The Watermill Inn & Brewery

North West England Cumbria Windermere

  • 8 Guest Rooms
  • Walkers Paradise

The ultimate dog friendly pub with rooms in a beautiful part of the Lake District.

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Midway between Kendal and Windermere, The Watermill Inn is tucked away in a quiet spot just a few hundred yards from the A591, in the tiny village of Ings. You’re within easy striking distance of dozens of beautiful walks – in the nearby Kentmere Valley or up on Scout Scar near Kendal – while the pub itself offers all-day dining, and benefits from being attached to the excellent Windermere Brewery, whose ales you can sup in the bar. There are 8 bedrooms, all very homely, and decorated in keeping with the age of the building, although taller guests will need to watch out for the odd low beam. There are 6 doubles, 1 single and a family room, all with tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV and wifi and bathrooms with toiletries and decent showers. The Watermill is also one of the lakes’ most dog-friendly pubs, with dogs welcome in all rooms and the bar and snug, dog portraits on the walls and even a special page in the bar menu dedicated to canine treats. For every dog that stays with them, The Watermill makes a donation to The Dogs Trust!



Open all year.


Rates for double rooms with breakfast start at around £100 per night. There is a £7 per night charge for dogs, who are not permitted to be left alone in rooms unless in a cage.


Contact Website    The Watermill Inn & Brewery, Ings, Near Windermere, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9PY

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  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Dog-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Hills & Mountains
  • Historic
  • Pub with Rooms

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