North West England

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Jennings

Recovering from the horrendous floods of late 2009 took great courage and stamina, but Jennings and its strong team pulled through. Other Lakes breweries helped out where they could to ensure local pubs didn't run dry. The news of both the brewery's reopening and tours beginning again was greeted with a cheer. For this is a regular staple on the itinerary of those visiting the Lake District.

  • Tours
  • Café and/or Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Public Transport within 5 miles

Keswick Brewery

Phil and Sue Harrison set up Keswick Brewery in 2006, making them one of the youngest breweries on our site. Equally passionate about the environment as they are about flavour, the Harrisons brew with water from the Lakeland Fells to make a small but growing stable of beers.

Within minutes of the town centre, tours begin in the shop/bar complete with its cosy wood-fired burner. After a touch of history, it's into the brewery to see how things are done, before finishing with a beer or two, depending on what's on tap.

Over to Sue about why to visit

  • Tours
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Public Transport within 5 miles
  • Eco Initiatives

Ulverston Brewing Company

Visit Ulverston on the southern edge of the Lake District, the birthplace of Stan Laurel, to track down an altogether newer cultural icon: the Ulverston Brewing Company.

Known for its penchant for festivals and its thriving artistic community, this smart grey-slated market town was home to a certain Arthur Stanley Jefferson as he was called before moving to America where he found fame as Stan Laurel.

  • Tours
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Public Transport within 5 miles

Watermill Inn & Brewing Co

With more awards than you can shake a stick at, the Watermill Inn a few miles from Windermere, is a great stop on any journey. You can see the micro-brewery, installed in 2006, through the glass windows from the comfort of your bar stool while you taste the dog-inspired beers – Collie Wobbles, Wruff Night, Isle of Dogs – you get the picture.

  • Café and/or Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dog Friendly
  • Public Transport within 5 miles
  • Accommodation
  • Eco Initiatives