Plan Your Visit


Tours Adult (18+)   Teen (13 - 17)   Child (6-12)   Groups (12+)
The Distillery Tour £12.50 £5.00 FREE £9.00
The Tasting Tour £22.50     Contact Us
Lakes Malt Tour £45.00      

Meet The Alpacas

£9.00 £9.00 FREE Contact us
Private Tour (Max 12 adults) £150.00 Call to book    

Opening Times

Distillery Tours 10am - 6pm    Last tour 5pm
Distillery Shop 10am - 6pm  
Bistro at the Distillery   10am - 9pm  Last sitting 8.30pm



Get in touch

Call 017687 88850


Book a tour Option 1) Tour Bookings and Distillery Information
Book a table Option 2) Bistro at the Distillery
Head office     Option 3) Accounts
     Option 4) Events and PR
     Option 5) Customer Service and Website Orders
     Option 6) Founders' Club and Connoisseurs' Club
  To hear all options again, please choose Option 9.


Things to Note

Important Information

  •    Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your tour
  •    Present your ticket, online voucher or booking reference on arrival
  •    The £5 voucher is redeemable against any 70cl bottle in the retail shop only
  •    Tastings and £5 vouchers are available for adults only
  •    Young children must be supervised at all times
  •    Children under 6 are not allowed for health & safety reasons
  •    We recommend booking in advance at least the day before.
  •    If you are booking at very short notice, please call 017687 88850 (option 1) for up to date availability
  •    Walk ins are welcome subject to availability
  •    Wheelchair users are welcome (see below) - contact us further to discuss requirements
  •    Additional tours may be put on to cater for visitor peaks (subject to demand)
  •    Distillery Tours are limited to 20 people per tour
  •    If hourly tour slots are full, limited spaces are available on half an hour slots - Call the shop to book (017687 88850 option 1)
  •    Click here for full Tour T&Cs or View our access statement 

 Please note, for the next two weeks, the distillery production area has “gone silent” – a term used in the industry to describe a temporary summer shutdown whilst water levels are so low in order to perform necessary maintenance and upkeep. We expect to be fully operational again by 1 August. Tours are running as normal however there will be no active distillation in progress. Please contact the tours team on 017687 88850 (option 1) if you would like further information.





Children & Dogs

Children & Dogs Children & Dogs

Find us

Address & Directions

The Lakes Distillery, Setmurthy, near Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria CA13 9SJ

From the A66: Turn off A66 at the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake onto B5291. At Ouse Bridge junction bear left (don't go over the bridge). Distillery is on the right after a few hundred metres.

Please note there are roadworks surrounding the distillery. We advise you leave additional time to arrive at the distillery in good time for your tour. Call 017687 88850 (option 1) if you think you might be delayed.


From the A591: use the turning directly next to the Castle Inn onto the B5291. Carry on past Armathwaite Hall. Bear right after crossing the Ouse Bridge and the Distillery is on the right after a few hundred metres. 

Google Maps: Type in 'Lakes Distillery, Setmurthy' and it will take you straight to the door. 

Where to Stay
The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth

The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth

Our sister business, the 49-bedroom Trout Hotel has been recently refurbished and offers outstanding informal glamour just 6 miles down the road.

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