Experience a distillery unlike any other

Visit our beautifully renovated old Victorian farmstead on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, where our majestic surroundings inspire our artistic ethos.

Home of the 'World's Best Single Malt 2022'

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of our working distillery, following the spirit’s journey to discover how every flavour possibility is achieved.

Plan your visit

We're looking forward to welcoming you to The Lakes Distillery.

How to find us

The Lakes Distillery, Setmurthy, Bassenthwaite CA13 9SJ

From the A66: Turn off A66 at the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake onto B5291. At Ouse Bridge junction bear left (don't go over the bridge). Distillery is on the right after a few hundred metres.

From the A591: use the turning directly next to the Castle Inn onto the B5291. Carry on past Armathwaite Hall. Bear right after crossing the Ouse Bridge and the Distillery is on the right after a few hundred metres. 

Google Maps: Type in 'Lakes Distillery, Setmurthy' and it will take you straight to the door. 


Opening Hours

Shop & Tours
Daily, 10am - 6pm

We are open every day, except Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Private and evening bookings available on request.

Bistro at the Distillery
Daily, 10am - 5pm

Private, evening and group bookings available, please contact us.

Head office
9am - 5pm (Monday-Friday)