Ben Fogle: Make a New Life in the Country

Lake District Restaurant

Series 2 - Episode 2 Lake District Restaurant



Reformed legal eagle Kat and her likeable Italian boyfriend Gwill plan to open a pizzeria in the Lake District town of Ulverston. But Kat finds the builders’ levels of professionalism don’t match what she’s used to back in London. “I dunno… I’m on lunch,” one responds to a query, while stuffing his face with noodles. But the drama is set to intensify before it improves, and Ben waits until the dust has settled before he arrives – three years later.

It’s a miracle there are any homeowners left living in London, when you see how much you can get for your money elsewhere. After this series, there’ll probably be fewer.


Ben meets a woman who gave up her career as a lawyer to open a restaurant in the Lake District town of Ulverston after falling in love with both the landscape and a local Italian chef. Ben follows Kat as she learns to make pizza using a traditional wood-burning oven, and wrestles with the challenge of running a business with her partner in the face of overspending and delays.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Ben Fogle
Director Michelle Coombes
Executive Producer John Silver
Producer Michelle Coombes