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Watermill Inn & Brewing Co
Ranked #2 of 5 Ings B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Real ale lovers paradise”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Once again a great time at this Excellent hostelry, a lovely easily accessible pub (though parking can be a problem). The rooms are well equipped and always spotlessly clean with en-suite facilities and if you wish to take your dog they are given a very warm welcome. As well as a marvellous selection of beers brewed on site (all with doggie connections, the latest addition Shihtzu faced-7% alcohol ) Collie Wobbles being my favourite, a wide selection of guest beers are always available. The food and service is also of a very high standard with a large menu including snacks as well as substantial meals, and a selection of daily specials. A good nights sleep can be enjoyed in very tranquil surroundings once the bar is closed

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Booked as a surprise for my husbands birthday and took our 12 year old jack russell. Absolutely fantastic stay...so dog friendly and access to back of pub at night for guests...again...perfect for the dog! Lovely food...great atmosphere...very helpful and accommodating staff...cant praise enough...only downside...a little noisy in the room as near to dual carriageway but wont let that put us off...already planning second visit for our dogs 13th birthday in june! Thumbs up watermill you will do for us! 2 pints of collie wobbles sle please!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Just returned from a one night stay at The Watermill Inn at Ings. We had room 8 which had a balcony, it was very clean, excellent shower and spotless bathroom. All of the staff were very friendly and the food and beer were all very good. The breakfast was excellent.Very dog friendly as well which we were very happy with even though our dog was not with us on this occasion. Good value for money and we shall return. Thankyou.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

My husband and I have eaten at the Watermill on various occasions on the way to Bowness. This time we decided to stay here.
The food was excellent, ate at lunch time and again I the evening, excellent tasty food. Homemade chips are a must with the lasagne being one of the best I have eaten in a long while. Steak and Ale pie for my husband who thoroughly enjoyed it.
The place was very busy on a Saturday night, but sat by the roaring log fire with wine for myself and beer for my husband was a great night.
Atmosphere is very laid back and friendly, bar and service staff excellent.
Breakfast was very good and set us up for the day.
One down side to our stay room 4 noisy, pick another room.
Would stay again just in another room.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Nice building but limited parking.
The beer was good, but the service left a sour taste in our mouths.
The woman behind the bar was downright rude, as a result we only stayed for one.
If you like your ale but manners aren't important to you then this is the place for you!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Only stayed the one night but we were made to feel very welcome especially by the two ladies at breakfast. The beer was excellent and the Inn is worthy of a visit just for that. Wish we had stayed for two nights.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We have eaten here but never stayed at the Inn , Beer & Food fabulous , rooms very clean but a bit small for larger people .Very friendly and efficient staff. Beware the meals are VERY generous, small portions are available on some of the menu. We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Watermill Inn & Brewing Co
Address: | near Windermere, Ings LA8 9PY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ings
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Ings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Watermill Inn & Brewing Co 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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