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Watermill Inn & Brewing Co.

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Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
01539-821309
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pub with it's own brewery

A proper pub as opposed to a restaurant pub so it has comfortable bars and a good range of drinks including their brewed beer. Good wide range of food but although they offer gluten free only one main course is GF. If they offer GF the range should be wider although in fairness they can(and did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Colin C
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Tenterden
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited this pub and restaurant on a Wednesday evening we were out shopping and thought we would eat out instead of having to cook when we got home. We had passed the Watermill a number of times when going to Windermere and had often said we should call there. I had looked at the reviews and a lot of them... More 

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Tenterden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A proper pub as opposed to a restaurant pub so it has comfortable bars and a good range of drinks including their brewed beer. Good wide range of food but although they offer gluten free only one main course is GF. If they offer GF the range should be wider although in fairness they can(and did) adapt a dish to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My partner and I wanted to stay at a place that had a brewery attached; as beer home brewers and beer nerds it had to happen. I was pleased with the food, breakfast especially (included in price). Not all that impressed with the beer. The room was very comfortable. It sloped toward the street, and the linoleum was bubbling in... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lovely traditional pub with big open fire and welcoming staff. Brewery on site that produces some fantastic beers. Ordered food whilst we were there, which was okay but we have had far better for a similar price in the local area.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I ate here tonight with my partner and was thoroughly impressed with the food,atmosphere, staff and ale selection. The pub is dog friendly and was very accommodating to our dog, and the food was superb. Would recommend

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was staying nearby with my partner and we ate here one evening after driving past earlier in the day on our way to Windermere. It was a very wet and windy night which we arrived, so was glad to get inside to a warm and cosy bar area. The menu had a very good selection - I had the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

we went here last night. I had steak and ale pie with chips and veg and couldn't fault anything. The pie was incredibly tasty and the chips were very good indeed. My husband had the fish and chips and again he couldn't fault it. Service was very good without being over-bearing. Unfortunately we just didn't have room for pudding!

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Liverpool
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We looked online for a couple of dog friendly pubs in the area while going to Windermere and this came up as one of the closest to us so gave it a shot.... It is so nice to get a friendly welcome in any pub you haven't visited before and everyone here is certainly friendly and welcoming. Staff great, lovely... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I spent a lot of time here as a kid and still come back now and again as an adult. The atmosphere is great and the staff are always really friendly and chatty. The food is on the whole average although the BBQ ribs I had last visit were amazing. It is often very busy so sometimes you have to... More 

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UK
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We came here for dinner as we were staying in Ings and this was our local. Everyone was friendly and the beer was good but the food was average, it wasn't microwaved chain pub food but the presentation and quality of veg/ side dishes let the mains down a bit. Whilst eating our meal water started coming through the ceiling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: 01539-821309

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?