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Brewery Arts Centre

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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up a side alley by the Kendal hostel so not easy to find but a little gem if you come across it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chris c
Nice venue with good food and drink

Tuesday night and it was reasonably busy in Vats Bar. Good drinks selection and nice menu but a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Workington, United Kingdom
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  • Terrible3%
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“vats bar”(19 reviews)
“malt room”(18 reviews)
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...more
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Highgate | La9 4he, Kendal, England
+44 1539 725133
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an absolutely amazing place the set up is fantastic for films speakers theatre all kinds of events, I love the Kendal mountain film festival and this venue never disappoints it only gets better every year , the staff are always friendly and helpful and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

up a side alley by the Kendal hostel so not easy to find but a little gem if you come across it. has a cinemas well as a cafe

Thank chris c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really good evening seeing Karine Polwart at the Brewery Arts Centre. Went into the Vats Bar at the venue beforehand. Beer was excellent (with a good variety on offer), and brilliant pizza too. Bar staff were very friendly and helpful and the music...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tuesday night and it was reasonably busy in Vats Bar. Good drinks selection and nice menu but a little pricey. Chicken thighs very tasty but chips a little dry. The venue is beautiful with a huge garden area - perfect for warmer weather! Only minus...More

Thank nomi_1303
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I love my music but trying to have a family meal with it so loud made for a frustrating time.Enjoyed the curry though!

Thank DaveHill1
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The Warehouse cafe may be just one small part of Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre but it’s in desperate need of a shake-up from the management. The staff are often too interested in chatting among themselves to engage with their customers, the coffee and hot chocolate...More

1  Thank ChiaraTheCat
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

What a afternoon, really fantastic. A local band 'Seals' were playing in the grounds of the Brewery Arts Centre and they were awesome. The only slight negative is that there was only one barman in the outside bar and the que was massive. In fairness...More

Thank Gwelfro
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This is where I mainly take my children as they can play outside after we’ve eaten. Staff are great. Prices are high ish. But all in all great. Sometimes do deals pizza and cinema on a certain day which is worth it.

Thank sorrensonv
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Called in here with the family and our dog for a quick bite to eat whilst wandering around Kendal. Dogs are only allowed outside but we hit lucky with the weather so it wasn’t a problem. The entrance to the cafe was a little difficult...More

1  Thank EmmaJS23
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Went to see Christopher Robin 20/8/2018. Nice experience. Staff are great. Good venue and charitable organisation. Recommended

Thank Charlie P
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Lynn H
September 17, 2015|
Response from Deborah B | Property representative |
We have a car park at The Brewery, but get here early as it does fill up quickly. Otherwise Abbot Hall car park is just across the road.
laura b
June 29, 2015|
Response from Jeff K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Best check out their web site as they always have loads on