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The Lakes Distillery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“afternoon tea”(103 reviews)
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Set in the backdrop of the beautiful Cumbrian hills and mountains, The Lakes Distillery, the largest distillery in England, is set in an area of unimaginable beauty next to Bassenthwaite Lake. Overlooked by one of the Lakes’ highest peaks, Skiddaw...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9SJ, England
+44 17687 88850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A superb renovation of old farm buildings and a half decent distillery tour but there are two areas the place excels in: The standard of the finishes on the renovation are first class and the attention to detail is obvious, whilst not overly important to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank mittyfamily
Reviewed yesterday

We decided to do this tour as the weather was bad and we had a voucher in our cabin making the tour £6.25. It was well worth it and i would have paid full price. The guide was great and seeing all the ins and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Abbi-the-cat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went a few month ago to bistro, pleased with service and food. Went a few week ago, terrible, ran by kids, drink ordering was a very difficult task, when came the order was wrong, young chap lifted my glass and put his nose to it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lesbabs
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here on the tour of the distillery, what a beautiful attraction from the car park to the old farm buildings that have been renovated to an unbelievably high standard. The actual distillery was smaller than I was anticipating but the tour guide made...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank PrimalSteve
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were shown a video of the area & the history of the distillery but it was run a little too fast.. The helicopter flight was speeded up & it made many of us feel queasy. Interesting to see how whiskey, vodka & gin were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another fabulous meal at this lovely restaurant. Attentive, friendly staff, good food, relaxed ambience, really enjoyed it 😊

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank SharonFromPenrith
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about The Lakes Distillery excites superlatives.The car park and path to the buildings are well designed and constructed with good lighting at night. That is the first impression. The imaginatively designed metal gates at the entrance are by a local artist with an international...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Morokani
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited and did the tour, the Lakes distillery is a good place to visit the our is very informative and ends with a tasting session, there is a nice gift shop and an excellent cafe / restaurant with a good menu, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Erni B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A young distillery in a lovely location with a nice bistro. We did the tour, but there was maintenance on and nothing running, so a bit disappointed not seeing anything in production. Tasting at the end promised a sample of the whisky, gin and vodka...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CliffMann
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked up in the northern Lakes this may be a little drive for some visitors to the area but it is well worth it. The distillery tour is informative and interesting, concluding with tasting samples of their whisky, gin and vodka. The tour takes about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Bernie L
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Fred A
November 28, 2018|
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Response from kurup_raje | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the crowd, they schedule the tours from 1000-1800, would be better to confirm prior on phone before so that there are no disappointments.
October 12, 2018|
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Response from tillylady | Reviewed this property |
Armathwaite Hotel is very close, I have never stayed there as we have a motor home but have heard good things about it
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Digdap | Reviewed this property |
I can’t imagine so.