From micro-breweries to artisan bakers, Kendal’s a creative foodie town.
The Factory Tap is the home to the hand-crafted, Lakeland inspired beers of Bowness Bay Brewing. There are always several beers on the pump at the bar.
Chadwick’s Brewery is a small independent brewery based in The Factory and produce quality beer with real taste and character.
Fell Bar on Lowther Street serve craft beer from their local brewery – Fell Brewery.
Kendal is famous for Kendal Mint Cake and it’s still produced in the town today. You can pick up a bar in the local shops or learn more about its history here.
Created in 1990 from an original recipe, Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur took inspiration from our legendary Kendal Mint Cake. You can sample it in the Made in Cumbria shop. This alcoholic liqueur blends the peppermint cake recipe and a hint of chocolate!
The Made in Cumbria shop on Branthwaite Brow brings you the best of Cumbria with gifts, textiles, ceramics and art that has been lovingly created within the County of Cumbria.
Staff of Life Bakery has been baking hand made artisan breads in Kendal since 1997. You’ll find them on Berry’s Yard where breads are based daily by hand. If you want to have a go yourself, join one of their regular baking courses.
The Bakery at Number Four offers a delicious array of ever-changing pastries, cakes and traybakes including salted Rolo brownies, Guinness cake and plum and crumble topped shortbread. Primarily a takeaway, the shop has a few tables and chairs so you can enjoy a piece of cake in the rustic surrounds. The Bakery at Number Four is perhaps most famous for it’s bespoke, handmade occasion cakes, order one to celebrate a special occasion.
Drop by Al Strong’s Macaron Stall in Elephant Yard – open Monday – Saturday, 9am-5pm.
Al’s fine Patisserie skills and passion for English seasonal produce makes these macrons worth a special trip.
Ginger Bakers produce an inspiring range of cakes and bakes using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. You can buy their cakes in the Made in Cumbria shop, at the Ginger Bakers shop at Plumgarths, or online.
A family business with a big heart producing oak smoked quality meat cooked low and slow at ‘The Old Smokehouse’ – a listed building from 1881 that was Kendal’s original smokehouse and has been lovingly restored. The family produce delicious BBQ food for events and celebrations across the UK, purchase their meat online and discover their pop-up BBQ nights here in Kendal.
Did you know the only Infant Formula Producer in Britain is actually based here in Kendal?
We are proud to celebrate Kendamil – a local businesses who create palm oil free baby formula using only full cream milk, sourced locally from farms in the North West of England and produced in Kendal.
With an incredible range of gins from the Lake District and across the globe, pop in to find a new favourite. The Little Gin Shop opened in December 2018 and host regular pop-up events.