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Brewery Arts Centre

Address: Highgate | LA9 4HE, Kendal, England
Phone Number: 01539-725133
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, the Brewery has a 450...
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Owner description: Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, the Brewery has a 450 capacity music venue, three cinemas, two visual arts galleries, a drama studio, meeting rooms, a recently refurbished Grainstore restaurant, Warehouse Café, the famous Vats Bar, and a fantastic theatre seating 200.

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This island of calm in the centre of the often busy town of Kendal is a Must See visit for anyone visiting the English Lake District. Known as the Gateway to the Lakes, Kendal is well worth a visit whenever in the area and is an excellent wet weather visit on a rainy day. The Brewery Arts Centre has it... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Travelled down on a wild stormy night and found a refuge that was warm and welcoming. Seats comfortable, viewing position very good, we were at the rear side area, and sound spot on. Ideal auditorium for the gig by Marcus Brigstocke, who was very very funny!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ordered pizza and salad in the Vats Bar during a very busy Kendal Mountain Film Festival where the bar was super busy. Food - I had Duck Salad - amazing and my freind had a pizza - perfectly cooked and ssuper fast service. Great evening.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We attended (11.10.14) this 'sit-down comedy' as the artist formerly lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen described it - and were subjected to a dull-witted outpouring of foul-mouthed spite directed at various other celebrities (sporting and musical), venues (including this one), audience members - even, his two accompanying musicians; he attempted some of his songs with false starts and... More 

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st helens merseyside
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We only went there for a meal. It was busy so possibly better to book if going before a show. Had to look out for someone leaving to get a table as no queue system

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kendal,cumbria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good choice of tapas and pizzas. Clearly marked gluten-free food, prepared in a non contaminated environment. Worth booking in advance

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unfortunately, I think the Vats bar has gone down the pan in terms of quality. We ate from the tapas menu on a Sat evening around 7:30pm. I'm not a fan of their cask ales; which I don't think are either kept well or selected well either. We took the only spare table, which was near the washing up area... More 

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Dan S, Manager at Brewery Arts Centre, responded to this review

We were really sorry to hear that your experience here was so poor. We try and maintain very high standards and are always anxious to learn from incidents like this. To help us find out a little bit more about what went wrong, and to allow us to fix things in the future, we'd be really grateful if you could... More 

Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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277 reviews 277 reviews
120 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

So, you travel to the lakes and want to experience great beer and excellent food. Look no further!!! The staff are helpful and knowlegeble. The ales are superb and the food just excellent. I am a chef and squid is a favorite of mine - Cooked just perfectly, fresh and soft. Just superb.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A buzzing art centre with a few bars, a concert room called the malt room and a cinema showing cult and classic films. (Northern Soul was on this night). We plumped for the comedy night in the malt room. Very spacious with a bar with a variety of beers on tap and two hand pulls. There were six acts on... More 

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Dan S, Marketing Team at Brewery Arts Centre, responded to this review

We're delighted you had such a great evening. We love comedy at The Brewery - check out who's coming this season! More 

Scotland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Jazz night on Thursday night. Not a jazz fan but what a great night- music , atmosphere! Has it's own beer as well as a good selection of others

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