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Breweries of Westmorland

The following Breweries are currently in production in Westmorland. Please click on the links to find out more details. Note that the brewery taps we have listed are those places most closely associated with the breweries, but they may be separate enterprises and are not guaranteed to stock the beers all of the time.

Kendal now has a brewery, as the Brewhouse at Burgundys is now in operation.

Two other new breweries are planned within the branch, namely Bowness Bay Brewery in Bowness on Windermere and the Grey Walls in Windermere. More details when the webmaster has them.

The breweries are:

Barley to Beer


With the help of sponsors from their brewery trade suppliers Hawkshead brewery have commissioned a short film called Barley to Beer which explains the basics of brewing beer. It is a guide for those wanting to know how their beer gets from the raw ingredients to the glass. It is well worth a look.

Barley to Beer Film on YouTube

Lakes and Ale


Westmorland Beer Festival

Pictorial History of Kendal Pubs

Its Better Down The Pub

Good Beer Guide