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For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
contact@derwentwater.org


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"We were all so impressed with the location, house, facilities and most of all the helpfulness and friendliness of all of the staff. Thanks so much for helping to make our new year - we had a great time and have since recommended you to pretty much everyone that we've met since and are already planning dates for our next visit!!"

Naomi Hopes, January 2014

Food and drink

The really important things in life!

Derwentwater Independent Hostel has a reputation for excellent home baking and cooking. We also have a residential licence, with an interesting variety of wines, spirits and local ales. Please do not consume your own alcohol on-site.

Vegetarian options are always available and special dietary requirements, including Halal, gluten-free, and dairy-free, can be catered for with advance notice. 

Meal times are 7.30 to 9.00am for breakfast and 6.00pm or 7.00pm for the evening meal. However, we can often be flexible for groups: just let us know your requirements in advance. We can email you with the menu and our specials for the dates of your stay.

Please book breakfasts and packed lunches the night before. Please make your evening meal choices at least an hour before your sitting.

We aim to source our food, drink, and recipes locally, with local beers (Keswick Brewery) a speciality!

Sample menus

A la carte - soup and specials vary daily. Soup is always vegetarian and there is always a vegetarian special.

Adult group evening meal

School/youth group evening meal

Buffet breakfast

Packed lunches

Self catering

A fully equipped self-catering kitchen and dining area are also available. See our facilities page for details of the self-catering kitchen.

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
Borrowdale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246
Email: reception@derwentwater.org

Thank you to Geoff Williams, Rebecca Laff, Fiona McCarthy, John and Sam Snyder, and KTA for generously providing inspiring photographs.
Thank you to Lisa Bamford at Stoats and Weasels for designing our website, and to Sam Snyder for building it.
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