The Bistro at the Distillery

Covid 19 Update

Reopening The Lakes Distillery

Following three extraordinary months - and with a host of new safety measures in place - The Lakes Distillery is delighted to announce a two-phased reopening.

Friday, 10 July 2020:
• The distillery shop reopens at 10am.
• Residents and visitors to The Lakes District can
'Click & Collect' from the distillery, via LakesDistillery.com.

Friday, 31 July 2020:
• Distillery tours recommence from 10am.
• Bistro at the Distillery begins a daytime service.

While our team are excited to be back, our priority continues to be their - and our visitors - health and safety. This is why pre-booking tours and dining is essential to allow us the opportunity to operate in a manner which allows us to do all we can to keep people relaxed, comfortable and reassured that they are as safe as possible.

The Distillery Shop

Reopening on Friday 10 July, we’ve introduced a number of new measures to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.

To allow for social distancing, we have a limited number of people permitted in the shop.

When people arrive, one of our team will greet and advise them about our new health and safety protocols, including a one-way system, redefined entry and exit points, clear social distance markings, hand sanitisation areas, avoidance of close contact, and, wherever possible, contactless card payments.


Distillery Tours

Beginning once more on Friday 31 July, and limited to only 8 people, a guided tour of the distillery will become a much more personal experience, and our carefully planned schedule will make use of space in our recently refurbished Whiskymaker's House so that, seven days a week, we can offer the choice between:

• Distillery Tour & Tasting (£12.50, 1 hour)
• The Lakes Whisky Tour (£25, 2 hours)
• Whisky & Chocolate Experience (£25, 2 hours)

With improved and more frequent deep-cleaning measures in place, floor markings and additional signage, hand sanitisation points at every access point, and team members positioned throughout the distillery to help with the flow and movement of visitors, we will do everything we can to take people on a safe and enjoyable tour.


Bistro at the Distillery

With a focus on hygiene and cleanliness and fewer chefs able to work safely in our kitchen, Bistro at the Distillery has been adapted to return on Friday 31 July with a slightly smaller, but equally impressive menu, and with the same focus on freshness, flavour and simplicity.

For the time being, we will only be serving between 10am and 6pm, with a menu which changes in line with the seasonal produce available.

With a dedicated serving staff for each table, we will disinfect thoroughly after each guest, and deep clean after service each evening.

In addition to dining alfresco in our Victorian farmhouse’s courtyard, we will also be introducing a new ‘Picnic Box’ and outdoor coffee cart where weather permitting, guests can explore the distillery’s beautiful gardens.


Ensuring visitors remain safe

While visits may be a little different, our focus on delivering an exceptional experience remains the same:
1. We have carried out a thorough risk assessment of our entire operation, sharing the results with every member of our team.
2. Extensive training has been given to all employees on hygiene and respiratory etiquette, as well as social distancing and transmission risks.
3. Increased cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures are in place throughout the distillery, all in excess of Government guidance.
4. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure people can maintain a safe social distance, both in the workplace and when they visit.
5. At the beginning of each day, every member of our team has their temperature taken, and we will be asking visitors about their recent health and travel history, as well as recording details to support the Government's contact track and trace initiative. 


Set in what was once Victorian farmstead's cattle parlour, the Bistro at the Distillery is the perfect place for a kitchen focused on local produce and honest hearty flavours.

Inviting and informal, whether it's coffee and a slice of home-made cake, a leisurely three-course supper, or everything in between, the Bistro can accomodate up to 120 people, both indoor and in the beautiful outdoor courtyard.

Serving light lunches and afternoon teas, quick snacks, thirst-quenching drinks and The Lakes' signature spirits and cocktails, The Bistro is comfortable and stylish and committed to embracing the spirit of the Lake District by using regional ingredients where ever possible.

With such variety on offer, the private dining room is also hugely popular with both corporate hospitality and private events and parties.

Opening Times:
The Bistro is open daily from 10am until 10pm
(expect on Sunday and Monday, when it closes at 6pm).

If you have specific dietary requirements, please contact 017687 88850 (option 2).
 

Additional information:
• Children welcome, but must be 6yrs+ to enjoy the tour
• Disabled access, parking & toilets available
• Dogs are allowed on-site, but not inside buildings (except guide dogs)
• Facilities are availble for group bookings & corporate hospitality
• Public toilets & baby changing facilities on-site

Location

By Car:
Turn off A66 by Bassenthwaite Lake on to B5291. Continue on this road for 1 mile. At Ouse Bridge carry straight on (do not cross bridge). Distillery is of the right after 400m. Parking is free.

Public Transport:
The Lakes Distillery is accessible by Stagecoach bus, on the Penrith to Workington route, the X4.
 

