Top 7 Cumbrian breweries

The Cumbria and Lakeland Walker team reveal our region’s best breweries

Saturday June 15, 2024 will see people across the country raising a glass for Beer Day Britain. Well, we say a huge cheers to that!

What will be your beer of choice? Here are the Cumbria and Lakeland Walker team’s picks, or rather our top seven favourite Cumbrian breweries, ranked in order of our personal preferences.

We’re truly spoilt for choice in this glorious corner of the country.

The exterior of The Thornhill Arms, located in Yorkshire's Calverley

7. LAKES BREW CO

Based in: Kendal

Our favourites: NZ Pilsner and NE Session IPA

The exterior of The Thornhill Arms, located in Yorkshire's Calverley

6. CONISTON BREWERY COMPANY

Based in: Coniston

Our favourites: Bluebird Bitter and Old Man Ale

The exterior of The Thornhill Arms, located in Yorkshire's Calverley

5. KESWICK BREWING COMPANY

Based in: Keswick

Our favourites: Fox Pale

The exterior of The Thornhill Arms, located in Yorkshire's Calverley

4. CUMBRIAN ALES

Based in: Ambleside

Our favourites: Loweswater Gold ale and Langdale bitter

The exterior of The Thornhill Arms, located in Yorkshire's Calverley

3. JENNINGS BREWERY

Based in: Smardale

Our favourites: Cumberland golden beer

The exterior of The Thornhill Arms, located in Yorkshire's Calverley

2. KIRKBY LONSDALE BREWERY

Based in: Kirkby Lonsdale

Our favourites: Ruskin’s and Devil’s Bridge IPA

The exterior of The Thornhill Arms, located in Yorkshire's Calverley

1. HAWKSHEAD BREWERY

Based in: Staveley

Our favourites: Hawkshead Windermere Pale and Lakeland Gold

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