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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in Hawkshead for a two week holiday, there’s nothing like the KiTTchEN bar, great variety of beers on tap and on the shelves and fridge, the knowledge of everything they sell is amazing, we had a great time in the KITTchEN enjoying numerous...drinks and having chats with like minded customers as well as Luke,Emma and Jade who are good fun and made us so welcome, highlight of our holiday, thanks again guys, look forward to seeing you again soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Went here for a cold drink and to see the cats was amazing owners really nice and welcoming. There all so cute

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Went in had a beer or two ,very very nice beer and conversation,Luke is friendly landlord and can highly recommend calling in here!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

After stopping in Hawkshead many times my husband and I decided to call into KITTchEN for a drink as we had never been before we had always used the other pubs. I had always wondered why there was never anybody sitting inside whilst all the...other pubs and cafes were really really busy. As the weather wasn't the best we asked to sit inside rather than outside where the majority of people always seem sit, We were shown through to the seating,area, there were no other customers and as soon as the door opened the smell that met us was absolutely horrendous, I have never smelt anything like it in my life it stunk to high heaven! Unbeknown to us there were 7 resident house cats who lived in the bar area . The smell of cat urine was disgusting it was so strong, we felt physically sick and we couldn't wait to get out! I have nothing against cats at all but I think if you are having 7 cats resident in a bar you need to be seriously on top of hygiene side of things. If we had realised what type of bar it was we would have stuck with one of the traditional pubs and avoided KITTchEN at all costs!!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

I recently visited with high hopes but left feeling rather disappointed due to a specific issue that overshadowed the entire experience. We arrived as soon as the doors opened at 11:30 am, and I couldn't help but notice a glaring issue in the restroom. To...my surprise, there was an unflushed mess in the toilet upstairs. This oversight not only reflects poorly on the hygiene standards of the cafe but also makes you question the overall cleanliness of the establishment. It's a basic expectation for any establishment to maintain a clean and sanitary restroom for its customers. This issue alone left a lasting negative impression on my visit. In addition to this, the staff were quite abrupt when asked for recommendations, which made me feel unwelcome. The overall experience was disappointing, and I will not be coming back. The restroom issue and the brusque service were simply too much to overlook, and I hope these concerns are addressed to provide a more pleasant experience for future patrons. Given that we arrived as soon as the cafe opened, it's concerning to think that it may have been the owners who left the mess unattended.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

As cat lovers we couldn’t wait to come here. The smell of cat urine hit you straight away. The cats seemed to be content in sleeping except for one who didn’t like people he didn’t know. One female member of staff I think the owner...very abrupt and rude. Bad language signs up and outside quite offensive and unnecessary. The cats fur didn’t feel as soft as I would have expected even though they were rescue cats. Not a pleasant environment to sit and enjoy a drink. Needless to say we only stayed 10 mins. Not as well cared for as the ones you see in cat cafe. We won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Stopped here for a beer on August Bank Holiday. Nice range of craft beers and some outside seating. We were told that kids under 16 were not allowed in the cat cafe part as 'some just don't behave' Shame as this rule keeps changing (it...used to be 10). We also noticed a sign by the till saying 'No t*ats'. Perhaps the owner can explain this to my 10 year old who asked what it meant ??!!. In summary....Nice beer...poor attitude. Not family friendly. Will not return.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

We laughed, we cried, we gasped, we sighed and we cowered with fear from the tales of dismembered limbs and stories of revenge and screaming skulls. The Director was a brilliant, skillful story teller, and the hour and a half tour was just about right....Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely quirky bar, really good draft stout and lager we sat outside enjoying the sunshine each day we visited, staff were really friendly and couldn't do enough for you

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Lovely quirky place with cats (yes, really - they had their own room) and great beer. Also did wine so we all sat in the sun out on the street having a drink. The bartender was really pleasant and cheerful and made us (tourists on...a coach party) feel really welcome. The bar snacks menu looked good but we were short of time so didn't try any. Wish we'd come here first instead of wasting our time at the less friendly pub over the road (Queens Head).More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

We loved the opportunity to drink among the 7 cute cars where Jasmine took a shine to my coat and had a nap on it last Saturday. We also enjoyed a pint of the IPA Fell and Apple Pulp Craft Cider. Would definitely recommend a...visit.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

Just because they are rescue cats does not mean they have to be kept indoors for the rest of their lives like we were told by owners. Cats need to be independent and not constantly surrounded by strangers invading their space. The place stank of...captivity and depression. Very sad looking cats. Can’t believe rescue centres provide cars to this business. Heartbreaking.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

Cats and beer. What’s not to love? Came on a Sunday afternoon. Great atmosphere nice team behind the bar too. All cats are rescues. Nice views of hawkshead around the place too.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

Visited here to get a break from some heavy rain. From the outside looks great and offers a large selection of bottled craft ales and some draft beers. Unfortunately or fortunately we arrived just as they were setting up for a private event and we’re...told once we had paid for our drinks we could only sit in the small (2 stools) bar area which was ok as we were only staying for one drink. The staff were nice enough, although a bit preoccupied with the private event so not that chatty, and the beer was good. The only issue was that when the doors to the main cafe/drinking area opened there was an awful smell of what one can only describe as a large cat litter! The smell was so off putting we could only last 10 mins. We are not cat haters but definitely not an ambience/smell I would consider great for food/drink.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2022

This review is for Tallow Tales tours which start at KITTchen at 6pm on most Wed and Sun evenings. Such a great alternative tour of Hawkshead by an amazing and enthusiastic talent, even in the rain! Definitely make time to do this on a trip...to the Lake District. A great evening for the entire family, well, kids older than 10 I would recommend. Go to the KITTchen website for more details and booking info.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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