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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: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for lunch when traveling

Spotted this place on our journey northwards. Great food and staff. A good start to our adventures. Loved the selection of beers and the names and brilliant! ,

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One Thursday lunch time myself & the other half went out to this lovely country pub. The meal we had was brilliant and the staff was friendly. The only down side was when paying for the meal when the card machine had gone down. I had to drive to Windermere to get some cash out. Other than that.. We would... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This inn and craft brewery is situated off a side road in the village of Ings, on the way to Windermere. Do not miss it. A terrific family and dog friendly welcome is assured and the food matches the superior quality of the beer. Try the tasting of three choices to determine which of their brews suits you. I fell... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Watermill Inn is tucked behind a main road and unless you are looking for it, you'd never know it was there. I stumbled across this place when I googled Breweries/Kendal. So glad we stopped here. They brew their own ales which are all very distinctive and flavoursome in taste and have the best names ! Shih Tzu Faced being my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Spotted this place on our journey northwards. Great food and staff. A good start to our adventures. Loved the selection of beers and the names and brilliant! ,

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Having escaped the millions of tourists in Windermere we ventured in to the Watermill Inn just a few miles away for a quick quiet drink. Magnificent pub. Food looked fantastic but unfortunately we were not overly hungry and so cannot comment. Great friendly atmosphere from staff and customers alike. Will return very soon to attack the menu.

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Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

food & service fab hugh plates full .16 home brews to chose from great place.we ate two nights as it was so good first night recomend the fish its like moby dick.

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Penrith
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Watermill at Ings, hidden off the main Kendal-Windermere road, is a really great find. The food is consistently impressive, especially the seafood platter and the real ale brewed on site is wonderful.

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Redcar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Dropped in for late lunch after researching their website, and TripAdviser reviews. Not only is this place a Real Pub, its also a micro brewery, full of character. If you want a real taste of a British Pub, this place fits the bill. Good menu choices, food was really nice and good value-it's not cheap in the Lake District. Alongside... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stopped for lunch during a walk. Really friendly staff. Excellent beer and our ploughman's lunch was really nice.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A local recommended this pub to us when we were staying in Staveley just outside Ings. 6 of us had a lovely meal each with a non-alcoholic drink and it came to total of £80.00 which was very reasonable. The food was lovely, served quickly and the local people were very welcoming. The dogs were also welcome which was ideal... 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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