The Castle Inn (Kendal)

Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AA
The Castle Inn (Kendal) Outside

Located on a quiet residential street a short distance from the centre of Kendal, the Castle Inn is very much a traditional “local”. Inside, you will find crushed velvet stools and benches, real ale, and a games room.

The inn, like many other establishments in the area, was devasted by the 2015 floods and underwent a full refurbishment before re-opening in 2016. However, its traditional character was largely retained during the renovations and recently the pub has changed stewardship, bringing a new menu and focus on live events.

Food & Drink

The inn is owned by the Star Pubs (Heineken) group and consequently serves a range of real ales sourced from around the country. The three regular ales served here are Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Oakham Citra, and Ossett Yorkshire Blonde. In addition, the pub has two guest ales that change frequently, with selections from the Lancaster, St Austell, Sharps, and Wychwood breweries making a regular appearance.

There is a limited selection of wine, and you will find the usual selection of lagers, ciders, soft drinks, whiskies and spirits available here. On Friday and Saturday evenings only, there are a small number of cocktails available.

The Menu

The pub serves food daily, with lunches available from midday until 3pm and evening meals available from 5pm until 8pm, Monday to Saturday. The menu is what you might expect from a traditional English pub, with all of the usual favourites included. Think sausage and mash, fish and chips, burgers, pies, and lasagne.

Filled ciabattas are available at lunch time. Thursday evenings are pizza nights, with a selection of pizzas available either to eat in or takeaway. On Sundays, between 12.30pm and 3pm, there is a full roast dinner with a choice of three meats (a vegetarian alternative is available) and all of the trimmings. Booking is advised.

Other Features

  • The inn has a games machine, a dart board, and a pool table that is housed in a snug corner away from the main bar area.
  • There is a large television in the bar and the inn has a Sky Sports subscription.
  • Dogs are welcome in the bar.
  • The inn has no beer garden, but there is a limited number of tables and chairs on the pavement at the front of the pub.
  • The inn holds regular live music nights, include karaoke sessions around once a month.


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