In the spirit of National Apple Pie Day, which is celebrated every year on May 13, we’ve put together a list of places where you can find the best desserts.

Here is a roundup of the best places in Cumbria to visit for a delicious dessert, according to TripAdvisor…

The Milking Parlour in Kirkby Lonsdale make artisan ice cream using fresh milk from their family farm.

They offer over twenty delicious flavours to choose from and an ever changing menu that includes freshly made waffles as well as warm and gooey chocolate brownies.

Rated 5 out of 5 over 157 reviews, one customer said: “Spectacular ice cream. Wonderful, unusual flavours on offer. All made to the highest quality and with farm fresh ingredients.”


The Little Ice Cream Shop in Hawkshead make over 40 different flavours of delicious small batch, slow churned gelato and serve a mixture of 22 funky flavours every day.

Their favours range from classics like salted caramel or cookie dough to more indulgent creations such as gingerbread, lemon cheesecake and Nutella.

Rated 5 out of 5 over 246 reviews, one customer said: “If you like ice cream, then this place is an absolute must when visiting The Lakes. Cute little shop nestled in the heart of the picturesque Hawkshead village. By far the best ice cream you’ll ever have.”


Baldry's Tea Room in Grasmere is a traditional English café serving delicious homemade food and drinks for over 25 years.

Each morning, they bake fresh bread and cakes, chocolate brownies, scones and sponge cakes, puddings and more…

Rated 4.5 out of 5 over 1,478 reviews, one customer said: “Really sweet spot with an amazing selection of tea and great dessert!”


Syke Farm Tearoom in Buttermere opens daily to offer pies, rolls, sweet treats and coffee. Their every changing assortment of bakes and cakes always brings you something new, their latest creation being an indulgent ‘Bruce Bogtrotter’ chocolate cake!

Rated 4.5 out of 5 over 637 reviews, one customer said: “Once again, another delightful coffee, yummy homemade cake, and lovely friendly staff! It's not my first visit and certainly not the last!”


Emma's Dell in Grasmere is a unique spot at the heart of the Lake District which specialises in their crepes.

As well as coffee, tea, cakes and ice cream, they offer both sweet and savoury pancakes with fillings ranging from bacon, brie and cranberry sauce to banana and salted caramel.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 over 315 reviews, one customer said: “Had a super lunch of pancakes…delicious and original flavours. Great service and great value in this cosy cafe.”


Waterhead Coffee Shop in Ambleside focuses on homemade food, offering freshly made soups, filled rolls and sweet treats. With different desserts every week, they always have delicious cakes and bakes waiting for you…

Rated 4.5 out of 5 over 414 reviews, one customer said: “My husband and I come here every time we are in the lakes. The homemade cakes are amazing as are the coffee, iced coffees and tea.”


Cartmel Village Shop on the Square is known as the home of sticky toffee pudding, their award winning desserts are made by hand from 100% natural ingredients.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 over 550 reviews, one customer said: “Fantastic Shop catering to everyone. Famous for the Sticky Toffee Pudding there’s lots more to tempt you in. They have a really wonderful selection of goodies and we’ve come home well stocked!”


Choccobar in Bowness-on-Windermere prides themselves on creating a truly indulgent Drinking Chocolate made with the finest Belgian Chocolate & fresh dairy produce.

Their unique recipe takes centre stage in the café where it is served with waffles, churros and ice cream sundaes.

Rated 5 out of 5 over 1,228 reviews, one customer said: “Great churros and the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had - tasted like proper chocolate, melted and sweetened. Yummy!”