Homemade food is readily available in our Mediaeval Hall Tearoom during the summer and winter season. Enjoy a pleasant meal beside a roaring log fire and soak up the feeling of days gone by.
We also sell Dalemain Country House Produce using recipes perfected over the last 25 years. All the meals are home cooked and then quickly frozen to preserve the freshness and flavour. Just defrost and cook as recommended and then sit back and enjoy the delicious taste.
We can also provide catering for special events such as birthday parties, small conferences, or Christmas lunches. Please enquire for further details if you are planning an event.
Opening Times:

  • Sunday to Thursday from 10:30am to 5:00pm (April-September) 4:00pm in October
  • Sunday to Thursday from 11:00am to 3:00pm (November-March)


Closed Christmas and January.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.


WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Easter & Summer Opening times

The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014.  We are open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.  

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Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1

Penrith Remembers has now collated all the local events for the coming year which commemorates the beginning of the First World War. It will be launched at Dalemain on 8 April 2014. This will be attended by Brigadier Chris Coles.

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Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013

The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.  

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Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012

Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.

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