The Lake District has been revealed as the best national park in the UK to have a food and booze-fuelled staycation. 

And with 20 Michelin Star restaurants, 23 unique bars and pubs, and more than 1,000 restaurants to choose from, it's no wonder people have been flocking to the Lakes for their 2021 getaway.

Looking at a variety of factors from Michelin Star restaurants to gin distilleries and bars and pubs in all of the UK’s national parks, website, Daffodil Hotel, created the ultimate foodie and boozy staycation index to help you plan your next staycation.

According to TripAdvisor, the top-rated food establishment in the Lake District is Fresher's Cafe in Ambleside, with outstanding British cuisine and a cosy atmosphere.

And when it comes to drinking, the Westmorland Inn in Bowness-on-Windermere is the best rated with a wide gin selection, plenty of local real ales on the pump and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Here are the UK’s national parks ranked by food and drink experiences, and their boozy staycation store out of 10:

1. Lake District National Park; 8

2. South Downs National Park; 5.21

3. North York Moors National Park; 5

4. Exmoor National Park; 3.92

5. Peak District National Park; 3.73

6. Yorkshire Dales National Park; 3.63

7. Dartmoor National Park; 3.29

8. The Broads Authority; 3.09

9. Northumberland National Park; 3.08

10. New Forest National Park; 2.93

11.Snowdonia National Park; 2.8

12. Brecon Beacons National Park; 2.42

13. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park; 2.37

The research also shows:

• The best national park for a foodie escape is also the Lake District with an overall foodie score of 8.88/10. The area has more than 1,000 restaurants to choose from overall, a total of 1,055 foodie experiences, including 20 Michelin star restaurants.

• The best national park for drinks experience is South Downs national park with an overall ‘boozy score’ of 6.34 and 45 overall ‘boozy’ experiences, including 42 bars and pubs

• If you love exploring and learning about how your favourite drinks are created, head to the Lake District as they have nine breweries/distilleries with unique tours. The Lakes also has a total of 32 boozy establishments, including 23 bars and pubs

• The top food rated places in the Lake District are Fresher's Cafe, The Old Stamp House Restaurant and Thai Kitchen

• The highest rated drinking establishments are the Westmorland Inn, The Pig and Ye Olde Fleece Inn

You can see the full research and the top rated places here.

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