telephone : 01539 821 309
contact details & how to find us

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We are only 14 miles from junction 36 of the M6
and only 2 miles from Windermere
The Watermill Inn
is your our ideal touring
location when visiting
the Lake District

Windermere 2 miles,

Ambleside 7 miles,

Kendal 7 miles,

Grizedale Forrest 7 miles,

Coniston 9 miles,

Grasmere 11 miles,

Keswick 20 miles,

Blackpool 60 miles,

How to get to us

The Watermill Inn is in the village of Ings, 2 miles east of Windermere in the  Lake District and can be easily reached from the M6 junction 36 and by then following the A590 (A591) approximately 15 minutes from the junction.

When you turn off the motorway head on the A590 (A591) towards Kendal & Windermere.
Don't turn off the dual carrageway. You by-pass Kendal and come down a big hill towards a roundabout, take the 2nd turning (straight on).
You by-pass the village of Staveley and the road narrows. The 40mph limit is the start of Ings village (speed cameras operate here, fixed and mobile).

After the garage turn left by the church and follow the lane you will see the watermill on the right. If you miss the first turning after the garage continue on for 150 yards and take the sharp left (but beware of the fixed speed camera in the middle of the road it reputidly welcomes motorists to the Lake District and catches up to 600 people out per month).

The pub is on the left as you pass the camera.
There is parking available on our carpark and also on the lane outside or just on the gated road adjacent to the pub

Oxenholme at Kendal is the nearest mainline railway station. There is a shuttle train fron Oxenholme to  Windermere with an hourly train service and its only a short taxi (approx 6) or bus ride to the Watermill at Ings.

The 555 bus runs hourly between Lancaster, Kendal, Windermere, Keswick and there
is a bus stop either side of the main road near the Watermill.

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Postal address

The Watermill Inn
Ings, Near Staveley. Kendal.

Telephone 01539 821309

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