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10 of the best breweries in the Lake District

PUBLISHED: 13:00 22 March 2011 | UPDATED: 22:46 21 October 2015

Hawkshead Brewery

Hawkshead Brewery

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The Lake District has the highest concentration of small breweries anywhere in Britain. Here's a selection you might like to try

If you are looking for a different type of tour in Lakeland, here’s a ten microbreweries that could form an itinery for the drinking man and woman.

Barngates Brewery.
Based at the famous Drunken Duck inn near Ambleside, this very local brewery names most of its ales after pub dogs and their associates – including a moggy called Mothbag
Barngates, Ambleside www.barngatesbrewery.co.uk


Beckstones Brewery.
This is one of the more remote breweries, based near Millom, and only available locally. Worth the detour.
Upper Beckstones Mill, Millom www.zen108646.zen.co.uk/beckstones/brewery.html

 

Bitter End Brewing Co. 
Based on the wonderfully name Bitter pub in Cockermouth brew days are typicall twice weekly, they have collection a host of international awards and are famed for their Cockermouth Pride ale
15 Kirkgate, Cockermouth www.bitterend.co.uk


Coniston Brewing Co.
Visit the award winning Coniston Brewing Company which is home to Bluebird Bitter and other popular ales. The brewery is tucked behind the Black Bull Inn and hotel where you can sample the ales.
Coppermines Road, Coniston www.conistonbrewery.com

 

Hawkshead Brewery. 
Hawkshead only started in 2002 and moved from its eponymous home to Staveley Mill Yard in 2006. The brewery expanded for the second time, in 2010, and can now brew enough beer for almost 1.6 million pints a year.
Staveley Mill Yard, Back Lane, Kendal www.hawksheadbrewery.co.uk


Hesket Newmarket Brewery.
Based in the north Lakes and now run as a co-operative. The 70 shareholders mainly choose to take their dividends in liquid form.
Back Green, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton www.hesketbrewery.co.uk


Keswick Brewing Co.
Set up by Phil Harrison and Sue Harrison with a keen interest in environmental issues and based in a brewery which shut in the 1890s.
Brewery Lane, Keswick keswickbrewery.co.uk


Strands Inn and Brewery 
Inn in a glorious Wasdale location run by a Lancastrian family. The beers brewed there have been getting some rave reviews and they now have an online shop.
Strands Hotel, Nether Wasdale www.strandshotel.com


Ulverston Brewing company.
Launched in response to the closure of the Hartley’s Brewery, it trades on the town’s Hollywood connections with Laughing Gravy among others.
The Old Auction Mart, Lightburn Road, Ulverston www.ulverstonbrewingcompany.co.uk


Winster Valley Brewery
The Brown Horse started making its own beer in 2010 and head brewer Gerard Lyn has been so successful it has been taken by other hostelries
The Brown Horse Inn, Winster  www.winstervalleybrewery.co.uk

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