We're looking forward to welcoming you to The Lakes Distillery. Here you'll find all the practical information you need to plan your visit to the distillery, including prices, tour times, and detailed instructions on how to find us. We also welcome enquiries for private functions and group bookings.
Please note the distillery will be undergoing essential maintenance from 27 Jan - 9 Feb 2020 and may affect the tour. We will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum.
Adult: £12.50 Teen: £5 Child 6-12: Free
Enhanced Tour with Additional Tastings
The Lakes Malt Tour
Chocolate & Whisky Tour Experience (from 2 March)
Meet the Alpacas
Adult: £12.00 Teen: £6 Child: Free Under 5's
For any groups of 12 or more people, call 017687 88850
Distillery Tours & Shop
Sun - Wed 10am - 6pm (last tour 5pm)
Thu - Sat 10am - 7pm (last tour 6pm)
We are open open 364 days a year, closed Christmas Day.
Bistro at the Distillery
10am - 11pm
Seasonal opening hours apply (Closed Sunday & Monday evenings until March 2020)
*Except Sunday 29 December and Monday 30 December where the Bistro will remain open until 7.30.
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How to find us
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.
FREE car parking for up to 90 cars.
FREE coach parking for up to 5 coaches.
The Lakes Distillery has its own bus stop on the Stagecoach x4 route from Workington to Penrith, stopping every 2 hours. Download the schedule here. The nearest local train station is Aspartia, operated by Northern Railway. The nearest mainline train station is Penrith on the west coast mainline. The tour team can book your return trip by taxi when you're ready to depart; we have good relationships with a number of local taxis.
Wheelchair users are welcome. Unfortunately motorised wheelchairs are not permitted on the tour, due to alcohol vapours in the production area. There is a wheelchair lift between floors. Due to a maximum lift size we cannot accommodate motability scooters. A courtesy manual wheelchair is available on request. Please inform us at the time of booking. Carers are welcome for free, please enquire at the time of booking.
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