Kendal Pubs

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The Gate of Kendal

The Gate of Kendal

5 Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BH

The Gate of Kendal is a bustling and dynamic venue in the heart of Kendal town centre that serves food throughout the day. Fully refurbished before reopening with a new name in June 2017, this former traditional style pub is now a sophisticated bar and restaurant serving a broard assortment of drinks, including cocktails, draught beers, and gins.

The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer)

The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer)

Brigsteer, Kendal, LA8 8AN

The Wheatsheaf Inn is an award winning pub on the south-eastern edge of the Lake District. Offering locally brewed real ale and exquisite cuisine that uses the best of locally sourced produce, the inn is worth seeking out on your travels through Cumbria, especially when combined with a walk up Scout Scar. This dog friendly inn also has B&B accommodation available.

The Wakefield Arms, Kendal

The Wakefield Arms, Kendal

Maude Street, Kendal, LA9 4QD

The Wakefield Arms is a comfortable, spacious pub that is part of the Table Table chain and attached to the Kendal Premier Inn. Located in the centre of Kendal, this pub serves food throughout the day, with a range of internationally inspired dishes available. Diners can also enjoy Costa coffee here, and there is a good choice of dishes for children.

The Station Inn (Oxenholme)

The Station Inn (Oxenholme)

Oxenholme, Kendal, LA9 7RF

The Station Inn at Oxneholme is a traditional country inn that is just five minutes from Kendal. The inn serves food twice a day (all day at weekends) and has a good choice of real ale. There is a large children’s play area complete with a crazy golf course, and the inn offers B&B style accommodation and pitches for caravans.

The New Union (Kendal)

The New Union (Kendal)

159 Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4RF

The New Union is a friendly and welcoming pub on the edge of Kendal’s town centre. Reopened in September 2017 after a difficult trading history, the pub has rapidly become a popular place to enjoy a pint of real ale. The inn hosts street food vendors on Thursdays and serves Sunday lunch. This pub holds weekly live music and quiz nights.

The Heron (Kendal)

The Heron (Kendal)

Esthwaite Avenue, Kendal, LA9 7NT

The Heron is a family friendly pub on the edge of Kendal that is popular with local residents. This lively pub hosts weekly events including quizzes and live music sessions, and is equipped with a pool table and a television showing Sky Sports. Food is served twice a day here offering good value for money, and the inn has a selection of real ales.

The Globe Inn (Kendal)

The Globe Inn (Kendal)

8 Market Place, Kendal, LA9 4TN

The Globe Inn is a friendly pub located in the heart of Kendal town centre. A popular place to grab a bite to eat, the inn serves food twice a day with a menu that features typical pub fayre. This Twaites owned pub has a selection of real ale from various Marstons breweries and there is weekly entertainment from a resident folk band.

The George & Dragon (Kendal)

The George & Dragon (Kendal)

42 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal, LA9 4TX

The George & Dragon is a town centre pub that has a difficult period of trading in recent history but is now under new management. Reverting back to a more traditional style of pub, the George & Dragon now offers a range of ales and other drinks within a quiet atmosphere, with a pool table, sports television, and regular live folk music nights.

The Factory Tap, Kendal

The Factory Tap, Kendal

5 Aynam Road, Kendal, LA9 7DE

The Factory Tap is a modern brewery house located on the edge of Kendal town centre, in a former carpet factory complex shared with Bowness Bay Brewing. Devoted to real ale, the pub has an extensive and changing selection of beers from Cumbria and around the world. Food is not served daily, but street vendors are regular features in the beer garden.

The Castle Inn (Kendal)

The Castle Inn (Kendal)

Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AA

The Castle Inn is a lively pub that is located on the edge of the centre of Kendal and popular with local residents. This inn serves real ale from a number of breweries from around the country, along with classic pub grub twice a day. Thursday night is pizza night, whilst on Friday and Saturday there are cocktails available.

Romneys (Kendal)

Romneys (Kendal)

72 Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, LA9 5HG

Romneys is a popular eatery and pub that is situated on the edge of Kendal town centre. There is a daily carvery here throughout the day, as well as a children’s play area, making this a popular choice for families. The inn serves a good selection of real ale and has a particularly impressive choice of wines and gins sourced from around the world.

Ring O’ Bells (Kendal)

Ring O’ Bells (Kendal)

39 Kirkland, Kendal, LA9 5AF

The Ring O’ Bells is an ancient inn dating back to the Georgian era and built within the grounds of the Kendal parish church. This charming and quirky pub serves a wide selection of real ale, as well as a good choice of gins and other drinks. Home cooked food is served most days, and there are regular events.

The Punch Bowl Inn (Crosthwaite)

The Punch Bowl Inn (Crosthwaite)

Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Kendal, LA8 8HR

Recognised as one of the top gastro pubs in the country, The Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite in the south-eastern Lake District is not your average pub. Awarded two AA rosettes, the inn serves up mouth-watering dishes that are simply sublime. In the bar you will find a good selection of local real ale, and the pub is home to nine luxurious rooms.

The Miles Thompson (Kendal)

The Miles Thompson (Kendal)

Allhallows Lane, Kendal, LA9 4JH

The Miles Thompson is a large pub in the centre of Kendal and part of the national Wetherspoons chain. The pub serves a wide selection of real ales, wines, gins, and other spirits, as well as Lavazza coffee with free refills. Food is available throughout the day, with an extensive choice of dishes to suit most tastes and appetites.

Last Orders at the Clock Tower

Last Orders at the Clock Tower

Allhallows Lane, Kendal, LA9 4JH

Last Orders at The Clock Tower has one mission, and that is to provide a place where patrons can catch up on all the sporting action whilst enjoying their favourite drink. The pub is part of a national chain of sports pubs that operates around the country. With seven television screens, it is Kendal’s premier venue to watch the match.

The Horse & Rainbow (Kendal)

The Horse & Rainbow (Kendal)

32 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4SX

The Horse & Rainbow is a popular Kendal town centre pub with a long history that dates back to the 17th century. Today it is a lively sports bar, offering a wide selection of beers, lagers, and other drinks. Major sporting events are screened here, and this dog friendly pub also has a pool table and a weekly quiz.

The Hare & Hounds (Levens)

The Hare & Hounds (Levens)

Levens, Kendal, LA8 8PN

Ideal for those seeking a break on the drive from the M6 to the southern Lakes, the Hare & Hounds at Levens is a friendly inn that serves food all day. The pub has a fabulous choice of real ales and is well known for its delicious selection of pizzas. Dogs are welcome in the bar and there is a small beer garden.

The Punch Bowl (Barrows Green)

The Punch Bowl (Barrows Green)

Barrows Green, Kendal, LA8 0AA

The Punch Bowl at Barrows Green, near Kendal, is a delightful pub that is a popular eatery thanks to its emphasis on homecooked food that uses locally sourced ingredients. Located on one of the main roads into Kendal, the pub serves food throughout the day and has a good selection of real ales. Child and dog friendly, the Punch Bowl also offers B&B accommodation.