Are you game for some quality local food?

The beautiful valleys of the Lake District aren’t just home to the best scenery in the area; they’re the home of some of the best local game produce that England has to offer. To the south of the Lake District, you’ll find Cartmel Valley Game Supplies, run by husband and wife team Jonathan and Susan Stott.

Established in 1994, Cartmel Valley has a great reputation throughout the Lake District for their locally sourced game, which can be cured and smoked in their very own on-site smokehouse, where they produce smoked salmon, trout and pigeon. They can even smoke butter, if you’re looking for something a bit different.

Traditional game, such as grouse, pheasant, venison, partridge, hare and rabbit, is also on the menu at Borrowdale Gates, thanks to the skilled Cartmel Valley team. A customer favourite, loin of Cartmel Valley’s venison with red cabbage purée, sweet potato, kale and smoked bacon, features on this year’s Borrowdale Gates dinner menu, and you’ll spot a delicious Cartmel Valley starter on our lunch menu – Cartmel Valley crab and spring onion cake with avocado salsa and tomato salad. With Cartmel Valley’s fish caught fresh from Morecambe Bay.

Cartmel Valley also offer old favourites with a bit of a twist. Pheasant burgers, venison grill sticks, and boar and damson sausages are big hits for Cartmel Valley which you definitely won’t find in the supermarkets.

If you’re looking for a real taste of Lake District nature, come and enjoy a warm welcome at Borrowdale Gates, where we’re delighted to serve Cartmel Valley produce in our AA Rosette restaurant.