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  • Cumbria Tourism Awards Winner
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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Distillery Tours, £12.50

The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery


Following a £9m investment and three years' development, The Lakes Distillery officially opened its doors in December 2014. Since then, they have become one of Cumbria's leading award winning tourist attractions, having been awarded 'Best Distillery Facilities' in the Global Distillery Masters for two years running.

The Lakes Distillery's portfolio of products is ever expanding, with various special editions joining the original trio of spirits; The ONE blended whisky, The Lakes Gin and The Lakes Vodka. Alongside award-winning spirits, the distillery also offers interactive distillery tours and the highly acclaimed food and drink offering, Bistro at the Distillery.

The distillery site is set in what used to be a Victorian model farm and has been carefully renovated to become the stunning set of buildings it is today. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a leisurely walk down to the River Derwent, as well as utilise their gorgeous grounds for picnics in the summer months. The friendly and immensely popular heard of alpacas can also be found close by; visitors can even book to walk one of them! Bassenthwaite Lake is also less than 300 metres away, providing visitors with further spectacular views.

Please note that the distillery are wheelchair-friendly. However, if you have an electric wheelchair please contact the distillery to make different arrangements, as you will be unable to participate in the tours.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Retail shop: 10am to 6pm*
Bistro at the Distillery: 10am to 9pm*

* During particular times of year, such as the festive period or less-busy periods, the gift shop and Bistro have slightly different opening hours. Please visit the website or call for further information.


Adults - £12.50
Youth (13-17) - £5.00
12 and under - Free


Nr Bassenthwaite Lake,
CA13 9SJ



Plan route to The Lakes Distillery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 196319  Lat: 54.67573 Long: -3.24833

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 on the right after 400m.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for shoppers with disabilities
  • YesDrop-off point for shoppers outside entrance


  • YesAccess to other levels by lift
    • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesAccess to a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Yesgood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesPublic toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesLow counter at the till for wheelchair users


  • YesSeating available throughout the facility at appropriate intervals for shoppers with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes / aisles throughout the facility suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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