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  • Lake District Foundation
  • VisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold
  • Cumbria Tourism Awards Winner
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Indoor Tours, £12.50

The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery


Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a working distillery and discover how the Lakes whisky, gin and vodka are produced. You will enjoy spectacular helicopter footage of the journey from the source of the River Derwent to the distillery, housed in a beautifully renovated 1850s cattle parlour. Explore the stillroom with expert tour guides and discover the cask warehouse where the Lakes malt rests, maturing to perfection for release in 2018. Afterwards, you’ll finish off the tour in the tasting room, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample three of the Lakes spirits. You may wish to accompany your tour with lunch in the award-winning Bistro or take a short stroll nearby to the stunning Bassenthwaite Lake.

What’s included?
-Detailed guided tour around the Distillery
-Spectacular video footage following the journey of the River Derwent
-Discover the Stillroom and the Warehouse
-Guided tasting of 3 spirits
-£5 off any 70cl purchase in-store

Opening details

Open all year Monday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00

Children are more than welcome on the distillery tour – quizzes and fruit shoots available! Please note we are a working distillery so little ones under 6 unfortunately are not allowed on the tour.

Dogs are allowed in the courtyard, garden and shop. Guide dogs are welcome throughout the year.


Adult (18+): £12.50
Teen (13-17): £5
Child (6-12): free
Groups of 12 adults: £9pp


  • 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

Also at this Venue


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

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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