Cocktail Menu

Celebrate your evening with cocktails!

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Afternoon Tea from £16

Available every day* from 15.00 - 17.00

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Join us for a relaxing Sunday Lunch.

2 courses £21.95
3 courses £24.95

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Stillman's Afternoon Tea

Available every day* from 15.00 - 17.00. Only £19pp.

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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

Hire us for an exclusive party or event. From corporate meetings to weddings and birthday celebrations, we can cater for private parties up to 40 people. Hire our beautifully appointed Boardroom or call us to discuss a bespoke tour and tasting.

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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

Summer Holidays Begin
20th July - 27th August 2018

Kids eat for £1 throughout the summer with an adult.

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Bass Week
4th - 12th August 2018 

Join us for a sailing regatta at Bassenthwaite Lake.

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August Bank Holiday
24th - 27th August 2018 

Come and meet the friendly herd of alpacas
Kids from only £6 

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To make a reservation for one of our upcoming special events, please call: 017687 88850

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Andrew Beaton

Having joined us after years as Head Chef of the Two-Rosette Miller Howe Hotel, Andrew Beaton has even cooked for Her Majestic the Queen herself and 30 of her guests. With time also spent at Raymond Blanc’s Petit Blanc, Andy prides himself on producing exceptional, honest food. 


Terry Laybourne

Our Consultant Chef Terry Laybourne brings a wealth of experience with him. In recent years he's been awarded an MBE for services to the Hospitality Industry, voted one of the top 50 most influential figures in Northern Hospitality and recognised by his peers as Independent Restaurateur of the Year. Terry owns and operates six successful restaurants within his 21 Hospitality Group.


Tom Williamson

Having worked in the hospitality industry since the age of 14, Tom's ambition has meant a swift rise from full-time waiting staff to the Bistro Manager in less than 2 years - his meticulous eye for detail ensures that all runs smoothly on the ground for the Bistro and special events.

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