telephone : 01539 821 309
food & drink at the Watermill Inn

drink, eat or both, it's your choice
Real Ale + Real Food + Real Atmosphere = Real Pub
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Opening hours 2016

Food is served everyday

Drinks are served everyday
(11.00-10.30pm on Sunday)

We are only closed on Christmas day (usually!)
We pride ourselves as
being a pub that serves proper food

A relaxed atmosphere exists at the Watermill, simply sit at a table and order what ever you feel like at the time, we don't take bookings! We have an extensive menu and a large daily Chef's specials board, which hopefully will satisfy the heartiest of appetites after a good day out in the Lakes.
A starter, a main course , a pudding or maybe just two puddings.
The choice is truly yours at the Watermill. We are firstly a pub, we emphasize on traditional dishes both English and continental. Many people refer to the Inn as "last night we ate in the restaurant" we take this as a big complement.


Happy Drinking.

The Watermill has a very strong reputation for the quality range of drinks we serve. We have 11 traditional hand pumps which are all temperature controlled via our line system and impressive beer cellar which you can see through a viewing window in the main bar. Over the last 25 years we have had too many guest beers from all over the country flowing through our pumps to list. It would definately run into the thousands! We also have a style guide on our chalk board which indicates the colour and taste of each beer available.
Our brewery now makes a great range of different beers for you to sample.

Westmorland CamRA
Pub of the Year
1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009

Westmorland CamRA
Pub of the Year Runner Up
2007 (1st ever time a runner up has been awarded to any pub)
2008, 2011

Cumbria CamRA Pub of the Year
1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2009

CamRA Regional (West Penines) Winner Pub of the Year
1997, 1999

National Finals CamRA National Pub of the Year Competition
Highly commended joint 2nd in the UK 1999

Good Pub Guide-National Best Beer Pub in the Country
2001, 2004, 2006 2011

The Good Pub Guide-National Own Brew Pub in the Country
2013, 2017

Cumbria Tourism Awards
Pub of the Year

Cumbria Life
Food & Drink Pub of the Year

Visit England Finalist
Tourism Pub of the Year
2nd Best in England

Westmorland CamRA
Pub of the Season

Dad and I, proudly receiving one
of many awards we have won
The Beer Board at The Watermill Up to 11 Real Ales at once

Theakstons Old Peculier - Watermill Collie Wobbles

Coniston Bluebird - Watermill A Bit'er Ruff

Watermill Wruff Night - Watermill Dog'th Vader

  Watermill Blackbeard - Watermill Isle of Dogs

Watermill Windermere Blonde 4.2%

Ruff Justice Stout 4.2%

Watermill Shih Tzu Faced 7.0%

Also regular guest beers from other Cumbrian Breweries
and from all over the UK

Our ingredients are sourced
locally and our chips are
freshly peeled and cut on
the premises daily then
twice cooked in their own fryer
Website designed & made by us (it's homemade-like the food and beer!)
To eat, and to drink, and to be merry!

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