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The Watermill Inn is in the village of Ings, 2 miles east of Windermere in the Lake District and can be easily reached from the M6 (J36), via the A590 then A591 (approximately 15 minutes from the junction).

You bypass the market town of Kendal, following signs for Windermere, and subsequently bypass the village of Staveley. You will soon enter Ings (40mph zone), pass the petrol station on the left, and turn immediately left onto a narrow lane which runs alongside our beautiful church and leads to The Watermill on the right. If you miss the lane turning, take the sharp left after the speed cameras (BEWARE!).

We have a spacious car park at the rear of the pub.

Oxenholme Station at Kendal is the nearest mainline railway station and there is an hourly shuttle train to Windermere. From Windermere, it’s a short taxi ride to Ings (approx £6), or you can hop on the 555 bus towards Kendal, and we’re the first stop.
The 555 bus runs hourly between Lancaster, Kendal, Windermere and Keswick and there is a bus stop on either side of the main road near The Watermill. We have a timetable in the pub hallway.

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