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 Monday, 21 September 2020

spent a few hours - did the tour and then had a meal and a few whiskys in the Bistro - very attentive,friendly, excellent service couldn't ask more - will be visiting again- Only comment maybe a little expensive for what we got, and please put classic cheddar on the ploughman's and not Brie, but still enjoyed the day and will see you again soon

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Awesome food, all tasted delicious! Great drinks. Lovely setting with fantastic service.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Lovely trip to the Distillery and Bistro for my birthday last week. I treated myself to a rump steak which was cooked beautifully and topped with peppercorn butter. I couldn’t resist the warm chocolate fondant with whisky marmalade ice cream which was absolutely incredible. The service was super friendly with staff members stopping to chat or offer advice on local tourist attractions to visit. Really nice atmosphere in the bistro with the obligatory hand sanitiser on every table to keep customers safe. Great job folks x

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Enjoyed coffee and cake . Happy with safety procedures for covid

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Food was excellent, server was extremely helpful and communicative. I would heartily recommend this place and I would go out my way to return

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Lovely lunch - good prompt service

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Excellent Sunnday lunch,great staff, could not fault it in any way.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

The staff looked after us brilliantly, considering the current climate, Matthew was a star, he was passionate about his job and looked after our needs.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Sachertorte unpleasant. Erzhazy gateau bland. Very Overpriced. We paid £28 for 2 coffees, a Diet Coke, a tea and 3 pieces of cake. Shocked. Last time we were there, a few years ago now, the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Very disappointing.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Great food and drink and a lovely chilled afternoon! Would definitely visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Lovely ! Our3rd visit and loved the menu choices

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Lovely setting, delicious food & good service. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

My family group really enjoyed this. It was a beatiful sunny day. My Dad of 76 years young really enjoyed the steak! 2 vegan options that my daughter thoroughly enjoyed. Trout for mum delicious and vegetarian option for myself. Loved it. Will be back at a later date *****

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Distiller's lunch was fantastic!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Having visited the Distillery on Saturday 19th September we had a tour of the Distillery and then a meal in the Bistro. Both were excellent, really enjoyed the tour and the food was beautiful and service in the Bistro was the best. Thank you and we hope to come again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Excellent lunch, friendly efficient service. Thanks

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Lovely afternoon after our tour, very friendly staff who went above and beyond to make sure we got a nice chilled bottle of fizz 😉🥂👌

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

First class food and drink , highly recommend it.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

The Food was good my bread under the mushrooms was cold though.Service was fine

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Fantastic service in an environment, which currently feels very safe.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Very enjoyable lunch - excellent choices & excellent food

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Delicious cake and good coffee after the distillery tour.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Tasty food, awesome cocktails, relaxed atmosphere + super-friendly staff!

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Another great meal and great service a lovely friendly environment.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Following an excellent tour of the distillery and whiskey tasting we ate in the restaurant. We were served by Matthew Banks who was excellent and made the visit very enjoyable. Would certainly eat here again whenever we visit this area of the Lakes.

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