The outstanding natural bueaty of the Lake District has forever captivated the most artistic of minds. Wordsworth, Constable, Tennyson, Turner and Ruskin; peerless names globally renowned for their interpretations of this majestic landscape. Like them, we take inspiration from the UNESCO World Heritage Site where we've meticulously built a state of the art whisky distillery within a 160-year-old farmstead on the banks of the River Derwent.
Experience the excitement of England's largest award-winning whisky distillery. Take a sensory tour backstage in our production areas. The Lakes distillery offers a family friendly atmosphere - stop off in the Bistro or say hello to our family of resident alpacas!
Set in a former Victorian cattle parlour, the Bistro's surroundings and inspirations are reassuringly solid, natural and rooted in the Lake District. This is reflected in our food; honest, generous and full of flavour. One of our main goals is to embrace the spirit of the Lake District. We achieve this by using regional ingredients where possible and having a key focus on freshness, flavour and simplicity.
The Bistro is a place for a simple coffee and a slice of home-made cake, or go all out with lunch, a full afternoon tea or leisurely three-course supper. If the infamous Lake District weather allows, you can even dine al-fresco in our beautiful courtyard in the sunshine.
The distillery is available for private parties, corporate occasions or bespoke out-of-hours group bookings. Contact us to discuss your requirements.