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Watermill Brewing Company



Watermill Brewing Company
Watermill Inn
phone 01539 821309
fax 01539 822309
info@ lakelandpub.co.uk


June 2014

Additional brand name:  Windermere Brewing Co  - was set up to enable Brian to overcome resistance to his Watermill brand by those Lake District establishments who saw the Watermill as a competitor in the hotel & food stakes.  They are, however very happy to stock his beer under his new brand!

Windermere Brewing Co @ the Watermill Inn, Ings, Kendal, Cumbria, LA89PY

Email: info @ windermerebrewery.co.uk

There are three established beers - all confirmed by brewer as rebadges.

Belle Isle Bitter 4.5% Golden, Malty, Dry (Isle of Dogs)

Orrest Head 3.7% Pale, hoppy,Dry (Collie Wobbles )
Windermere Golden 4.2% Blonde, hoppy, dry (Windermere Blonde)

October 2011

The Watermill celebrates its 21st birthday in December of this year.

Brian has now trademarked the name 'Windermere Brewing Company.' He is also hoping to brew a new beer after the end of August, as yet unnamed.



The new brewery, which can be seen from inside the pub, is now in production. The copper clad showpiece brewery was allegedly originally built at the New Jersey state correctional facility in 1997/8 and was first used at the 'Hops Brew Pub' in Florida.

Six beers are now in regular production: Collie Wobbles 3.7% - originally described as a gentle, tasty golden mild, but not classed as a bitter; three varied best bitters - A Bit'er Ruff 4.1%, Ruff Justice 4.2%, A Winters Tail 4.3%, and Dogth Vader, a strong bitter 5.1%. There are also two golden ales - Isle of Dogs 4.5%; W'Ruff Night 5% and Blackbeard - a mild of 3.8%.
Beer names have a play on 'words to do with dogs' theme.
Sad loss last year, of the delightful, gentlemanly, Alan Coulthwaite, who set up the pub with its focus on quality ales and whose dream it was to brew. His son Alan brought the dream to fruition!


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:07