge bar & restaurant to the nines for Christmas. For the full menus and more information on Fredericks Restaurant in Cockermouth visit,

The Langdale Valley, “Challenging” Some May Say

The Langdale Valley, the real heart of the Lake District. Stunningly, scenic landscapes no matter when you look. The source of inspiration for artists and poets for hundreds of years and a place where people come to experience complete relaxation.

But the Langdale Valley also appeals to another very different lot of people as Langdale is at the end of England’s steepest roads, Wrynose and Hardknott and surrounded by some of England’s highest mountains. So it is no wonder that Langdale is also quite popular with outdoor enthusiasts and those adventurous types.

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On to running and the much respected Great Langdale Road Races running club hold a magnificent marathon and half marathon each year. Yes, a marathon as in 26 miles but not along the streets of London but through the bumpy Lake District National Park. Taking place on Saturday 21st October this year, competitors can enjoy (endure!) the stunning true heart of the Lake District, the Langdale Valley. It’s no surprise there are a few hills here and there, some being 1 in 3 gradients making it invigorating and challenging. The route starts from Great Langdale following an anti-clockwise direction via Little Langdale and through the picturesque hamlets of Skelwith Bridge, Chapel Style and Dungeon Ghyll.

Sponsors, supporters and outdoor lovers the Langdale Hotel & Spa have just the location for pre and post race relaxation and rejuvenation. The Hotel as a choice of rooms either for those taking part or for spectators and the new Brimstone Spa is what will be required to sooth aching limbs. Visit for more information.


In association with: Nurture Lakeland