Lakeland Artisan was founded by Director, Geoff Monkman in 2006 and is an award-winning artisan food and drink company who pride themselves on producing high quality, hand-crafted local products, using the finest natural ingredients with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
The focus has always been to thrive to produce the highest quality of artisan food and drink possible, which has special links to Cumbria and the Lake District and showcases the very best that the region has to offer, with all its unique and delicious flavours. Lakeland Artisan has expanded over the years and comprises Cumbrian Delights, Mawson's Original Drinks, Lakeland Hampers, and the newest addition to the Lakeland Artisan family, Lakeland Liqueurs. The company are proud to have been awarded 45 Great Taste Awards over the last 8 years.
Cumbrian Delights produces a range of preserves, chutneys and - a new addition in 2017 - Prosecco syrups. The Prosecco syrups were originally created as a one-off to mix with bubbly at the owner’s wedding to give a personal twist on the classic kir royale, but after the toasts guests were so wowed by the fruity addition to their fizz they demanded that the bride and groom – founders of ‘Cumbrian Delights’ – add it to their repertoire, so they could enjoy them whenever they liked. The syrups are available in Lakeland Artisan’s shop in Windermere as well as other local shops and Lakeland Ltd.
Mawson’s Original Drinks
Mawson's Original Drinks, which became part of the company in 2015, has reintroduced an old classic with its range of stone bottle cordials, which make an attractive, giftable addition to the ready-to-drink soft drinks and glass bottle cordial range. The flavours include traditional drinks like Sarsaparilla and Cream Soda, along with the more recent addition of Cumbrian Cola and Elderflower and Rose. The drinks are handcrafted in Staveley, the Made in Cumbria core of the business. In the 2019 Great Taste Awards, Ginger Cordial, Dandelion & Burdock, Sarsaparilla and Spiced Fruit Punch all received awards.
Following the success of the Prosecco syrups, Lakeland Liqueurs was launched in late 2017 and is proving to be a gintastic success. The range now includes 7 gins including Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, Strawberry and Sarsaparilla Gin (combining the flavours of Cumbrian Delights and Mawson’s) as well as a Cumbrian classic Damson Gin and our newest addition, Herbaceous Strawberry, made with fresh mint and basil. Vodka lovers will also find something on the menu to their taste, as our vodka ranges include Raspberry, Honey and Cherry Vodkas. For you rum drinkers out there, don't worry, we have a stunning range of rum liqueurs for you too, including Strawberry & Peppercorn, Blackcurrant & Liquorice and Spiced Rum Liqueurs which have all proved a great hit. Our liqueurs are made using real fruit syrups blended with gin, rum or vodka to create the perfect liqueur. Our Elderflower & Rose Gin was most recently used in 2018 at the drinks reception of the Cumbria Tourism Awards, added to a glass of fizz to create a deliciously refreshing, floral summer drink, that was the perfect accompaniment to this showcase of the best that the Lake District and Cumbria have to offer.
Lakeland Hampers create stunning, locally sourced, luxury hampers for all occasions, whether you wish to treat family and friends for a special occasion, say thank you to corporate customers or colleagues, provide a warm welcome pack for your holiday home guests or simply treat yourself, we have something to suit all tastes and budgets. We offer a range of superb quality, ready-made hampers and also offer a unique, bespoke design service. All our hampers feature both our own delicious handcrafted food and drink products and those of other carefully selected local artisan producers, introducing recipients to some of the best flavours that the Lake District and Cumbria have to offer. The hampers can be found on our new website www.lakelandhampers.co.uk.You can visit our shop in Windermere where you can hand-pick products to create your own personalised, bespoke hamper