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Eating at Aira Force

Visitors in the tearoom at Aira Force, Ullswater, Cumbria
Enjoying a brew outside the Aira Force tea-room | © National Trust Images/Stewart Smith

A short stroll from the main Aira Force car park is the Aira Force tea-room, which gives visitors the choice of eating indoors, on the terrace or taking away. Pop in to enjoy hot and cold drinks, home bakes, sandwiches, hot pasties and ice creams.

Tea-room treats at Aira Force

Morning coffee with a view

The terrace is built at the front of the tea-room to make the most of the amazing views over Ullswater Lake and the fells behind. Sit back, sip your coffee and take it all in. Enjoy the quieter time of day.


Tuck into a tasty brunch. We offer bacon baps, vegan options on request with gluten free bread option. Warm savoury turnovers and sweet pastries. Served 10am-12pm


Seasonal soups, hot & cold sandwiches, pasties and a kids 'pack-up' lunch (sandwich, crisps, fruit, treat bar, drink).

Takeaway treats

Fancy taking your lunch with you? Grab a sandwich or a hot pasty and eat it by the lake or up on the fells. There's a handy tap outside the tea-room for filling your water bottles. Bring your own reusable cup or use one of ours and return it - there are special bins to pop them in.

Fun for the kids

Also outside the tea-room, there’s some great fun to be had hopping between tree stumps and running over logs in the natural play area. Children are well catered for in the tea-room, with a range of sandwiches, cakes and ice creams.

Dogs are welcome

The Aira Force tea-room welcomes dogs inside and out, but please keep them on a lead and under control. There are dog bowls so that your pooch can keep hydrated whatever the weather. 

Visitors enjoying a picnic on the grass, Aira Force and Ullswater, Cumbria
Visitors enjoying a picnic on the grass at Aira Force | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Allergen information

Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.

If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.

Always check when you visit

Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

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