Welcome to

The Sawmill Cafe & Farm Shop

Welcome to The Sawmill

Standing on the banks of the river Irt with working waterwheel and millrace running through the heart of the building, the Sawmill offers an idyllic setting to enjoy delicious food and refreshments or browse the delights to be found in the farm shop.

The Sawmill can be found in the heart of Wasdale arguably the Lake District’s most iconic valley which was listed in 2021 by the Royal Geographical Society as top of a list of Britain’s 7 natural wonders. Home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell, and deepest lake, Wastwater, the Sawmill is the perfect destination to relax, rest and indulge.

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At The Sawmill, our central ethos is to support small, local, Lake District based producers wherever possible both in the food served in the café but also through the gifts and food available in the farm shop. Where we are unable to source from within the Lake District then we will always support other small producers from elsewhere in the UK.