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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%
Travellers talk about
“apple pie” (18 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Open Now
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 2 weeks ago

Called in on spec after a long drive to be greeted by a roaring fire, a large specials board and lots of similarly attired wet travellers and dogs appreciating a lovely pub ambience. The bar staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was equally...More

Thank bonardancer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd like to thank the hosts of this establishment for their kindness. I booked to stay here last Saturday and after driving for 3hrs and arriving at the property to check in, that's when I found out i'd booked the previous night... until checking more...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent recommendation the menu is extensive. We went for the smaller version of the Gammon and the Haddock. These were more than adequate for us. The ale selection was also extensive and deserved four stars. Yes! Worth two visits.

Thank djp07kenmore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started to come here on a regular basis as it is reasonably close to our mum's house and she is a big fan of it. And with me being a CAMRA member so am I, and with the Windermere Brewery attached to the pub. You...More

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here a few times over the years, good atmosphere, good service, excellent choice of beers, good wholesome food.

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby and thought we would give the pub a go... And we wernt disappointed! we ate there 3 times in 7 days. Plus their own beer from the micro brewery is great. People mention about too many dogs, but theres plenty of...More

Thank DWSW90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were in the area we decided to call in for a pint ; and we weren't disappointed Although we would have liked to sit outside , as the weather was very good , the beer garden was packed , so it is always...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service today was patchy and the food just OK. Steak & ale pie was served with square of pastry that was akin to a shortbread biscuit. The meat was tender. Dog friendly and in a nice spot, close to Windermere .

Thank Howi58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank ktbather
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

1  Thank Helvellyn2013
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Luke S
21 July 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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