In the second of our Light Nights blog series we head to Kendal’s Sticklandgate area.

Stricklandgate meets Highgate in the centre of Kendal and runs north in the direction towards Windermere. In this blog post we explore the bars, restaurants and pubs you can find on Stricklandgate and the adjoining streets; Burneside Road, Sandes Avenue and Wainwright’s Yard.

Itinerary idea: After a spot of  shopping in Wainwright’s Yard, enjoy a relaxing summer walk around Nobles Rest park, which is situated just behind Stricklandgate, before catching evening refreshments in this bustling area of town.


Pedros Kendal


If you’re looking for fun sharing food, head to Pedro’s Casa, where you can grab a sombrero and enjoy delicious Mexican sharing plates! And to really make the most of the warm summer evenings, Pedro’s are serving up frozen cocktails throughout the season.

For a modern bistro experience, neighbouring Pedro’s, you will find Bistro Deja-Vu, a cosy restaurant open seven days a week and a firm favourite with the locals.

If you prefer a casual catch up with friends over a classical pub menu, then head to the Wakefield Arms, part of the Table Table group and a spacious establishment with a family friendly atmosphere.

More great eateries can be found in Wainwright’s Yard – including Kendal’s branch of Pizza Express, a bright and airy place to enjoy the popular chain’s summer promotions and Slate Bar, which serves light charcuterie.

[Image via Pedros Casa]

Bars & Pubs

For summer 2018, Kendal’s The Albion snooker club has a great promotion for locals and visitors to enjoy. Every Friday and Saturday night from 5 – 9pm, The Albion will be holding a special ‘Summer Nights’ happy hour including 2 hours of Snooker Lights for £5 (members) and £8 (non members) alongside special drink offers of 2 bottles of lager for £5 or cider for £6. The perfect way to catch up with friends and refresh your snooker skills.

The stylish Slate Bar in Wainwrights Yard has an exciting series of gin tasting evenings running through the summer months, head down after work on Thursday 21st June and Thursday 19th July to try 7 different gins from their ever growing collection, alongside charcuterie, cheese and artisan bread from The Staff Of Life Bakery.

The New Union at the bottom of Stricklandgate was refurbished in late 2017 and prides itself on a great selection of real ale, craft beer and over 20 gins. With regular quiz nights and live music, make the most of the warm summer evenings and check out the musicians performing at The New Union this season. From 5ht – 8th July, The New Union will be running a cider, Perry and gin festival with live music on Thursday night and a summer BBQ on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Ruskins offers entertainment every week, including acoustic nights every Monday – the perfect soundtrack to a summer evening.

If you’re looking for an establishment to watch the summer sporting fixtures, give Smokies Bar a try. 

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