The Miles Thompson (Kendal)

Allhallows Lane, Kendal, LA9 4JH
The Miles Thompson (Kendal) Outside

Cheap and cheerful, with the Wetherspoons brand you always know what to expect. The Miles Thompson in Kendal is part of this highly successful national chain and housed in a building that was once a public wash-house and baths, designed by architect Miles Thompson. T

his is a large, modern, and spacious pub that offers low cost food and beer, welcoming families. Wetherspoons app users can even order food from their phone to be delivered to the table.

Food & Drink

The Miles Thompson (Kendal) pub indoors

Image thanks to The Miles Thompson

The Miles Thompson might be a budget pub but it still offers a fantastic selection of real ales, with a total of seven available. There are two regular beers supplied by Greene King and Ruddles, and the remaining five change on a regular basis. The pub has a reasonable wine list with new additions added occasionally. Wetherspoons have grasped the explosion in the gin market by offering a fairly extensive range, including the increasingly popular Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur. The pub stocks a good range of soft drinks, including low calorie options. Furthermore, the pub sells Lavazza coffee with free refills.

The menu is the standard menu used across all Wetherspoons pubs. Breakfast is served until noon offering a full range of cooked dishes and lighter options including toast and porridge. The main menu has an extensive choice, with burgers, salads, paninis, jacket potatoes, grill items, and pub classics all available. Many meals include a free drink from a fairly large selection. There is a children’s menu that comes with a good choice of dishes, including smaller dishes for younger children, and the option to change sides making it ideal for fussy eaters.

Other Features

The Miles Thompson has a large television in the bar area, which is almost always tuned into a 24-hour news channel.


The building that houses the Miles Thompson was formerly known as Shearman House and built in 1864. It was built by local philanthropists and designed by architect Miles Thompson. It was built to provide a wash-house for working families who often lived in damp conditions.

There were laundry facilities, including drying areas, and eight large baths. The chimney, which is 70 feet high, is still in situ today. When the wash-house was closed it became the council offices for Kendal town council, before being converted into a Wetherspoons pub.


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