When it comes to Lake District breweries near Windermere there is an abundance to choose from. In fact, the Lake District has one of the largest concentration of breweries in Britain.
Lake District Breweries near Windermere
- The Watermill & Windermere Brewing Co.
- Barngates Brewery
- Beckstones Brewery
- Coniston Brewing Co.
- Hawkshead Brewery
- Keswick Brewing Company
- Ulverston Brewing company
- Hesket Newmarket Brewery
The Watermill & Windermere Brewing Co.
Starting within walking distance of your Windermere Spa Hotel is the Watermill Inn. The country pub will provide you with a hearty lunch, as well as a pint from their own micro-brewery. Another great thing is that you can leave the car behind, so no need for a designated driver.
Just down the road in Ambleside you will find the Barngates Brewery. Although not the biggest name in brewing, it is one of the most famous Lake District Breweries near Windermere. Largely due to being based at the ever popular Drunken Duck pub.
If you really want to get out and about during your spa weekend, then Beckstones Brewery really is in the middle of nowhere. Not only you will be grateful for a beer at the end of your trek, but you’ll be longing for your Windemere spa suite and hot tub when you return.
Coniston Brewing Co.
The award-winning Coniston Brewery has a number of accolades and for good reason. Not only that but you can enjoy a trip along Lake Windermere to get there.
There have been Lake District breweries near Windermere for generations. However, Hawkshead Brewery has only been in existence since 2002. That said, it now produces over 1.6 million pints of ale a year, distributed around the country.
Keswick Brewing Company
As for older breweries near Windermere, there’s the Keswick Brewing Company. It’s been built on the same premises that previously closed its doors in the 1890’s.
Ulverston Brewing company
In a similar vein, the Ulverston Brewing Company opened following the closure of Hartley’s Brewery. During the 80’s Hartley’s was taken over by Robinsons, whose empire has since continued to grow with a number of smaller breweries.
Hesket Newmarket Brewery
You may be staying at a Windermere Spa Hotel in the south of the Lakes, but head north and it’s a collective affair. Hesket Newmarket Brewery is a co-operative and needless to say, their shareholders enjoy their beer!
Alternatively, you can always pop to the nearest pub where you will find a selection of local ales. If you’d rather just take time out to relax in your Windermere Spa Suite, then there’s always the mini-bar. Grab a cold beer and get ready to take a dip in your private hot tub.