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Take the lead and follow your instinct to discover "one of the top eight distilleries to visit before you die". Their majestic surroundings inspires their artistic ethos to produce a range of fine whiskies, gins and vodka. Visitors enjoy tours of the distillery and tastings of the their award-winning spirits. Informal dining and beverages are available at their on-site Bistro.

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Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available





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Bassenthwaite Lake, Setmurthy, Cumbria, SetmurthyCA13 9SJ, United Kingdom

Turn off A66 by Bassenthwaite Lake on to B5291. Continue on this road for 1 mile. At Ouse Bridge carry straight on (do not cross bridge). Distillery is off to the right after 400m. Parking: free Accessible by Public Transport. Buses: Stagecoach, Penrith to Workington route on the X4


The Lakes Distillery

We got a great Groupon deal and checked it out, I'm not into alcohol at all but my other half is and he really enjoyed it. Food in the bistro was fantastic and a good price would definitely return!

The Lakes Distillery

Have just had a very nice visit to the Lakes Distillery. Our original plan was to have a Sunday Lunch but then decided to do a tour before. Amanda our guide was knowledgable and took the time to explain the brief history of the distillery and the making of Whiskey and other spirits. After the tour we spent some time in the well appointed shop purchasing some of the local product. It was then time for dinner, the service was good and the meals were plentiful and tasty. I had the roast beef with Yorkshire puddings. A very nice Sunday afternoon.

The Lakes Distillery

In a completely renovated historic model farm, this is a great new venture. On site there is a bistro and shop as well as the distillery itself which is producing whisky (when it is matured enough to be sold as such), gin and vodka. We had a fascinating guided tour which we would recommend.

The Lakes Distillery

Attended the lakes distillery with the family with an 11 year old. Great for all members as the tour guides are very knowledgeable and approachable. Reasonably priced, under 12's free. Beautiful locations and the restoration of the building is amazing. The tasting session at the end is very good. Squash for the kiddies of course. Would definitely recommend a visit to the distill when in the lakes. Close to Keswick as well, if that's where your staying.

The Lakes Distillery

I really can't say how thoroughly pleased I was with the visit. The surroundings of Bassenthwaite, the distillery and each and every one of your staff from the tour to the gift shop to the Bistro were excellent at every stage. I literally loved every minute. The female guide was excellent, very pleasant, informative and gave a great - and very knowledgeable tour which both my Step-Dad and myself loved every minute of. I particularly liked the fact that I was acknowledged as a founder before and during the tour, while I felt a little like a "...

The Lakes Distillery

I just wanted to say thank you for a truly fantastic visit. We came today for the tour and afternoon tea and it was all amazing! Your distillery is so inspirational, your staff passionate about what they do, your ethics outstanding, your whisky, gin and vodka amazing and your afternoon tea to die for! So, so refreshing to find you, we will most certainly be back, every time we have visitors! Special mention of Simon who conducted our tour, a huge credit to the distillery.

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