About Pubs in the South Lakes

Who Will Find This Website Useful?

This website is aimed at anyone and everyone with an interest in the Pubs of Kendal, or pubs in and around the South Lakes. If you are the Landlord or Landlady of an Inn, Public House, or Hotel with a Public Bar, then you will wish to have your establishment showcased here.

The Punch Bowl Inn, Barrows green, reflected in a puddle
Punch Bowl Inn, Barrows Green

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has already established 'WhatPub', a website and national database of all the real ale pubs in Britain. 'Pubs In Kendal' is not as ambitious as that - while my own preference is for real ales, my hope for this website is to include every establishment in the South Lakes that sells beer to the public. This will most obviously feature Inns, Pubs and Hotels supplying real ale, but those new kids on the block, the breweries (like Hawkshead, below) that also boast a licensed bar for the retailing of their own beers will be included. And eventually I hope to expand to take in Cafes, Bistros and Restaurants with bottled Craft Beers on their menus.

Beer pumps on the bar at Hawkshead Beer Hall, Staveley
Hawkshead Brewery hand pumps

So this website should grow into a one-stop reference library of all the pubs and bars in the South Lakes. To make it relevant and practical, I have included a 'Contact' page for pub-goers to send me their comments, suggestions and requests. If there is something missing from this site that you think would help to improve it, then please let me know. All feedback will be welcome, and I will keep the site as up-to-date as possible.

To be truly useful, though, I want the website to be able to accommodate the needs of the pub proprietors and licensees (see sidebar to the right). Pub landlords are welcome to send me their pub details using the 'Proprietor Contact' form, or alternatively, use the 'Contact' page to send me their comments or suggestions.

If this website helps you to find the right pub for your needs, please tell the proprietor that you first saw their pub here. And if you find a pub that is not yet included here, let the landlord or landlady know about this site.