Creative Tourist

Kendal featured as a northern gem by Creative Tourist

Posted on 1st May 2021

Creative Tourist is an arts and travel site which uncovers the best cultural events in some of the UK’s most creative destinations. In fact, over a million people read every year! This spring, Creative Tourist shine the spotlight on our beautiful town and highlight the wonderful attractions we have here on our doorstep. One of the […]


Texas alfresco dining comes to Kendal

Posted on 20th April 2021

Pappy’s Texas BBQ have launched a new open air restaurant serving up delicious and authentic BBQ food from the Old Fashioned Smokehouse in the heart of Kendal. The courtyard restaurant is located off Stricklandgate and on the menu you can expect gritty Texan dishes including low and slow oak smoked brisket, mac n cheese, sticky ribs, […]

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Beer gardens and outside dining in Kendal

Posted on 27th March 2021

Spring is here, the weather is warming up and with the UK’s roadmap in place, soon we’ll be allowed to eat and drink outside at venues with outside space. From 12th April, we’ll see businesses begin to open, with further restriction easing in May. If you’re looking for an outside drink or dining this summer […]

Kendal Castle

Staycation destination for 2021

Posted on 3rd March 2021

Staycations are firmly back on the map and with many of us missing out on holidays in 2020, accommodation in popular UK resorts is filling up fast for summer 2021. Kendal makes the perfect destination for your 2021 staycation, whether your looking for a weekend of retail therapy and fascinating heritage or an adventurous week […]


Valentine’s Day Ideas for lockdown

Posted on 3rd February 2021

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and with the country still in lockdown, most traditional date night ideas aren’t attainable this year, but there are plenty of ways to show your loved one how special they are. Takeaway Night Dress up like you’re heading to a fine restaurant, light the candles, decorate your table and book […]


Local cafes and eateries open for takeaway

Posted on 2nd January 2021

As we enter another lockdown, the makers, bakers and wonderful local business owners here in Kendal have prepared exciting take-away treats for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Below you’ll find an overview of who is currently open for business. Each name opens the business Facebook page so you can delve into their […]

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Steven Doherty starts new food and drink scene at Brewery Arts Centre

Posted on 30th August 2020

Getting together at the Brewery Arts Centre has long been a part of the Kendal food and drink scene, and regulars and new visitors alike will be able to enjoy something new there from Wednesday 9th September. New Head Chef, the Michelin starred Steven Doherty has been waiting patiently since February to launch his new […]

Explore our Beer, Wine & Food Trail

Community Support for shopping & essentials

Posted on 26th March 2020

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, here is a guide to help you to stay safe whilst collecting essential shopping and at the same time supporting our local businesses. Download the Kendal and local business guide > You can also support local businesses by heading to Shopappy to purchase items from shops in Kendal […]


Kendal stars at 2020 Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards

Posted on 14th March 2020

Congratulations to all of the winners at this year’s Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. The awards were presented by the award-winning chef and star of TV’s This Morning Phil Vickery at Kendal College. We were delighted to see so many Kendal businesses recognised in the awards. Congratulations to: SPECIALIST RETAILER/SUPPLIER The Bakery at No […]

Brewery Arts Centre garden and Leyland clock

Summer Sundays are back

Posted on 24th July 2019

Music lovers can enjoy the return of the Brewery’s famous Summer Sunday’s Festival this July and August, in the Brewery Garden. From 2–4pm every Sunday enjoy free music, fabulous food and great ales in a family-friendly environment and here is the fantastic line-up. 21 July – The Seals 28 July – The Guns of Navarone […]

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Hidden Kendal Tour

Posted on 28th May 2019

Hidden Lakeland is an exciting new business based here in Kendal with a great offering for visitors to our town – the Hidden Kendal Tour. This tour is an opportunity to be guided on foot across Kendal taking in our wonderful parks, riverside walks, cobbled streets, scenic castle ruins, vibrant eateries and great shopping. The […]

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Jazz on Tap

Posted on 12th February 2019

Jazz on Tap is Kendal’s weekly jazz night organised by a friendly community of jazz enthusiasts. Open to everyone, the group meet every Thursday from 8.30pm in the upstairs space at The Factory Tap. Jazz on Tap aim to bring a wide variety of jazz genres to our town with one band playing each week. The […]