The Village Shop in Hesket Newmarket is at the heart of the community. Owned by Liz and Andy Bothamley this bustling local shop also incorporates the post office and a delightful tea room.
Servicing the local village and visitors to the lake district a warm welcome is always assured, the tea room is particularly popular with cyclists following the Reivers Route, where they can rest their weary legs and refuel for the onward journey.
The shop and tea rooms offer lots of local produce, Liz and Andy are such passionate supporters of local food and drink, stocking some 30 different local food suppliers, including delicious bakery items prepared everyday on site by a staff member and local baker.
Here are just some of the local produce available.
- High Cup Wines (Cumbrian Wines)
- Hesket Newmarket Brewery
- Taste of Eden (Ice Cream)
- Berry and Sons(Bread)
- North Lakes (Milk, Cream and Cheese)
- Brow Top Farm (Cumberland and Old Penrith Sausages)
- The Pie Mill (Hand made Pies)
- Kenmar Apiaries (Cumbrian Honey)
- Hesket Enterprises ( Ready Meals)
- Quality Preserves (Jam, Marmalade and Chutney)
Hesket Newmarket – The Village
Nestling in the Caldbeck fells at the northern edge of the peak district, Hesket Newmarket is a collection of 18th Century cottages, picturesque like a picture postcard. The cottages are gathered around the village green and market cross.
There is a house called ‘Dickens House’ just behind the market cross and it is rumoured Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins passed through the village in 1857 on a walking holiday.