8 en-suite rooms (single, double, twin & family)
Bar meals are served everyday from 12 – 9pm. * *We only closed on Christmas day. We are open as usual from Boxing Day, normal hours. We are only taking table bookings for New Years Eve night. (see our what’s on page).
Ales brewed right here in our own micro brewery
The Watermill Inn & Windermere Brewing Co. is situated in the quiet village of Ings, just 2 miles East of Windermere in the Lake District.
Millholme Country Hotel was purchased in 1987 by the Coulthwaite family who dreamed of opening a traditional Lakeland inn, and ultimately, an on-site brewery. Developments soon began and The Watermill Inn was born, with the doors opening in 1990. Alan and his son Brian’s further aspirations were achieved in 2006 when they launched the Windermere Brewing Company.
To this day, this award-winning pub and brewery remain in the family and are run by Brian’s wife Alison, along with their two sons, Sam and Liam following Brian’s unexpected passing in 2019. The family and team extend a warm welcome to all who visit and thank you for your ongoing support.
Positioned on a peaceful country lane, just off the A591, and only 15 minutes from the M6, we are perfectly located for touring the Lake District by car, bicycle, public transport or on foot. We are surrounded by pleasant walks, cycle ways and of course the beautiful Lakeland fells. Windermere is just 2 miles away, and the traditional towns and villages of Kendal, Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick, Hawkshead and Coniston, are all within easy reach.
After a day out exploring the fabulous Lakes, come and relax in one of our cosy, oak-beamed bars, or in our spacious beer garden. You can sample some of our chef’s freshly prepared food and enjoy our extensive range of beers, wines and spirits. Children and dogs are most welcome.
Our award-winning micro-brewery is located onsite and serves the pub with a range of delicious ales, which can also be purchased to take away.
Come and relax at The Watermill Inn
Choose from as many as 11 real ales, all on traditional hand pulls. Many of the beers are brewed on site in our own award winning micro brewery, which you can see through the viewing window in our main bar area. The Watermill Inn is home to the award winning “Collie Wobbles” beer.
Our varied menu and constantly changing chef’s specials are served daily from 12 noon to 9pm.
On cold Winter days you can warm up in front of our real log fires. Whilst on warm Sunny days you can relax in our beer garden.