Hawkshead Brewery is based in the South East of the Lake District National Park and brews a wide selection of distinctive craft beers. Originally started in a barn near the village of Hawskhead in 2002, the popular Lake District brewery is now located at Mill Yard in Staveley. Hawkshead produce a range of session beers, pale ales, IPAs, lagers and stout – perhaps the most well-known offering is the award-winning tipple Windermere Pale.
Hawkshead Brewery’s Tap at Staveley is open every day and they’re also well-known in the area for their guided tours and beer festivals – where you can enjoy the well-crafted beers on tap where they were made. The Beer Hall also serves bar snacks, main meals, desserts and a kids menu, making sure all the family are catered for.
Hawkshead Brewery Tours
Visitors to the brewery are offered the chance to experience a guided tour every day from 1pm with the ability to enjoy a bite to eat in The Beer Hall before or after the tour. The tour costs £10 per person including either a pint or two halves at the end of the tour. The tour includes a short film and lasts around 45 minutes.
Since 2007 Hawkshead have been hosting a lively beer festival twice a year, the first is normally held in late March and the second in late July. All the family are welcome (including dogs) – to enjoy the music, food and award-winnings beers. Best of all, entry is absolutely free!
The brewery is the home of live music on most weekends – see the what’s on guide for the latest bands to be featured at the venue.
Getting to Hawkshead Brewery
Mill Yard is located halfway between Kendal and Windermere, off the A591. Well worth the 30 minute drive from Hawthorns Caravan Park for a great day out.