We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Watermill Inn & Brewing Co.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
+44 1539 821309
00:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 00:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

474 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 469: English reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great pub to visit even if you don't have a dog. Local beers are great with the most amusing names. Staff friendly and helpful and the food was good. Returning with my dog next time for sure 😁👍🏻

Thank CatherinM
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
231 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Busy pub with varied choice of food to order at the bar. Efficient and prompt service so didn't have to wait too long despite being full of diners early evening. Food served all day.

Thank horacesmum
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We remembered this pub from our last visit many years before and planned to go back. We were not disappointed. From the wonderful hop aroma when you arrived in the car park to the warm, welcoming interior right through to the great selection of local ales, view of the micro brewery, selection, quality and taste of food to it being... More 

Thank AngeLP999_12
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We came here primarily so that the boys could try out the pub's own beer, which didn't disappoint. Our friends had been here before but hadn't eaten here. There was a comprehensive menu and the food arrived promptly and was absolutely delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful; the boys tried 2 flights of the local brews and bought a load... More 

Thank bhillgal
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to the Watermill for years - since not long after it opened- on my own and with family- and this is the first time we have come away disappointed - unreasonable wait for mediocre food. A victim of its own popularity perhaps. Still the beer remains good!

Thank ph080304
Level Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Possibly the MOST dog friendly pub we've ever been too...and that's a good thing. We went in, were made to immediately feel at home by the staffs' warm welcome and my god I've never seen so many dogs in one pub! We tried the in-house brewed ales. Both were fantastic. We then ordered food. Again, fantastic! Friendly staff, quality food... More 

Thank Andrew H
Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Lots of great beer brewed on site, there were six or seven hand pulled beers. Good lunch menu and friendly staff.

Thank dm23352
Level Contributor
56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As a long time reader of the Good Pub Guide and a frequent visitor to Ings my faith in both has been somewhat shaken by the award of the title `Own brew pub of the year 2017' to the Watermill. The range of beers, the quality of the food and most noticeably the service are all worse a year ago.... More 

Thank RamblingRob
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

On the way to winfell Forrest we stopped for lunch , lovely setting, open fires, had a lovely lunch friendly staff, worth a visit.

Thank Alison R
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for a meal whilst in the area. Food was ordered and served lightning fast. Thoroughly enjoyed both our meals. They have a large selection of beers however as i was driving i did not drink.

Thank Bobby B

Travellers who viewed Watermill Inn & Brewing Co. also viewed

Kendal, Lake District
Kendal, Lake District

Been to Watermill Inn & Brewing Co.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ings | Near Windermere, Kendal LA8 9PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 821309

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Watermill Inn & Brewing Co. staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?