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Brewery Arts Centre

Open Now: 09:00 - 23:00
Open today: 09:00 - 23:00
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up a side alley by the Kendal hostel so not easy to find but a little gem if you come across it... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
chris c
Deeside, United Kingdom
Nice venue with good food and drink

Tuesday night and it was reasonably busy in Vats Bar. Good drinks selection and nice menu but a... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Workington, United Kingdom
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Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, the Brewery has a 450 capacity music venue, three cinemas, two visual arts galleries, a drama studio, meeting rooms, a recently refurbished Grainstore restaurant, Warehouse...more
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Highgate | La9 4he, Kendal, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the brewery cinema with my mother who was taken ill while we were there, after enquiring I was annoyed to find out several first aiders were on the premises and not 1 of them came to check on my mother, a big...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bell0111
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here about 3 times since the new menu and I had the same food as I have tried before but tonight was extremely disappointed. Although the food was hot and brought to us reasonably soon, the chicken in the kimichi burger was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EmmaLanghorne
AimeeG385, Marketing at Brewery Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Thank you for your review, I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal with us and that the food was not up to our usual standards, we have been working hard to ensure a high standard and consistency so please do come back again...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Great bar and restaurant with friendly young staff and relaxed atmosphere. Brewery Arts Centre has a good range of films and is a great venue for other acts. A number of good festivals on here throughout the year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J386PLdianap
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely amazing place the set up is fantastic for films speakers theatre all kinds of events, I love the Kendal mountain film festival and this venue never disappoints it only gets better every year , the staff are always friendly and helpful and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kenjoalejandro
Reviewed 13 November 2018

up a side alley by the Kendal hostel so not easy to find but a little gem if you come across it. has a cinemas well as a cafe

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chris c
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Had a really good evening seeing Karine Polwart at the Brewery Arts Centre. Went into the Vats Bar at the venue beforehand. Beer was excellent (with a good variety on offer), and brilliant pizza too. Bar staff were very friendly and helpful and the music...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FarAway37765420305
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Tuesday night and it was reasonably busy in Vats Bar. Good drinks selection and nice menu but a little pricey. Chicken thighs very tasty but chips a little dry. The venue is beautiful with a huge garden area - perfect for warmer weather! Only minus...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nomi_1303
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I love my music but trying to have a family meal with it so loud made for a frustrating time.Enjoyed the curry though!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DaveHill1
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Warehouse cafe may be just one small part of Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre but it’s in desperate need of a shake-up from the management. The staff are often too interested in chatting among themselves to engage with their customers, the coffee and hot chocolate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

What a afternoon, really fantastic. A local band 'Seals' were playing in the grounds of the Brewery Arts Centre and they were awesome. The only slight negative is that there was only one barman in the outside bar and the que was massive. In fairness...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lynn H
17 September 2015|
Response from Deborah B | Property representative |
We have a car park at The Brewery, but get here early as it does fill up quickly. Otherwise Abbot Hall car park is just across the road.
laura b
29 June 2015|
Response from O2704URjeffk | Reviewed this property |
Hi Best check out their web site as they always have loads on