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Bistro at the Distillery

| Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9SJ, England
+44 17687 88850
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (19 reviews)
“scotch egg” (7 reviews)
“pork loin” (5 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9SJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning little cafe / bistro, food fantastic, staff very professional and helpful. Exceptionally high standards echoed right through both the Distillery and Bistro. Worth a visit

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed a Birthday Dinner here with my family. Food was excellent, great ambiance and friendly staff.I appreciated the lovely assiette of cakes afterwards to mark my celebration. Special mention has to go to waiter Jordan who anticipated our needs and was a smiler.

Thank Hellings
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every aspect of the meal was great from our welcome, the service and the stunning food. Would definitely eat here again if I'm in the Lakes

Thank heatherbJ9787BD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my parents for a tour of the Distillery and decided to wait in the coffee shop it was really lovely, great coffee nice seating areas inside and out and really friendly staff, the brownies were very good, next time we are in the...More

Thank vanessa k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch after the distillery tour and probably had the best fish and chips I've ever tasted (the minted peas were amazing). Gorgeous food, reasonably priced, lovely staff and atmosphere and a great selection of choice on the menu. This place is a must-go...More

Thank Paige D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bistro was able to meet very strict dietary requirements in an accommodating way - without fuss. The menu was reasonably long. The only blemish on our experience (after a tour of the distillery) was the thick cut chips. The thin chips, which were available...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our afternoon tea after a tour of the distillery. What a huge amount of food we got, we couldn't believe it and we gave it a good try, but had to admit defeat and leave some cakes. The staff were friendly and attentive....More

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice menu, food very good if a little pricey. Would have liked to see one or two more reasonably priced light options. Nice clean cafe, good service. Would certainly go again.

Thank GailB B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday lunch..friendly service. Pretty setting.. Would definitely recommend.. Sadly didn't have time to do the tour or any shopping!!.. Maybe next time!

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice tea and cake break after the tour. Ours was nice, plus looking around at what others were having was also great. But was a little pricey. But the quality was excellent, very nice. You can sit and have meals of all sorts....More

Thank Footie14
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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 tyersjean93 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that children's portions could be arranged, Staff and chef very obliging!
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 88850
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