Afternoon Tea at the Bistro from £16.95

Available every day from 15.00 - 17.00

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Try our delicious fixed price menu. Available lunch & dinner.

2 courses £16.95
3 courses £19.95

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It’s all about steak.

Steak Club Wednesdays 17.30-19.00

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Join us for a relaxing Sunday Lunch.

2 courses £19.95
3 courses £22.95

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Free cocktail. Monday & Tuesday nights.

Happy Monday
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Call us for bookings: 017687 88850

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The Bistro

Inviting and informal, Bistro at the Distillery is a place for coffee and slice of home-made cake, a leisurely three-course supper and everything else in between. We also offer light lunches, afternoon teas, quick snacks and thirst-quenching beers, so there is something to suit everyone’s taste.

The Boardroom

Our spacious boardroom is ideal for meetings, functions and private events. As well as a dedicated front of house team to look after you, the venue provides an exclusive view through the boardroom windows to the casks sleeping next door in the distilling warehouse. For more details, please call the distillery team.


To make a reservation at the Bistro or to enquire about the Boardroom please call: 017687 88850

Call us for bookings: 017687 88850

Special Events

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Whisky Tasting

Set your tastebuds alight with a tutored whisky tasting from the man who makes the spirit itself - our Distillery Manager, John Drake. You'll find out more about the whisky wheel, how to savour the different notes in the spirit as well as comparing whisky characters. Combine all this with a menu of locally sourced products for £35pp.

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Guest Chef Evening
Terry Laybourne

Join us for an exclusive evening with acclaimed chef Terry Laybourne on the 29 July; the man behind 21 Hospitality Group and The Broad Chare, to name a few! Book now for £55pp for a special 5-course menu - call the Bistro on 017687 88850.

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Gin Afternoon Tea
13 August, 2pm

For an afternoon in gin education, join us for our Gin Afternoon Tea - an expert gin tasting led by our distillery manager, followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea & a Gin Fizz cocktail. Book now for £35pp - call the Bistro on 017687 88850.

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To make a reservation for one of our upcoming Special Events please call: 017687 88850

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About Andrew

Andrew Beaton

With time spent at Raymond Blanc’s Petit Blanc and having cooked for Her Majesty the Queen herself at Miller Howe in Windermere, Andrew prides himself on producing exceptional, honest food.

About Terry

Terry Laybourne

Terry and his team boast between them a Michelin Star, Egon Ronay Star, Independent Restaurateur of the Year, Gold Winner Taste of North East England, Newcomer of the Year and an MBE for services to the hospitality industry.

About Rachel

Rachel Palmer

Passionate about food and running a quality smooth service, Rachel’s impeccable standards makes the Bistro an exceptional place to dine and relax.

Set in a former Victorian cattle parlour, the Bistro's surroundings and inspirations are reassuringly solid, natural and rooted in the Lake District. This is reflected in our food; honest, generous and full of flavour. Our team is passionate about what they do and where we are, discover more about who we are and let us welcome you to The Bistro at the Distillery.

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The Lakes Distillery Company Limited 1st Floor Grandstand Garage, Kenton Road, Gosforth, NE3 4NB, UK .
Registered in England. Company.Registration No: 07769363. VAT No: 122 6122 61