Bowness Bay Brewing opens Barrel House bar

Following on from its recent brewing equipment investment, Bowness Bay Brewing is continuing with expansion plans by launching its own bar called the Barrel House.

The new bar, which is based at Bowness Bay’s Castle Mills brewery in Kendal, is part of wider plans to establish the brewery as a tourist destination and entertainment venue. 

Speaking of the launch, 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.

“In the not too distant future we’ll be hosting brewery tours and taking private parties round our facility. The Barrel House will be an important part of that, enabling us to offer the Bowness Bay experience we want people to sample.”

Richard concluded: “At a time when approximately 20 pubs week are closing, it’s great to buck the trend. Customers are wanting more from bars now – not just a place to sit and have a few drinks but somewhere that offers an experience. The Barrel House and other plans we have for the Brewery’s estate will do that – we want to be known as a place that brews great beers, as a tourist destination and festival venue and an enterprise that contributes to the regional economy.”