Bistro at the Distillery

The Lakes Distillery , Setmurthy , Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA13 9SJ
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Opening Information

Sunday & Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am until late

Facilities
  • 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.

Cuisine: Bistro, British, Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary, Set Menu
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Lovely Sunday lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Under the circumstances & weather conditions on the day the service & food was first class thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Great service - nice to also enjoy an at source dram of malt!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Lovely food and fantastic service. Felt completely relaxed with their Covid secure arrangement and will definitely be back again soon

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Food is fresh but we think a little overpriced.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Great service, accommodated us even though we was 30 mins early.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Well done to all the Guys giving us a memorable outdoor lunch in somewhat challenging weather conditions..definitely will return ....

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

The menu was great and the food was delicious, staff were attentive & quick even though the weather being stormy!

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Fantastic food, fantastic service, highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

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. 🥩 🍷 👌🏼

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Lovely meal outside, usual excellent service. Luckily it was sunny, and the heaters kept us nice and cosy. Can't wait to return.

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Lovely experience- outside in the rain but lovely cosy atmosphere

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Really enjoyed our meal. Kept warm by the fires and blankets despite the chilly winds.

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

Lovely lunch on the terrace, great service and helpful friendly staff. Recommend

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Great to be back again and ideal for meeting up with friends

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

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!

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

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

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Lovely lunch, great service, fabulous company and gorgeous weather. Couldn’t ask for more. COVID rules followed. We will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Lovely relaxed late lunch, great food, setting and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

We had a wonderful Sunday roast. So happy to be back here. Fabulous service and food!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

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

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

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.

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