Vats Bar refurbishment starts 5 March.

We are pleased to announce the beginning of a major refurbishment of The Brewery’s iconic Vats Bar. Don’t panic the Vats are staying put!

Work will begin to revamp the bar on 5 March and is expected to last around four weeks.

During this time, the Vats Bar will be closed but food and drinks will still be available in the Grainstore Restaurant.  Drinks will also be served in the Intro space in the foyer on nights when there are events taking place in the Malt Room and Theatre.

While work in the bar is ongoing, tables in the restaurant will be available on a walk-in basis only, there will be no online booking facility on the website.  This will help us better manage availability in the restaurant during busy periods.

Brewery Chief Executive Richard Foster said: “This is a very exciting time for us.  The renovation marks significant financial investment into our catering offer and will provide a more spacious layout, more seating, fresh décor and an enhanced drinks menu with an emphasis on great local beer and an outstanding selection of gins.

“The Brewery relies on its catering outlets to generate income which is then used to support our arts and creative learning programmes.  Great food and drink is an important element of the offer here at the Brewery and we have many customers who visit simply to enjoy a drink or a meal.

“We are sure that this new refurb will have the twofold benefits of boosting our competitiveness in Kendal’s night time economy and enable us to create even more memorable experiences for Kendal and South Lakes.”


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