Kendal Beer Guide: Your Kendal guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Kendal

98 /100 19 LOWTHER STREET
“Kendal's oldest Wine Bar has now had a great new refurbishment and a cosy warm atmosphere. They have 4 Cask pumps most of which are supported by local breweries. They also have a great range on Keg including a new hybrid lager called Head On that's quaffable! Warming welcome from the staff and the locals at the bar, they now have a Cafe lunch service and a great loyalty reward card if your a regular visitor to Kendal too!“
ResinousChalice59 263 days ago
60 /100 ALLHALLOWS LANE
“Regular JDW. Five Moorhouses beer were available, so nice if you were looking for local ticks.“
saxo 291 days ago
62 /100 ALLHALLOWS LANE
“This JDW had five different Moorhouse beers on at our visit. Otherwise a standard JDW.“
Rasmus40 291 days ago
62 /100 ALLHALLOWS LANE
“Typical JDW with free WiFi guest cask beers and they do food. Guest Cask beers are cheap at 2.15 a pint“
deanso 485 days ago
72 /100
Fell Bar (Bar)
3 LOWTHER STREET
“A nice bar with 3 casks of their own beers and 3 guest casks. Also 8 taps again half their own and half guest. There's a small beer fridge. Free WiFi. Friendly service.“
deanso 485 days ago
72 /100
Indie Craft Beer (Beer Store)
2 KIRKLAND
“Beer shop with a great selection of cans and bottles. They have beer taps too. Free WiFi if you use the Kendal free WiFi. 10% discount for takeaways.“
deanso 485 days ago
72 /100
Indie Craft Beer (Beer Store)
2 KIRKLAND
“Online order. Not a huge selection but what they do have is good, mixture of the latest fuss and hype beers from the top UK breweries, among classic Belgians etc. I managed to pick up some recent releases that were out of stock everywhere else I tried. Pleasant interaction with staff (I assume the owner). Pricing was fine. Packaging was fine, boxed (re-used) with dividers.“
LazyPyro 686 days ago
44 /100 ALLHALLOWS LANE
“Its spoonies and tbf a very nice one . Food is bog standard what you would expect and very good value. Beer choice was a bit limited,but the few local ales they had on draught were superb.“
mashedtattie 747 days ago
54 /100 CASTLE GREEN,
“On the side of a hill on the eastern side of Kendal on the road to Sedbergh, this mainly restaurant had some good aromas coming from the kitchen on my visit. It's in its own building divorced from the actual hotel, with a fairly large car park right in front of it. There's only three cask ale pumps here, all of which I knew very well including two regular ales from the local Bowness brewery, but I do get the impression these are changeable. The keg option were macro stuff. It's fairly plush given its part of the hotel complex.“
ManVsBeer 883 days ago
64 /100
Indie Craft Beer (Beer Store)
2 KIRKLAND
“This is a local newsagents and store, but at the back of the shop next to the counter is several shelves with some very worthwhile cans and bottles from the funkiest of contemporary brewers on the shelves. Think Cloudwater, Alphabet, Northern Monk etc... I picked up a couple of new ones from Marble here.“
ManVsBeer 883 days ago
64 /100 ALLHALLOWS LANE
“Better-than-most Wetherspoons, which is set in a lovely old building (completely renovated inside though, unfortunately). What sets this one apart from most is the large number of craft beers, both local and otherwise. The Hawkshead core range are available, and there are a few breweries (e.g. Tiny Rebel) that I've not seen in a Spoons before. Of course there are better choices in Kendal but I wouldn't rule this one out.“
jjsint 1160 days ago
80 /100
Fell Bar (Bar)
3 LOWTHER STREET
“Cozy and friendly micropub run by Fell Brewery. Small and sparse but there's more seating upstairs. They have six cask and six keg, approximately three of each devoted to Fell's beers and three devoted to guests. The guests come from Cumbria, Liverpool and Newcastle, and all beers stick toward the sessionable strength (6.3% being the strongest) although there are some bottles which may satisfy your bigger ABV needs. Their beers are certainly good; while I have yet to have one that blows me away, from what I've had I think they're capable. This seems like a massively positive addition to the Kendal beer scene.“
jjsint 1161 days ago
64 /100 122A HIGHGATE
“Decent if not amazing bar set off from Highgate. Piped music dampens what would otherwise be a lovely atmosphere. They have a choice of four cask ales - two from Handsome, one from Cross Bay and Hobgoblin - plus a couple of keg (Theakston Peculier IPA and the like). OK condition. Food is tasty but not particularly great value. The menu is the same in the bar as the restaurant.“
jjsint 1161 days ago
82 /100 CASTLE GREEN,
“Good food and three local cask ales in a comfy bright restaurant/bar. Children friendly, you can sit outside with a beautiful relaxing view. We had lunch with our 8months old son, the waitresses were more than just kind and professional!“
Sissio 1203 days ago
82 /100 5 AYNAM ROAD
“I found this place just 5 minutes’ walk from the centre, over the bridge in a SE direction, away from the road. 6 Quality tap ales. Great surprise to find such a gem on my travels from Oz. Highly recommended for aficionadoes like me“
petrusc 1425 days ago
82 /100 13 CASTLE ST
“A hidden gem not far from the railway station. A knowledgeable and helpful landlord is ably assisted by somebody who really knows how to cook! The food is the major pull here, but with 4 real ale taps alongside the usual lager and mass-produced "ale", there is usually something for everyone. Last visit could have been marred by sour Black Sheep but the landlord simply replaced the bad pints with the beers of our choice.“
LeylandAl 2768 days ago
70 /100 ALLHALLOWS LANE
“This outlet of Britain’s biggest pub chain makes great use of a historic building, one that has information about it on the outside as well as inside. The conversion of the ’Wash House’ is a gem and makes for an atmospheric and pleasant place to drink if you’re visiting Kendal or if you are a local. It’s conveniently located of the main town centre drag near the town hall with a big chimney sticking out of it, however it’s hard to get lost here. The usual menu and changing range of ales apply and seating is on a split level.“
ManVsBeer 2907 days ago
68 /100 122A HIGHGATE
“Busy bar within arts venue. Good selection of ales. Great ambiance and an outdoor drinking area.“
Beesbeer 2955 days ago
70 /100 CASTLE GREEN,
“Small bar within a nice country restaurant. This was an absolute jewel to find as it had 4 beers from local or micro breweries on tap. Nice pub food with seating outside which means beautiful views while you sup cask ale.“
AshtonMcCobb 3030 days ago
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