Afternoon Tea at the Bistro from £16

Available every day from 15.00 - 17.00

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

2 courses £17.95
3 courses £20.95

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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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Gin Afternoon Tea
3 Sept, 2pm

Have a fun afternoon learning about the botanicals found in our gins, sip on a gin cocktail and enjoy a full afternoon tea with handmade scones and pastries at our Gin Afternoon Tea on the 3rd September. Sounds good to us!

Call now to book 017687 88850 (option 2) - £35pp.

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Distillery Showcase
24 Sept, All Day

The Lakes Distillery is holding a Distillery Showcase to celebrate the launch of their new gins and whisky, also marking their sponsorship of the Taste Cumbria Festival in Cockermouth. We'll have a special all day autumnal menu on at the Bistro - we'd love you to join us!


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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