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Bistro at the Distillery

| Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9SJ, England
+44 17687 88850
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9SJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After partaking in the distillery tour we stayed for afternoon tea , what a treat, All nicely presented and everything so freaky and tasty. It was a lovey end to our visit and I would defo. Recommend

Thank Ivy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious lunch, excellent service and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere and fairly reasonably priced.

Thank Kateflem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Bistro today for afternoon tea. The food was delicious and we took home what we couldn't manage to finish. The service was fantastic we had been a few weeks previously for lunch and the lovely young women with blonde hair and glasses made...More

Thank Targo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the bistro for early bird dinner after a tour of the distillery. Nice atmosphere in restaurant and good set menu which was excellent value for money. Quality of food did not disappoint accompanied by good choice of wines made for a really pleasant evening.

Thank shazyaz60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Bistro at the distillery for the second time and it was just as good as the time before. The staff are lovely, attentive and chatty but not overbearing. The food was delicious, I had smoked duck for starter with Salmon bacon and...More

Thank Edith P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the bistro on a Saturday night. Food was amazing. Delicious fish and superb steak, all cooked fantastically well. Great value and great service. Will return and recommend.

Thank Zoe B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was beautiful and reasonably priced (£85 for two adults, two children, 3 courses and drinks). The building and decor is all well-kept and modern. The music could do with turning up a little as it was quite quiet. Service was spot on. Highly recommended.

Thank Beva_bog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After we had done the Tour of the distillery we decided to get a bite to eat in the Bistro. Even though they were busy we managed to get a table, the atmosphere was very comfortable and not overly busy. The menu had a lot...More

Thank KW1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place does a lovely lunch, the menu is varied and everything is always delicious. I’ve been 3 times for business lunches and 1 time for lunch following the Distillery Tour. Reasonably priced & great service. I’ll be back soon.

Thank Topratingfoodie
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

After a long drive to the Lakes, we were pushed for time and needed something to eat before embarking on the Distillery tour and tasting session. For the price, it was an expensive ‘quick bite to eat’. We would have been ok with this if...More

Thank icaANON
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Lewis H | Reviewed this property |
As we had a designated driver, it wasn't an issue, hence can't add to the above.
1 September 2016|
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Response from 43S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a children's menu and a very good one too. Printed on a puzzle and joke page.
Ben D
8 August 2016|
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Response from Pretronas | Reviewed this property |
Yes, full disabled facilities are available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 88850
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The Bistro at the Distillery is comfortable and stylish, offering an informal and modern dining experience to its customers. One of our main goals is to embrace the spirit of the Lake District. We achieve this by using regional ingredients where possible and having a key focus on freshness, flavour and simplicity. The Bistro is a place for a simple coffee and a slice of home-made cake, or go all out with lunch, a full afternoon tea or leisurely three-course supper. You can even dine al-fresco in our beautiful courtyard, or take advantage of our spacious and impressive Boardroom, ideal for functions or private events.
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