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Covid 19 Update

Reopening The Lakes Distillery

Following three extraordinary months - and with a host of new safety measures in place - The Lakes Distillery is delighted to announce a two-phased reopening.

Friday, 10 July 2020:
• The distillery shop reopens at 10am.
• Residents and visitors to The Lakes District can
'Click & Collect' from the distillery, via LakesDistillery.com.

Friday, 31 July 2020:
• Distillery tours recommence from 10am.
• Bistro at the Distillery begins a daytime service.

While our team are excited to be back, our priority continues to be their - and our visitors - health and safety. This is why pre-booking tours and dining is essential to allow us the opportunity to operate in a manner which allows us to do all we can to keep people relaxed, comfortable and reassured that they are as safe as possible.

The Distillery Shop

Reopening on Friday 10 July, we’ve introduced a number of new measures to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.

To allow for social distancing, we have a limited number of people permitted in the shop.

When people arrive, one of our team will greet and advise them about our new health and safety protocols, including a one-way system, redefined entry and exit points, clear social distance markings, hand sanitisation areas, avoidance of close contact, and, wherever possible, contactless card payments.


Distillery Tours

Beginning once more on Friday 31 July, and limited to only 8 people, a guided tour of the distillery will become a much more personal experience, and our carefully planned schedule will make use of space in our recently refurbished Whiskymaker's House so that, seven days a week, we can offer the choice between:

• Distillery Tour & Tasting (£12.50, 1 hour)
• The Lakes Whisky Tour (£25, 2 hours)
• Whisky & Chocolate Experience (£25, 2 hours)

With improved and more frequent deep-cleaning measures in place, floor markings and additional signage, hand sanitisation points at every access point, and team members positioned throughout the distillery to help with the flow and movement of visitors, we will do everything we can to take people on a safe and enjoyable tour.


Bistro at the Distillery

With a focus on hygiene and cleanliness and fewer chefs able to work safely in our kitchen, Bistro at the Distillery has been adapted to return on Friday 31 July with a slightly smaller, but equally impressive menu, and with the same focus on freshness, flavour and simplicity.

For the time being, we will only be serving between 10am and 6pm, with a menu which changes in line with the seasonal produce available.

With a dedicated serving staff for each table, we will disinfect thoroughly after each guest, and deep clean after service each evening.

In addition to dining alfresco in our Victorian farmhouse’s courtyard, we will also be introducing a new ‘Picnic Box’ and outdoor coffee cart where weather permitting, guests can explore the distillery’s beautiful gardens.


Ensuring visitors remain safe

While visits may be a little different, our focus on delivering an exceptional experience remains the same:
1. We have carried out a thorough risk assessment of our entire operation, sharing the results with every member of our team.
2. Extensive training has been given to all employees on hygiene and respiratory etiquette, as well as social distancing and transmission risks.
3. Increased cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures are in place throughout the distillery, all in excess of Government guidance.
4. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure people can maintain a safe social distance, both in the workplace and when they visit.
5. At the beginning of each day, every member of our team has their temperature taken, and we will be asking visitors about their recent health and travel history, as well as recording details to support the Government's contact track and trace initiative. 


Set in what was once Victorian farmstead's cattle parlour, the Bistro at the Distillery is the perfect place for a kitchen focused on local produce and honest hearty flavours.

Inviting and informal, whether it's coffee and a slice of home-made cake, a leisurely three-course supper, or everything in between, the Bistro can accomodate up to 120 people, both indoor and in the beautiful outdoor courtyard.

Serving light lunches and afternoon teas, quick snacks, thirst-quenching drinks and The Lakes' signature spirits and cocktails, The Bistro is comfortable and stylish and committed to embracing the spirit of the Lake District by using regional ingredients where ever possible.

With such variety on offer, the private dining room is also hugely popular with both corporate hospitality and private events and parties.

Opening Times:
The Bistro is open daily from 10am until 10pm
(expect on Sunday and Monday, when it closes at 6pm).

If you have specific dietary requirements, please contact 017687 88850 (option 2).
 

Additional information:
• Children welcome, but must be 6yrs+ to enjoy the tour
• Disabled access, parking & toilets available
• Dogs are allowed on-site, but not inside buildings (except guide dogs)
• Facilities are availble for group bookings & corporate hospitality
• Public toilets & baby changing facilities on-site

Location

By Car:
Turn off A66 by Bassenthwaite Lake on to B5291. Continue on this road for 1 mile. At Ouse Bridge carry straight on (do not cross bridge). Distillery is of the right after 400m. Parking is free.

Public Transport:
The Lakes Distillery is accessible by Stagecoach bus, on the Penrith to Workington route, the X4.
 

Your enquiry will be sent directly to The Bistro at the Distillery. Please fill in as much detail as you can.

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