Ennerdale Brewery

Chapel Row, Rowrah, CA26 3XS
Ennerdale Brewery Logo

Image thanks to Ennerdale Brewery

A short distance from the reservoir that lends the brewery its name, the Ennerdale Brewery was born out of a casual conversation amongst a handful of colleagues at Sellafield.

Today it produces a wide range of cask and bottled ales that use water from the Ennerdale valley. The brewery is also home a fantastic café where you can try a beer, or a delicious homemade cake.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01946 862 977 / Website
Please see official website
Seasonal Opening:
Open year-round (call to book tour)

About Ennerdale Brewery

Ennerdale Brewery Tap

Image thanks to Ennerdale Brewery

The brewery was established in 2007, initially as the Whitehaven Brewing Company, brewing in a barn in Ennerdale. Unfortunately, the initial business encountered a number of difficulties but from that the Ennerdale Brewery was established in 2010 and their first ever beer was the Ennerdale Blonde.

As the brewery grew, a larger premises was required and in 2015 they left the farm to a new building in Rowrah, a village on the edge of the western Lake District. Today they supply beer to pubs all over Cumbria whilst bottled versions of their beers can be found in numerous shops in the area.

Beer List

Beers produced by the Ennerdale Brewery include:

  • Blonde – The brewery’s bestseller is a fruity golden beer
  • Wild Ennerdale – Brewed in association with the Wild Ennerdale Partnership
  • Darkest – A dark bitter
  • Seven Bridges – A pale beer brewed with German hops

Visiting the Brewery

Brewery tours are available but must be booked in advance. There are three options:

  • Tour Only: £15 per person, one-hour
  • Tour Plus Pie & Peas: £25 per person, two-hours
  • Tour Plus Pie & Peas Plus Unlimited Ale: £35 per person, four-hours, minimum group size 15 people

Alternatively, visitors are welcome in the Brewery Tap. During the day, it’s a family friendly café serving up a range of hot and cold lunches, homemade cakes, along with a wide choice of drinks including beers from the brewery. There is a play area in one corner. In the evenings, it becomes a bistro with regular open mic nights.

Each year the brewery also hosts a fun run where participants must run 3 miles carrying an empty 9 gallon beer barrel with entry fees being donated to charity.


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