Enjoy the gems of Cumbrian cooking in these Cockermouth restaurants. Nestling just on the western border of the Lake District National Park, Cockermouth enjoys an enviable position by the quieter western lakes. It's a historic market town, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and gaining its royal charter in 1221. Today it’s a fine example of Georgian architecture and is recognised as one of only 51 'Gem towns' of England, earmarked for preservation due to its beautiful town centre. It's also known as a bit of a foodie town and restaurants in Cockermouth enjoy an excellent reputation as some of the best in the region.