The Factory Tap - Tap House of Bowness Bay Brewing

One of Kendal’s newest pubs, The Factory Tap is where you’ll find the most exciting hand-brewed beers around. Located right next to The Factory on Aynam Road, The Factory Tap is just a very short stroll from Kendal high street. The guys are pretty busy brewing beer a lot of the time, so be sure to check the website for opening hours.

The Rifleman's Arms, Greenside

Renowned for it’s warm, cosy and traditional atmosphere, The Rifleman’s is a great place to relax at the end of a day. If you’re lucky, you might catch a quiz night or even an evening of folk music. The Rifleman’s is situated on Greenside, and has the feel of your favourite village green pub.

Romney's - Traditional food and real ale in a swish but dog-friendly atmosphere

Just on the edge of town, Romney’s is a beautifully renovated pub blending traditional charm with contemporary style. There’s a fantastic and varied menu, whether you’re eating or drinking – and dogs are welcome, too.

Ring O'Bells - Built on Consecrated Ground

An historic, quirky and charismatic local pub serving real ales and food homemade by landlady Su. Enjoy a drink in the cosy Bell Ringer’s Snug where it’s thought bodies used to be laid out for funerals.

Masons Yard 24 - Kendal's newest offering

A new and welcoming bar and brasserie in a historic Kendal building, dating from 1826. Masons Yard 24, on Stramongate, has quickly established a local following serving food, craft ales and cocktails in contemporary and comfortable surroundings.

Burgandy's Wine Bar & Brewhouse

Tucked between Lowther Street and Tanners Yard, Burgandy’s is relaxing and welcoming.  Watch the team brew their own range of beers in their micro-brewery, enjoy tapas or a snack from the Brewhouse Kitchen and enjoy the outdoor terrace in the summer months.

The Miles Thompson - Wetherspoon

A large Wetherspoon pub housed in the building on Allhallows Lane which was originally Kendal’s public wash house and baths, designed by Miles Thompson.

Ye Olde Fleece Inn - Kendal's oldest surviving inn

One of the town’s few surviving timber framed building, built in 1654 and now serving the best food and drink for all tastes on Highgate.

Alexander's at the Castle Green Hotel

You’ll find the hotel’s pub in a converted stable block. With a friendly and informal atmosphere, local draught beers and a great menu it’s a regular haunt for many locals.

The Gateway

Just off the Crook road roundabout to the north of the town, this inn offers locally sourced home-cooked meals and real ales in beautiful surroundings.

Why not also try?

The Globe Inn on Market Place, the Shakespeare or New Inn on Highgate, the Castle on Castle Street or the Duke of Cumberland on Appleby Road.

Business directory

Kendal has so many more places to eat and drink.  Check out on business directory at the bottom of the Kendal by Night page to search for something that takes your fancy.