Watermill Inn

The Watermill Inn,
Ings, Cumbria England LA8 9PY
brewpub (Watermill)  3.85/5.0 12 reviews
Mon-Sat 11.45am-11pm; Sun 11.45am-10.30pm

Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (7) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: ?
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb  (187) Edinburgh, Scotland | January 11, 2017
Handily placed brewery tap just outside Windermere, so hard to have an excuse not to go here. Six of their own beers on tap. Then it’s possible to buy up to 8 in bottle (different ratings for most). The food was good pub grub. Dogs everywhere - good if you’re into that, but can be a bit noisy if they all start to howl/yelp at the same time. A nice ambient atmosphere apart from that, as it seems to be a base for walkers (and their dogs). Nice, friendly service.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001  (273) Portlethen, Scotland | November 10, 2016
Way off the beaten track. Cavernous, not sure how they manage to keep the number of beers on cask in a drinkable condition, but they seem to manage. Worth a detour fort he chance at some less obvious local beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (2738) Charlotte , North Carolina | June 27, 2016
Nice place just off the main A591. Street parking, with some spaces a short walk away. Basement rooms, two part bar with plenty of taps, their own and guests. Beers were tasty enough. Panels of three thirds were very cheap. Staff knew the beers well and had good recommendations. Didn’t try the food. Worth a look.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (1029) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | March 13, 2013
Have visited the Watermill on a number of occasions on trips to and from the lakes, including an overnight stop. Old building with a couple of rooms around an L-shaped bar with 16 sticks. Water mill type device outside. Of the 16 sticks always a good 13 or 14 have been in service on my visits. Have had lunch and evening meals here, food is very good including the fry up on the night I stopped over. Service is fine. They have local poetry nights. Beer range is from local (ish) micro’s. JW Lees Moonraker was avaialble on draft on most of my visits here and was sold in halfs! Worth a diversion off the M6.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey  (34) NUNEATON, England | February 21, 2013| Updated February 22, 2013
Stayed a night following Boro’s gloriously undeserved triumph at Holker St, 17/02/13. Folks sulking on arrival which loses it a point. 12 beers on not the advertised 16; mostly Watermill with pedestrian guests- another point gone. Experience dominated by yapping canines, owners, children, the hushed chinking of English cutlery, unintentionally hilarious Glaswegians demanding complementary naans, creaking doors, squeaking bedsprings. A door opens in an adjacent room and it feels as though a door has been opened in your head. Quaint or torturous depending on your level of insomnia/sleep deprivation threshold. Food filling, functional, overpriced. Recommend anything containing free-range Cumbrian superchicken. House brews uniformly uninteresting. Worth a stop but don’t overnight unless you are a heavy-sleeping non-English tourist content to spend an evening nodding over 12 variations on a hopless theme.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | August 30, 2012
A bit of a travelling lodge about the place, popular enough as a dining venue. Nice selection of ales and worth stopping off if in the neighbourhood.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk  (346) Edinburgh , Scotland | May 23, 2012
really big pub, with nice outside areas ... some with nice shelter and shade ... multi rooms ... nice windows to cellar and brewery ... friendly ... kids welcome ... good food and pretty damn decent beer,
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste  (145) , England | March 11, 2012
A little busy as this is the local hotspot and the staff can be on edge becasue of it. But this is the place to get nearly every Watermill beer. Their food is excellent. A worthy visit but a strange experience. Dogs everywhere.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (1175) London, England | December 29, 2011
A nice brewpub (and popular dining spot) with a prodigious output. The Watermill Inn is just off the busy main road between Windermere and Kendal. It has a newly renovated feel about it, with rough stone whitewashed walls in the lounge, a personalised carpet, a conservatory area, a small patio and accommodation upstairs. There’s a big choice of beers with 8 taps in the main bar and another 8 in the lounge. They serve the Watermill’s own brews, many of which have dog-related names, as well as guest beers. Although it’s a pleasant place to visit just for a drink it is quite “foody” – everyone apart from us was eating when we were there early one Saturday evening. (Visited 22 October 2011).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
RichardW  (44) Carlisle, England | July 29, 2011
Superb Lake District brewpub. Upto 16 cask ales available, with a good selection (usually 5) of their own. Lovely ambience, no piped or jukebox music or gaming machines, just a fine atmosphere. Good outdoor drinking area, exellent and varied food menu, accommodation is popular and of a good quality with some fine views from the rear rooms over to the fells. Good bottled beer range, real cider and Hoegaarden also available. What with the Hawkshead beer hall and the Eagle and Child within 2 miles, this is a goldmine of a beer hunters area and in such a gorgeous part of the world too.

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