Car park at the front of the Tearoom

Syke Farm Tearoom, Buttermere Sykefarm.Buttermere

We offer Traditional

Farmhouse style food with a variety of homemade cakes scrumptious breakfasts afternoon teas and lunches

These include Gluten Free and

Vegan options, introduced at the beginning of 2018 and these have proven to be a huge success!

Our experienced cook Cathy is the creator of our unique cake display and diverse lunch menu. She makes everything on the premises, including the fruity chutneys and savoury pastry’s

Cathy’s aim is to ensure that all our customers leave Syke Farm Tearoom smiling and sustained!

We offer generous afternoon

teas, these are booking only on 017687 70277

Serving a variety of loose leaf tea and locally roasted seasonal espresso blend

Dogs of all shapes and sizes are lovingly welcomed


The Cockermouth Live! festival weekend is coming up very soon (29th June – 1st July),

so this seems like a good opportunity to publicise a display that the Heritage Group will be contributing to. )

You will be hearing more about the exciting plans of the Confluence Project, which aims to focus attention on that lovely part of town where our two rivers meet. Cockermouth is all about its rivers and becks; it is why the town grew up where it did, with a plentiful supply of water to power all manner of mills and industries. In our display, we hope to reflect the importance of Cockermouth’s rivers, not only as an important factor in the town’s growth and prosperity but also for leisure purposes, whether that was swimming, fishing, holding duck races, or maybe enjoying some of the wild flowers to be found along riverbanks and in the local area. Our display (on both Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, 10.00am-4.00pm) will be just one small part of the Confluence Project, so watch out for details in the local press of plans being developed.

Following hot on the heels of the Cockermouth Live! weekend will be our summer exhibition, focusing on the end of World War I and its aftermath: The End of the War and a New Beginning. November 1918 marked the


signing of the Armistice. Reading local newspapers after the Armistice, there is a general sense of weariness rather than elation that the war had finished; after four long years of war, most people in the town were affected in one way or another and people were exhausted. It was only later in 1919, that there was a sense of the dawning of a new, hopeful period, when people could look towards the future. Our exhibition will look at the work of the VAD nurses at Cockermouth Castle, women at leisure in ladies’ football teams,

women fighting for the right to vote in the suffragist movement. We will look at the 1918 influenza epidemic, that caused much suffering in the town and surrounding area and the severe flooding in Cockermouth of that year and 1938. We will track the call for the erection of a War Memorial, the gift of a tank to go on display and the sale of Scafell Pike and other Lakeland fells in memory of the dead. Not only will we mention the men who died but also some of those who came back to Cockermouth but who suffered as a consequence of their war experiences. We are very keen to record the stories of people’s ancestors during World War I, so please come along and pass on any information you may have. Perhaps you had ancestors who were conscientious objectors, or who suffered injuries that affected the rest of their lives. The exhibition runs from 30th July to 12th August inclusive, open 10.00am-4.00pm every day. We look forward to seeing you there.

Gloria Edwards

As always, please get in touch: Telephone: 01900 823966 or you can contact us by letter: Cockermouth Heritage Group, Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ

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9:00am until 5.30pm, 7 days a week Breakfast served from 9.00am to 11.00am Lunches served from 11.30am to 5.00pm

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