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The Beer Hall (Hawkshead)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Anarchy - Smoke BombExcellent1
Hawkshead - RedExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Made NorthExcellent1
Hawkshead - Dry Stone StoutExcellent2
Hawkshead - Hop BlackExcellent1
Mordue - Five Bridge BitterExcellent1
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)Good9
Marble - Pint (was 3.9%)Not Tried0
Fyne - RuneNot Tried0
Wylam / Siren Craft Collaboration - The Lights Are OnNot Tried0
Wylam - DognobblerNot Tried0
Wylam - Red KiteNot Tried0
Buxton - Bitter RecogniseNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SeaforthNot Tried0
Anarchy - Citra StarNot Tried0
Cloudwater - GrisetteNot Tried0
Fyne - Hurricane JackNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Melba Peach IPANot Tried0
Cloudwater - American PaleNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Lakeland LagerNot Tried0
Buxton - Jacob's LadderNot Tried0
Fyne - EurekaNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Brodie's PrimeNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Great WhiteNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Oat WineNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RingmasterNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Villainous Vienna IPANot Tried0
Hawkshead - Cumbrian Five HopNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - One Inch PunchNot Tried0
Marble - Earl Grey IPANot Tried0
Buxton - Moor TopNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - PacificoNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Summer BreezeNot Tried0
Hawkshead - NZPANot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - XLPANot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Summer HopNot Tried0
Magic Rock - High WireNot Tried0
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA)Not Tried0
Mordue - KolschNot Tried0
Marble - Lagonda IPANot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Southern StarNot Tried0
Anarchy - Urban AssaultNot Tried0
Mordue - Biere du GardeNot Tried0
Hawkshead - BitterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - FUBARNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Loki LightNot Tried0
Wylam - GalaxiaNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Lakeland GoldNot Tried0
Mordue - Northumbrian BlondeNot Tried0
Cloudwater - Session IPANot Tried0
Wylam - CharaNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan (was 3.5%)Not Tried0
Magic Rock - CarnivalNot Tried0
Anarchy - Strait JacketNot Tried0
Marble - Summer MarbleNot Tried0
Buxton - Axe Edge Double IPANot Tried0
Cloudwater - PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria
Picture 2. The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria

Visits Details

14 Apr 2024 (McGargle)
The 'band' were murdering Handbags and Gladrags so we sat outside. Place was full mind. Be wary of the new pay to park scheme.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40AcceptableLacking it's usual hippy bite.
04 Oct 2023 (McGargle)
Ten cask ales. Super dog friendly.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40ExcellentJust what's needed after a very long drive. Crisp and refreshing.
21 Apr 2022 (McGargle)
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40GoodFirst pint was clearly a mis-serve, Westmoreland? This was what I was expecting.
21 Apr 2022 (McGargle)
Busy. 'Beer Garden' full so borrowed the cafe seating. Too many beers to note but the flagship Windermere didn't hit the mark.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40AcceptableDisappointing. Darker in colour and the fresh hop zing totally absent. I fear the old brewers are sorely missed.
04 Sep 2020 (McGargle)
Service at the bar. Staff unmasked. Became very busy so left after one beer.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40AcceptableLacking hop hit and finesse. Change of brewing team responsible?
15 Apr 2018 (Ray)
Great beer as usual with good service. Just a shame about the aged hippies murdering acoustic favourites. Why do hipster bars encourage this dross? Not all beers noted.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40ExcellentAfetr a long drive this was just the job.
12 May 2017 (Ray)
Effortlessly gets everything right. One of my favourite bars. Not all beers listed.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40ExcellentMakes brewing seem effortless. Light, hoppy and refreshing.
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50ExcellentA good roasty stout.
Hawkshead - Hop Black5.60ExcellentSimilar to Thornbridge Wild Raven this black IPA was almost worth 5*.
07 Oct 2015 (Ray)
Top spot as usual. Great beer, friendly and keen staff.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40ExcellentFresh, hoppy and refreshing.
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50GoodBut lacking some depth.
16 Jul 2015 (ChrisE)
Day one of the ninth summer beer festival to be held here. I really like this place as there is plenty of seating, good beer in top condition and good knowledgeable staff. Cider and a range of keg beers were available. The food menu included Lobster Thermidor but it seems that they have forgotten to put the essential spam on top of it.
Mordue - Five Bridge Bitter3.80Excellent
Anarchy - Smoke Bomb3.90ExcellentSuperb.
Hawkshead - Red4.20ExcellentFruity and malty bitter.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Made North3.80ExcellentA good session bitter.
Marble - Lagonda IPA5.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Hawkshead - Lakeland Gold4.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan (was 3.5%)3.40Not Tried
Marble - Summer Marble4.50Not Tried
Marble - Pint (was 3.9%)3.40Not Tried
Wylam - Dognobbler3.90Not Tried
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Seaforth5.90Not Tried
Fyne - Hurricane Jack4.40Not Tried
Hawkshead - Lakeland Lager5.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime4.90Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Hawkshead - Cumbrian Five Hop5.00Not Tried
Buxton - Moor Top3.60Not Tried
Hawkshead - NZPA6.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - High Wire5.50Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Southern Star5.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40Not Tried
Mordue - Northumbrian Blonde4.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - Carnival4.30Not Tried
Buxton - Axe Edge Double IPA6.80Not Tried
Fyne - Rune3.50Not Tried
Wylam - Red Kite4.50Not Tried
Anarchy - Citra Star4.10Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Melba Peach IPA5.20Not Tried
Buxton - Jacob's Ladder2.70Not Tried
Hawkshead - Great White4.80Not Tried
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - One Inch Punch3.90Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Pacifico4.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - XLPA4.20Not Tried
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA)3.50Not TriedAlso available in keg.
Anarchy - Urban Assault5.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Loki Light4.50Not Tried
Cloudwater - Session IPA4.80Not Tried
Anarchy - Strait Jacket3.60Not Tried
Cloudwater - Pale3.70Not Tried
Wylam / Siren Craft Collaboration - The Lights Are On5.00Not Tried
Buxton - Bitter Recognise6.70Not Tried
Cloudwater - Grisette3.50Not Tried
Cloudwater - American Pale5.00Not Tried
Fyne - Eureka6.50Not Tried
Hawkshead - Oat Wine8.80Not Tried
Magic Rock - Villainous Vienna IPA6.50Not Tried
Marble - Earl Grey IPA6.80Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Summer Breeze3.90Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Summer Hop4.10Not Tried
Mordue - Kolsch4.90Not Tried
Mordue - Biere du Garde6.50Not Tried
Wylam - Galaxia3.90Not Tried
Wylam - Chara5.70Not Tried
11 Jun 2015 (Ray)
A 'must visit'. Still shuts early during the week.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40GoodAm I becoming hop tolerant? Well crafted but seemed to be lacking .... hops.

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About The Beer Hall

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Staveley, Cumbria, LA8 9LR.

The Beer Hall is attached to Hawkshead Brewery which can be seen through glass. It is part brewery tap, part visitor centre and shop and food can be be brought in or ordered from the cafes on site. Usually carries the full range of Hawkshead beers including seasonals and offers lots of comfortable seating including sofas. Note the limited opening hours: 12-5pm Mon, 12-6 Tues to Thurs; 12-11pm Fri/Sat, 12-8 Sun.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 189 different beers and tried 24 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LA8 9LR