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Watermill Inn & Brewing Co.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
+44 1539 821309
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00:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 21:00
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merseyside
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We frequently shop off here for a meal on the way home from the lakes. We are never disappointed. Lovely food, always fast service. Beer very Good too

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Thank tracey p
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently using the directions from the Inn's website. The welcome and advice on the different real ales was first rate. My wife had the game pie and I had the lamb casserole. Both were accompanied with chunks of fresh bread and butter. The food was really tasty and plentiful. Well worth a visit.

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Thank paul_ofarrell
Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After we spotted this pub on the way to Ambleside, we found it again on the way back to Kendal where we were staying. So glad we stopped here as it's one of the best pub dinners I've had - perfectly beer battered haddock and home cooked chips with mushy peas, delicious, big portions and really good prices as well.... More 

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Thank Beth S
Marks Tey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Game pie was absolutely superb, hospitality excellent and great beers .... and very dog friendly with lovely atmosphere & log fire

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Thank Ian H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overpriced pub food. Quaint dining rooms. Dog friendly. No where to park when it's busy. Tables can't be booked.

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Thank Graham E
Stourbridge
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute booking for just after Christmas and I got the last available room - small but beautifuly formed - fantastic shower. River Bar for dogs but where you can eat as well - the home made soup was fantastic - evening meal very good. The beer is made on the premises, a micro brewery that can be viewed through... More 

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Thank Justallwoman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

have visited this pub several times over the last 12 months and have never had a bad meal. they brew their own beer on site and all food is prepared fresh. would definitely recommend

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good little pub, good food and good beer. Fair prices and dogs welcome. Children's menu is ok and good specials boards.

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Thank Jon P
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in at the Watermill recently on our way home to the midlands at the end of a great week in the Lakes. The pub is lovely inside, with a very homely, traditional feel, and had a log fire on the go. You can't book tables here, but we visited in early evening, so had no problem getting in.... More 

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Thank Steve W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Such a great pub to visit even if you don't have a dog. Local beers are great with the most amusing names. Staff friendly and helpful and the food was good. Returning with my dog next time for sure 😁👍🏻

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 21:00
Monday
00:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 21:00
Thursday
00:00 - 21:00
Friday
00:00 - 21:00
Saturday
00:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?