A Victorian tea room in the Oakhurst Garden
Centre open all year. It has been created from a tumbledown Victorian greenhouse
and potting shed and is one of the last remaining strongholds of the native red
squirrel. The Red Squirrels visit here to feed, and they care for
and feed them for visitor enjoyment.
It has seating for 30 people, and
operates a takeaway service for sandwiches and soup etc. Much of the original
building has been left intact, with the potting shed/boiler house becoming the
kitchen. Set alongside the wooded drive way into the Oakhurst Garden Centre, it
has good access for the elderly and disabled.
The addition of a patio balcony,
overlooking the River Cocker provides an area for outdoor eating where bird
watchers can spot nuthatches and tree creepers to name but a few of the 40
varieties of bird spotted in and around the grounds of the garden centre.
Location: Squirrels Pantry, Cockermouth,
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Getting there: From A66 south of Cockermouth
take the A5086 Lamplugh Road.
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Address: Oakhurst Garden Centre, Lamplugh Road Cockermouth
Opening Times: All year Mon-Sat 9am-4.30pm and
Oakhurst Garden Centre
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