Barrel House – April
On the 10th & 11th April, the Easter weekend we make our return to The Barrel House for 2020, bringing you our Thai Tapas and Thai Wrap.
Again there will be live music and a great selection of beers from Bowness Bay Brewing.
The Barrel House opened in July 2019 and has already become a favourite among locals. It is part of Bowness Bay Brewing, famous for their Swan Blonde and Swan Black beers.
This is what the media say about the pub:
“Exciting new venture for Bowness Bay Brewing housed in an imaginatively re-designed industrial unit beside the brewery. The range of recycled materials is inspired and the self-referencing use of copper is a visual joy! The bar is made from a 209-year-old piece of oak felled in Bowness Bay, Windermere, and oak from eight whisky casks. Fantastic opportunity to sample up to 12 Bowness beers – all under one roof – plus draught Prosecco and local cider on craft keg. Brewery tours and tutored tastings are on the cards alongside special events early week.
‘From a local favourite such as Swan Blonde to the award winning Steamer IPA. We have a range to suit everyone’s tastes.’ Richard Husbands. Owner. (Westmorland Camra)
“A Cumbrian brewery is continuing to expand by launching its own bar.Bowness Bay Brewing will officially open its new bar named The Barrel House on Friday. Based at Bowness Bay’s Castle Mills brewery in Kendal, it is part of the company’s wider plans to establish the brewery as a tourist destination and entertainment venue.
Owner Richard Husbands said: “From the outset we’ve always wanted the brewery to be something more than just a production site for good quality beers.
“We wanted it to be an experience where people can see the ingredients coming in, learning how the beer is made from our team and then sampling them in our own bar.
“The Barrel House boasts unique features created by specialist Cumbrian carpenter, Ffion Harris of To the Root. The bar is made from a 209-year-old piece of oak felled in Bowness Bay, Windermere, and oak from eight whisky casks. Ffion has also created a decorative wooden tap wall and artisan flooring from reclaimed wood. The tables were made by Ellie Barden of Grace Forge, who is also Bowness Bay’s part-time delivery driver. (The Westmorland Gazette)