Hawkshead Brewery

Alex Saint

The Hawkshead Brewery, was founded in 2002 in Town End Farm outside Hawskhead. Such has been its success that it rapidly outgrew is 7 barrel brew plant and had to move to a rather splendid purpose built brewhouse in Staveley, near Kendal, where you find it sandwiched between an artisan bakers and a serious destination cycling shop. A perfect trio. Founder Alex Brodie learnt the beer trade travelling the world as a foreign -correspondent, and at the brewhouse you’ll find the usual tours, food and off-sales – but it’s also worth checking out what’s on as they also run a pretty darn good programme of music events too.

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Telephone: Brewery - 01539 822644; The Beer Hall 01539 825260 Visit Now

Admission Charges

Brewery Tour£6.50

Commercial and Hire Services

The River Bar can be booked for private functions.

Services and Facilities

Bar, shop, guided tours

Opening Hours

  • Monday12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Friday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Saturday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm - 8:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Hawkshead Brewery

Kendal Calling Festival 2024

Featuring over 200 artists and performers, immersive arts experiences and kids activities, Kendal Calling is a great, family-friendly festival set in the stunning Lake District.

from £199.00
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Morecambe Poetry Festival 2024 at various venues

Our Tourist Telescope is set on the coast – more specifically, Morecambe Poetry Festival, back for a third year with an impressive line-up now spread over two venues: the wonderful Winter Gardens and upstairs at The King’s Arms.

from £65.00

Where to go near Hawkshead Brewery

Event venue
Cowshed Creative

Workshops at Cowshed Creative are based in a two storey traditional Lakeland barn conversion, surrounded by the peaceful Kentmere Valley.

Tourist Attraction

Perhaps no water in England is more storied than Windermere, where swimmers who enjoy a challenge have naturally flocked here for centuries.

Gilpin Lake House

Gilpin Lake House is a stunning Lake District getaway, hosting just 16 guests on 100 acres of private grounds, with its own lake.

Scout Scar
Kendal and Sedbergh
Tourist Attraction
Scout Scar

Scout Scar is a 771ft tall hill with an awe-inspiring cliff-edge and views over Kendal and beyond – ideal for walkers with stronger stamina.

The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter™ is a vibrant family Attraction bringing to life Beatrix Potter’s enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake District countryside.

Culture Guides

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Literature Events in Manchester and the North

In between working out, then working through, your holiday reading pile this summer, find inspiration for your next bookish acquisitions from our selection of live events and exhibitions.