Sunday & Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am until late
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Access
- Outdoor Seating
- Gluten Free Available
- Free Parking
- Event Space
- Easy Access
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Children's Menu available
- Car Parking
- Baby Chairs
About Bistro at the Distillery
Nestled on the north shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Keswick, Bistro at The Distillery offers the very best food and drink in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
Inviting and informal, we pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients, which is why our menus change frequently, in line with the seasonal produce available.
Open every day from early until late, it is a place to enjoy a light lunch, graze on afternoon tea, or savour a delicious three-course dinner.
Weather permitting, you can dine al-fresco, taking advantage of a drinks menu that reflects our distillery’s obsession for flavour creation, with The Lakes’ finest whiskies, gins and vodkas accompanied by a selection of wines, beer and signature cocktails.
Set in what was once a Victorian farmstead’s cattle parlour, it is the perfect place for a kitchen focused on local food and honest, hearty flavours.
Lovely Sunday lunch
Under the circumstances & weather conditions on the day the service & food was first class thanks.
Great service - nice to also enjoy an at source dram of malt!
Lovely food and fantastic service. Felt completely relaxed with their Covid secure arrangement and will definitely be back again soon
Food is fresh but we think a little overpriced.
Great service, accommodated us even though we was 30 mins early.
Well done to all the Guys giving us a memorable outdoor lunch in somewhat challenging weather conditions..definitely will return ....
The menu was great and the food was delicious, staff were attentive & quick even though the weather being stormy!
Fantastic food, fantastic service, highly recommend.
We visited with a small group of friends during Lockdown. The service was fast, professional and friendly. The outdoor seating was lovely, socially distanced and very clean. The heater was a bonus. The food was delicious and the salted caramel hot chocolate was to die for. As an added treat we made a little trip to Distillery shop on the way out. Highly recommended. We will be back. 🥩 🍷 👌🏼
Lovely meal outside, usual excellent service. Luckily it was sunny, and the heaters kept us nice and cosy. Can't wait to return.
Had booked a table for lunch but decided to pop in for coffee before our walk. Excellent coffee and delicious freshly baked cheese scones. Lunch was also very good. Efficient and friendly service. We'd ordered a picnic to takeaway for the next day. This was also very good. Only comment would be the need for a knife to spread all that lovely cream and jam on the scones. Appreciate you may be trying to cut down on single use plastic, but if we'd known we could have taken one with us. Will definitely visit again when in the area. We're now hooked on Pink Grapefruit Gin.
Lovely experience- outside in the rain but lovely cosy atmosphere
Really enjoyed our meal. Kept warm by the fires and blankets despite the chilly winds.
Lovely lunch on the terrace, great service and helpful friendly staff. Recommend
Great to be back again and ideal for meeting up with friends
All quite superb, food, service etc. Only down marked ‘atmosphere’ slightly as being outside through necessity on not the warmest of days is a bit of a challenge, but the blankets were good! Will definitely be coming back!
Great service and lovely venue. Staff were helpful, friendly and provided a high level of service. Food and drinks were amazing too. A big thank you, we will be back
Lovely lunch, great service, fabulous company and gorgeous weather. Couldn’t ask for more. COVID rules followed. We will be back.
Lovely relaxed late lunch, great food, setting and service.
We had a wonderful Sunday roast. So happy to be back here. Fabulous service and food!
Stunning venue & setting. Service was amazing. Food delicious. I cant wait to return. I realise it is probably a limited menu at the moment but more starter options would be great
Great to be served by Matthew again, he has been our waiter since we began coming to the Bistro, and his sunny, friendly nature really adds to the experience. Fabulous Sunday lunch which we enjoyed with friends we haven't seen in 8 months and the sun shone too, perfect Sunday.
Paid a visit to the Lake distillery to pick up the new Whiskymakers reserve no4 malt whisky & as an extra treat pre-booked a picnic box from the bistro @ the distillery and spent an hour chillin' & chobbling before the walk back to keswick! The staff couldn't of been nicer, friendly & very helpful.. even stopping for a chat about the malt. The size of the picnic was just right as there would of been potential wastage if it had of been bigger.