Old Kings Arms Lane - Cockermouth

Telephone Orders Welcome: 01900 267050

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Lanes Cafe & Bistro . . .

The local family run fully licensed Cafe & Bistro serving delicious home made food and cakes hot & cold beverages, the most talked about daily specials in Cockermouth, and the bright smiling faces of Claire, Jadiie and their brilliant team. Our aim is to give you 'good food and refreshments' - delicious, homemade goodies served with a side of good humour and a dollop of good old fashioned personal service.

 

Not only do we offer fantastic food, we also have a home made cakes and other bits that will add a whole lot of love to dining experience. Why not try our Smootheelicous Smoothies, or the New Folkingtons light sparkling range, if it's something sweet you're after then how about try one of our speciality milkshakes!

 

We aim to offer the best local food & snacks in Cockermouth, situated down Old Kings Arm Lane (Next to Cockermouth Travel) in the heart of bustling Cockermouth in Cumbria and nestled among some brilliant independent shops, we have built up a loyal band of customers who return again and again to try our famous food.

 

So come and meet our team, use our free Wifi, you can also bring your children along as we have a dedicated kids play corner, we are also dog friendly. You'll be made very welcome and will come away with a flipping amazing lunch and a big smile on your face!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Team . . .

All our staff were born and bred in Cockermouth and have plenty of tales to tell from over the years. We love our beautiful little town of Cockermouth.

 

 

Claire . . .
From when ever I can remember I have always loved cooking and always wanted a Cafe. On a Sunday I did a little menu which my mum and dad would choose what they wanted and I would cook it. I started baking cakes in 2010 and decided to start my own business from home. I came down the lane to see if the Cafe would be interested in buying homemade cakes but it was empty and had closed down. I went straight to my mum to tell her and we talked about enquiring about it. The in around 4 very hard weeks later, I opened the doors of The Lanes Cafe and have loved every minute. On December 6th 2015 tragedy struck when once again and our beautiful little town was battered by storm Desmond which left the Cafe totally devastated. We were all heart broken but the amazing team who I work alongside got together and helped day and night to empty out in order for the work to start on drying out. I wasn't insured but determined to re-open I put everything I had and more to get the cafe back on its feet and open again. We have come back better than ever and the help off family and friends was amazing. So here we go again looking forward to the future with our fingers crossed that we never flood again x

 

 

 

Jadiie . . .
Jadiie is Claire's daughter working front of house and making your coffee and catering to your needs. She loves going to music concerts and is totally in love with Adam Lambert who she met in Manchester while getting VIP tickets of Claire .

 

 

June . . .
Claire's mother works out front and is always chatting about old Cockermouth and the locals love her. She is the heart and sole of the Cafe and we all couldn't do it without as she puts us all in our place. She is very supportive of Claire and without her the Cafe wouldn't be the same.

 

 

Sarah . . .
Is a long life friend of Claire and there still getting in trouble off June as when together there are still like kids. She is the best sandwich maker in the northwest . Loves dogs and has a toy poodle called Mason who she adores.

 

 

Stacy . . .
Is Claire's right hand girl. Together they make awesome dishes for you to enjoy. In her spare time she is a master lash technician usually making us look fabulous. Mother of two who she works hard to support she is a la'al gem.

 

 

Jemma . . .
Joined us on our re-open after the floods. She was so nervous but really no need as she is amazing and is there to greet you and see to your needs. She has two beautiful little girls who are her life and is a credit.

 

 

Andrea . . .
Our newest member of staff. Has 3 children and is loving being with us and chatting to our customers. She is very helpful and is already a valued part of the team. Loves family times and living life to the full.

 

 

 

 

Gallery

In December 2015, Cockermouth was hit again by devastating floods,
we have captured some images of the The Cafe before & After


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