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Watermill Inn & Windermere Brewing Co

$$ - $$$, British,
Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
+44 1539 821309
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant british food. Great atmosphere. Friendly pub. Would recommend this to anyone near by as it's reasonably priced.

Thank ktbather
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I disagree how to rate the Watermill. She says, four stars. Her argument is that its a nice enough pub, but not exceptional. She has not tasted the beer. I have. I say - the food is good, at the top of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a group of 10. Great food that’s reasonably priced,fab beers and friendly service. Will definitely be back soon.

Thank nurse1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quirky and friendly pub and restaurant. I chose Minted Lamb Hotpot. The landlord said it was a good choice and he was right. One of the tastiest meals out I have had the pleasure of eating. Loads of chunks of tasty lamb in a...More

Thank Irisboo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pub/restaurant/brewery is suitable for all ages and all food types including gluten-free. They don’t take bookings and so you need to arrive early to ensure you get a table. Great choice of real ales as well as wines and spirits including specialist gins. I...More

Thank Bazzza53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely set of people who work at the Watermill, super friendly and efficient. The hotel has a lovely vibrant atmosphere and a super bar area, dog friendly. The food was brilliant and the brewed on site beer is brilliant also. We stayed the...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Cartmel for the weekend and after shopping in Kendal we made the short drive to The Watermill for lunch. The food and the real ale were incredible. Plenty of choice of fine ales as it has its own micro brewery!

Thank Gary M
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Great food and even better real ales from the micro brewery. Dog and boot friendly. Would highly recommend this place to walkers, drinkers or eaters alike.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Food was good. Choice of beers. Good staff. Lovely location looking over the river. Good starting point for walks to Windermere

Thank Suzywac
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Popped in on our way home from the lakes to try some real Ale. We sampled the different ales in 1/3 pints as we wanted to try them all. The atmosphere was welcoming and the food looked great! Our favorites were the Golden Retriever and...More

Thank G_P_Morris01
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Luke S
July 20, 2017|
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Response from lakespub | Property representative |
Hi Luke Yes are beers brewed here are nearly all available in bottles for sale over the Bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 821309
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