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“John Bramwell at the Brewery” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brewery Arts Centre

Brewery Arts Centre
Ranked #5 of 37 things to do in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 Café, the famous Vats Bar, and a fantastic theatre seating 200.
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“John Bramwell at the Brewery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Visited the Brewery last night to see John Bramwell in concert. First time at the Arts Centre and what a wonderful venue for a gig!! Excellent facilities and staff. Thanks for a great night, hope to be back soon.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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“Great place for live music and cinema ... sometimes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

18 months ago I moved to Kendal and now live just round the corner from BAC. It's a fantastic local venue and I've seen some great bands there already, considering how small the venue is. Last year I saw Buzzcocks, The Damned, Dreadzone, Culture, and the utterly shockingly brilliant Acid Mothers Temple. BUT ... worryingly the BAC line-up for 2014 is rubbish by comparison, hardly any known names, and way too much folky-diddly stuff. I hope they'll get their act together and book some more good music soon. I also approached them with an idea to stage a DJ / Dance / Live Acts night there, and to help finance it, because Kendal doesn't have anything like that ... but I was curtly turned down with an arrogant "oh we only have live music here" ... shame, they do not know what they're missing, as I stage such things professionally. Anyway I should also mention that BAC has two cinemas and show a good selection of new films, including 3D (though you might want to take industrial-strength cleaner along to clean the glasses provided.

Visited April 2014
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Deborah B, Manager at Brewery Arts Centre, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review up of The Brewery. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the line up of bands from last year. We try and put on a wide range of music to suit the many differing tastes our our audience. We will have more music coming up that you may be interested in - The Beat has just been booked for September. http://www.breweryarts.co.uk/music/listing/THE-BEAT1, keep checking the website as we tend to put up one or two new acts a week.

We do have a DANCE night this Saturday (10th May) - VOODOO Robot, which looks like it is going to be a great night.

Thanks for the tip off about the cinema 3D glasses - we have followed this up, if you have more problems with dirty glasses please let us know.
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Excellent service, excellent food! We were welcomed with open arms and waited on attentively! The food was amazing and there was so much choice! Well done!

Visited March 2014
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Dan S, Marketing team at Brewery Arts Centre, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Hi Emma, we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our chef Ged and the kitchen team were delighted to hear that you'd enjoyed it so much. We regularly update the menu - so there's always something new to try. For latest info on Food & Drink at the Brewery follow us on Twitter @CumbriaFoodies
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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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“Nice little venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Great venue, been to a couple of gigs there. Nice bar and the hall is a reasonable size.
Cinema area is also good witha great screen and comfy seats.

Visited March 2014
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“Atmospheric”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

The bustling Vats bar at the Brewery Arts Centre always seems to be busy and buzzing. There is a decent range of beers, wines and other drinks and the pizzas are really good. It's well worth a visit even if you're not attending a function at the Centre.

Visited March 2014
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Dan S, Marketing team at Brewery Arts Centre, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Hi John. Our bar manager Jenny really knows her stuff and works hard at selecting great & interesting beers from across the UK. We bring in new and interesting beers every week so there's always a great choice!
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