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Squirrels Pantry

Cockermouth, Cumbria

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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.

by Gail Johnson

Feeding in Cumbria
by tiny_little_rocks

Location: Squirrels Pantry, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Grid Reference: NY116296 Ceremonial County: Cumberland

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Getting there:  From A66 south of Cockermouth take the A5086 Lamplugh Road.

Website: http://www.squirrelspantry.co.uk/
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Address: Oakhurst Garden Centre, Lamplugh Road  Cockermouth Cumbria
Postcode: CA13 0QN Telephone: 01900-822180
Opening Times: All year Mon-Sat 9am-4.30pm and Sundays 10am-4.30pm


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