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Vats Bar

) #52 of 106 Restaurants in Kendal ££ - £££ , Pizza, Spanish
122A Highgate | Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
+44 1539 725133
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (42 reviews)
“pre theatre” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Spanish, Pub
££ - £££
122A Highgate | Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Visited here for the first time on a work's night out. We sat in one of the huge vats, hence the name, and this was quirky and comforable. I had a pizza, and I have to say, it was probably one of the best pizza's...More

Thank Bay-Pixie
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We have eaten in the Vats bar many times and it can be quite hit and miss. The pizzas are always good, the lunchtime salads have also been good. The tapas is a more tricky animal! We've tried a variety of the tapas and some...More

Thank Jo A
Deborah B, Manager at Vats Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry that you feel that some of the Tapas is a bit hit and miss. Your comments will be reported back and addressed.

Reviewed 20 July 2014

Literally. you can sit in an old barrel which has got a round bench and table in it. Lovely beer, didn't try the food here but theres a great Thai restaurant just across the road.

Thank Janine S
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Good food, somewhere a bit different - an interesting venue with atmosphere. Really good when it's not too busy or food gets delayed for some random reason. Definitely worth considering if going to a film or concert at The Brewery Arts Centre — or somewhere...More

Thank 976barbaram
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We were going to a concert at the Brewery Arts centre and decided to eat before hand. We couldn't get into the restaurant as it was packed, but we fancied eating outside anyway, so that worked well, and we could order food from the menu...More

Thank Soozintheshed
Deborah B, Manager at Vats Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thanks for the review. We're delighted that you had such a great time at The Brewery and look forward to seeing you here again. And we're very sorry about the little incident you witnessed, we will review this with our team.

Reviewed 16 April 2014

Yes the Vats Bar is the best in town, but hey Kendal has a huge selection of sad pubs ... Vats is part of the Brewery Arts Centre and is popular with people going there for live music or a film. Vats always has a...More

Thank TheHikingDude
Reviewed 16 March 2014

we were meeting friends we had not seen for a while and thought as they could park here this was a good place to meet. It was about 4pm and not many people in the bar but as our previous visits the staff looked disinterested...More

2  Thank walkthisway464
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

We'd eaten here last October and liked it enough to call back the next day for lunch before leaving for home. Made a special trip from Doncaster and stayed in Kendal to eat here again. The Vats restaurant was fully booked all spare tables reserved....More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Went with friends thought the menu looked strange just went for a pizza - absolutly superb the best pizza in Kendal - will visit again

Thank suewroe
Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Came in last night and ordered warm butternut salad with lentils - it was delicious although I was a bit disappointed their were no salad leaves and a large proportion of cherry toms that I had to pic out, leaving my 'salad' a little sparse....More

2  Thank Julia T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Bar, Pizza, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122A Highgate | Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 725133
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There's a great choice of eating and drinking at the Brewery - something for every taste. The Brewery has somewhere to eat all day, every day of the week. In the Day: The Warehouse: a relaxed lounge, serving a range of drinks from Farrer's specialty teas to bottles of local Hawkshead ale. It also serves the best latte in town. Eat locally made cakes, homemade scones and soups. In the Evening: The Vats Bar & Grainstore: Our extraordinary bar and restaurant serve a range of superb beers, wines and spirits and serve the famous Brewery Pizzas and our fabulous 'Brewery Tapas'. The Vats and Grainstore are bustling, off-beat, friendly venues and should be part of any night out in the 'Auld Grey Town'.
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