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Bistro at the Distillery

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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The Bistro at the Distillery is comfortable and stylish, offering an informal and modern dining experience to its customers. One of our main goals is to embrace the spirit of the Lake District. We achieve this by using regional ingredients where possible and having a key focus on freshness, flavour and simplicity. The Bistro is a place for a simple coffee and a slice of home-made cake, or go all out with lunch, a full afternoon tea or leisurely three-course supper. You can even dine al-fresco in our beautiful courtyard, or take advantage of our spacious and impressive Boardroom, ideal for functions or private events.
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
European, British
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rachael gave a really good service and the restaurant is modern with excellent toilets. It would almost have been really good but the chicken on the Caesar salad was served cold. I have eaten many ceasar salads where the chicken is served warm and is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LymmLife
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the bistro after reading good reviews. We were not disappointed. Eating With young children is always difficult as you don’t want to disturb other diners. The team couldn’t be more welcoming and we instantly relaxed. Great food fantastic service

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kjessica01
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took friends to visit the distillery and have lunch in the Bistro. We'd been before but it was their first trip. Ellie was our waitress, and was marvellous. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely delicious. One friend who has spent a lot...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CheshireWandererl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got vouchers for this place as a present so decided to try Sunday lunch and of course I booked a table in advance. Beautiful building nicely decorated and laid out. Staff were friendly and helpful. The standard menu had a lot to choose from but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank iand153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

.... with the Chateaubriand of course! The distillery and Bistro is one of our favourite places to visit for Distillery events and to buy from the shop... when we visit we often stay for dinner. This time we went for a romantic Valentine’s dinner having...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brigantian1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a group of 6 couples, I had booked lunch and the tour prior to our visit. We had a lovely lunch with great options even for one of our diners who is gluten free. Drinks and service was excellent and the staff...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a 3 course Sunday lunch here. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. Excellent quality food, professional, friendly and attentive staff and a clean and relaxing premises.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Woodgnome63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the distillery restaurant on a snowy February evening, which may explain why it was a little quieter than we expected. However, the lack of a full restaurant may have benefited us in quality of service. The staff were helpful (especially the sommelier) explained...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JohnGravett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here & had the above deal. The food was really good. We had devilled chicken livers, & prawn salad for starters, then both had the roast cod with samphire & mash. It was all very tasty. The puds sounded nice but no room!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fussyteam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had taken the distillery tour and booked afternoon tea for afterwards. It was fantastic, probably one of the best I’ve tried (I have tried a lot of other locations). The sandwiches were fresh and delicious. The cake and scone selection was wonderful, certainly plenty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Lewis H | Reviewed this property |
As we had a designated driver, it wasn't an issue, hence can't add to the above.
1 September 2016|
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Response from 43S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a children's menu and a very good one too. Printed on a puzzle and joke page.
Ben D
7 August 2016|
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Response from Pretronas | Reviewed this property |
Yes, full disabled facilities are available.
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