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Watermill Inn (Brew Pub)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Watermill - A Bit'er RuffExcellent1
Watermill - Collie WobblesGood8
Watermill - Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, RubyGood1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood2
Loweswater - Grassmoor DarkGood1
Old School (OSB) - DetentionAcceptable1
Watermill - Isle of DogsAcceptable3
Watermill - Shih Tzu FacedAcceptable1
Watermill - BlackbeardAcceptable1
Watermill - Windermere BlondeAcceptable1
Coniston - Blacksmiths AleNot Tried0
Watermill - W'ruff NightNot Tried0
Ulverston - Lonesome PineNot Tried0
Cumbrian Legendary - Loweswater GoldNot Tried0
Hardknott - Code BlackNot Tried0
Watermill - Dog'th VaderNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Spire AleNot Tried0
Coniston - Bluebird BitterNot Tried0
Old School (OSB) - HeadmasterNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - SingletrackNot Tried0
Watermill - Golden RetrieverNot Tried0
Beckstones - Barley BlondeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Watermill Inn, Ings (Nr. Staveley), Cumbria

Visits Details

15 Apr 2018 (Ray)
Pleasant and friendly just don't expect great beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70AcceptableBrown with not much character.
Watermill - Isle of Dogs4.50AcceptableLighter but limited hopping.
12 May 2017 (Ray)
Don't expect great beer here. Too much choice and too little turnover. But do expect a friendly welcome from staff and locals plus good value helpings of tasty food. Not all beers listed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70AcceptableMaybe 2.5*. Nothing to enthuse over.
Watermill - Isle of Dogs4.50AcceptableMaybe 2.5*. Nothing to enthuse over.
07 Oct 2015 (Ray)
I always enjoy this place. Although the beer's not great the staff are. Friendly customers, good food and a welcome for Fido and Rex
BeerABVScoreNotes
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60GoodSmooth and rich but perhaps not too fresh.
Watermill - Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby4.40GoodA limited but smoothly balanced red ale.
16 Jul 2015 (ChrisE)
The main bar was busy so we went in to the other one which was almost empty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Watermill - A Bit'er Ruff4.10Excellent
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
Coniston - Bluebird Bitter3.60Not Tried
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70Not Tried
Watermill - W'ruff Night5.00Not Tried
Cumbrian Legendary - Loweswater Gold4.30Not Tried
Watermill - Blackbeard3.70Not Tried
Watermill - Isle of Dogs4.50Not Tried
Watermill - Dog'th Vader5.10Not Tried
Watermill - Golden Retriever4.30Not Tried
Watermill - Shih Tzu Faced7.00Not Tried
Beckstones - Barley Blonde3.70Not Tried
22 Jun 2015 (Jack William)
Monday early evening - quite busy but somehow not that welcoming. Lots of beers to choose from.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70ExcellentZesty, top condition.
Watermill - Blackbeard3.70Acceptable
Watermill - Windermere Blonde4.20AcceptableRather bland
Coniston - Bluebird Bitter3.60Not Tried
Watermill - A Bit'er Ruff4.10Not Tried
Watermill - Shih Tzu Faced7.00Not Tried
11 Jun 2015 (Ray)
I really like this place. Friendly staff and locals, good food, reasonably priced accomodation and an on site brewery. Shame the beers seem to have a hint of home brew about them. I think there were 16 ales available (some guests) but I didn't count them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Watermill - Isle of Dogs4.50GoodSome hop presence and good, slightly sweet, malts.
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70Acceptable
Watermill - Shih Tzu Faced7.00Acceptable
18 Jul 2013 (ChrisE)
A hot and sunny day, but nice and cool inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70Good
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
Stonehenge - Spire Ale3.80Not Tried
Coniston - Bluebird Bitter3.60Not Tried
Watermill - A Bit'er Ruff4.10Not Tried
Watermill - Blackbeard3.70Not Tried
Watermill - Isle of Dogs4.50Not Tried
Watermill - Dog'th Vader5.10Not Tried
Old School (OSB) - Headmaster4.50Not Tried
Kirkby Lonsdale - Singletrack4.00Not Tried
Watermill - Windermere Blonde4.20Not Tried
Watermill - Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby4.40Not Tried
19 Jul 2012 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon, and still busy with a good mix of customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70Excellent
Old School (OSB) - Detention4.10AcceptableNot to my taste, although others in our group thoroughly ejnoyed it.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
Coniston - Blacksmiths Ale5.00Not Tried
Watermill - W'ruff Night5.00Not Tried
Ulverston - Lonesome Pine4.20Not Tried
Cumbrian Legendary - Loweswater Gold4.30Not Tried
Hardknott - Code Black5.60Not Tried
Watermill - A Bit'er Ruff4.10Not Tried
Watermill - Blackbeard3.70Not Tried
Watermill - Isle of Dogs4.50Not Tried
Watermill - Dog'th Vader5.10Not Tried
15 Jan 2012 (Ray)
Dog friendly, welcoming, open fires and good food. A winning combination.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70AcceptableUnassuming light golden ale. Clear, well kept but lacking in malt or hop character.
22 Nov 2009 (McGargle)
Enough local and tourist trade to create pleasant atmosphere. No TV or music only talk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loweswater - Grassmoor Dark4.30GoodDark, fruity ale with good balance and plenty of interest. Long fruity finish.
Watermill - Collie Wobbles3.70GoodEasy drinking pale gold bitter brewed with Challenger hops. Lightly balanced with short finish.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60AcceptableLacking both body and flavour.

About the Watermill Inn

The pub sign. Watermill Inn, Ings (Nr. Staveley), Cumbria

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good6
Acceptable11
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Ings (Nr. Staveley), Cumbria, LA8 9PY.

Large and friendly inn with quiet accommodation and home to the Watermill Brewery. Open fires and dog friendly bar. Good food and up to 12 beers on tap. Beer garden adjacent to the river.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LA8 9PY