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Watermill Inn & Brewing Co.

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Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
+44 1539 821309
00:00 - 21:00
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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch when we discovered The Watermill Inn. We ordered the salsa nachos to share as a starter. They were lovely and did not disappoint. My partner and I both had the beef burger which came in a brioche bun with homemade chips. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. My only criticism would be... More 

Thank Loraine T
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and a bonus we could eat out with our dog on holiday. Me and my husband both had the game casserole which was gorgeous. Loved the micro brewery and even bought some bottles of ale to take home. Lovely food, service and atmosphere.

Thank Tilly36
Hyde, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have just spent a couple of days at the lakes for my birthday, we stayed in Windermere at a nice B&B, there was no bar where we stayed and decided to drive out and find somewhere nice for a drink and a meal, we didn't have to drive far, it was only about 2 miles and... More 

Thank baywatchHyde
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner here a couple of nights during our stay in Ings and the food was always very delicious. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the service was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals here at the Inn and they were a reasonable price.

Thank Gusswisstrip
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub located in between Kendal and Windermere in the village of Ings. Have been many times here and its always top rate. The food is excellent and great portion sizes which are always welcome after a walk up the hills. The pub serves a large variety of cask ales, many of which are brewed on site, they are all... More 

Thank Andy P
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited this pub and it's micro brewery many times over the last three years, good food, great atmosphere, nice staff and excellent beers

Thank Ned N
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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

Thank tracey p
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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.

Thank paul_ofarrell
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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 

Thank Beth S
Marks Tey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Ian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
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?