Best Beer Gardens to Visit in Cumbria

11 April 2021

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The wait is finally over, and lockdown restrictions are starting to loosen. This week, beer gardens in Cumbria will be able to open their doors – providing they follow strict rules.

Restaurants are also getting their outdoor areas ready, and I am sure they more than as are thrilled to be able to open for business again.

So, I thought I would list a few awesome beer gardens in Cumbria that would love to have you as their guest. Don’t forget to make a reservation first to save any disappointment. 

Lake View Garden Bar

Lake View Garden Bar has an excellent setting and the view the lake and Old MacDonald Hotel. Sitting is all outdoor, and heating is available. The staff are really friendly and helpful.

Food such as pizza and burgers are available. Vegetarian options included in the menu. Good range of beer and cocktails. This bar may not be suitable when raining. It also has good social distancing measures. Disable access available..”

Address: St Andrews, Lake Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3DE

Phone: 01539 277965


Lake Road Inn

Homestyle British dishes & various ales turned out in casual, wood-accented surrounds with a garden.

Address: 10 Lake Rd, Keswick CA12 5BT

Phone: 017687 72404


The Beehive Inn

Visited the beehive a few months ago after a friend’s recommendation, the food was fantastic, and the staff were really friendly and welcoming. Due to covid, I don’t often eat out, but I felt so safe here the staff were so well trained on covid rules and requirements. I would definitely visit again.”

Address: Beehive Inn, Penrith CA10 2BX

Phone: 01768 864355


Castle Bar

Brilliant night despite the lockdown restrictions! This bar has implemented a very good and safe system for COVID-19. The staff were absolutely spot on and so professional. Please support your local businesses and come to Castle Bar! A safe place to have a few drinks.”

Address: 14 Market Pl, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ

Phone: 01900 829904


Golden Rule

One of our favourite pubs anywhere. The real thing – friendly, genuine and unpretentious with great cask beers. Excellent pork pies as a bonus!”

Address: Smithy Brow, Ambleside LA22 9AS

Phone: 015394 32257


Watermill Inn & Brewery

This is a popular destination for people on holiday as well as locals. As with many country pubs, dogs are welcome and are usually better behaved than the kids. They brew their own beer as well as the usual choices. Well worth a visit.”

Address: A591, Ings, Kendal LA8 9PY

Phone: 01539 821309



Where are your favourite beer gardens in Cumbria? I would love to know!


Kirk Shephard – Independent Estate Agent
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