Breakfast is served between 8:00 am and 9:00 am

To start your day, help yourself to our breakfast buffet which includes:

Chilled Fruit Juices
Selection of Breakfast Cereals
Fresh Fruit Salad
Natural Yogurt
Fruit Yogurt

Wholemeal & White Bread for the toaster

Jams – Strawberry, Raspberry & Blackcurrant

Marmalade & Nutella Spreads

Porridge is also available – cooked to order

Please also help yourself to freshly filtered coffee. If you prefer a pot of tea, please just ask.



We then cook our Full English breakfast to individual order.  Please choose from the following selection:

The Squirrel Lodge Classic

Local Dry Cured Back Bacon from Thomasons  butchers in Keswick

Local thick Cumberland Sausage  from Cranston’s of Penrith using a classic 100 year old recipe

Free Ranged Fried, Poached or Scrambled Eggs  supplied by Scales Farm, Embleton

Baked Beans

Plum Tomatoes


The Hikers Breakfast – As the classic, but includes a Hash Brown and a slice of the award winning Stornoway Black Pudding. (The best we’ve ever tasted!)

The Squirrel Lodge Vegetarian Breakfast Veggie Banger, Mushrooms, Hash Brown, Plum Tomatoes, Baked Beans & Egg (Fried, Poached or Scrambled)

*Gluten free & Vegan options are available. Please just let us know*


If you prefer a lighter cooked breakfast, then you may like:

Hot Buttered Crumpets

Bacon or Sausage Sandwich

Fried, Poached or Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Beans or Mushrooms on Toast

Toast with Jams or Marmalade

If you would like something other than our standard “Squirrel Lodge Classic”, it helps us greatly
if you can write your request the evening before on the
Breakfast Pad which is kept on the side in the hall.

We can be flexible with our menu so if you require more/less of a particular item, please let us know on your order form.

Our Free range eggs are supplied by Scales Farm on the way out to Cockermouth. If you’re travelling that way on the A66 look out to your right and you’ll see the hundreds of chickens roaming around the fields quite happily!

Detailed information about the allergen content of our breakfast dishes can be provided on request.