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The Beer Hall (Hawkshead)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - Feast Black AleExceptional1
First Chop Brewing Arm - Good MeasureExceptional1
Hawkshead - Dry Stone StoutExcellent2
RedWillow - EndlessExcellent1
Hawkshead - Hop BlackExcellent1
Mordue - Five Bridge BitterExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Anarchy - Smoke BombExcellent1
First Chop Brewing Arm - TOCExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Hawkshead - RedExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Made NorthExcellent1
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleGood7
Offbeat - Oddball RedGood1
Cromarty - Happy ChappyGood1
Hand Drawn Monkey - Untraditional TraditionAcceptable1
Alechemy - Rhapsody PaleAcceptable1
Wylam - CharaNot Tried0
Tempest - UnfermentalistNot Tried0
Hand Drawn Monkey - What Would Jephers Do?Not Tried0
Mad Hatter - RedrumNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Lakeland LagerNot Tried0
Magic Rock - CarnivalNot Tried0
Cloudwater - Session IPANot Tried0
Alechemy - Cockleroy Black IPANot Tried0
Tempest - Pale AleNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - Madness IPANot Tried0
Mad Hatter - Oat Pale AleNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Buxton - Moor TopNot Tried0
Coniston - Oliver's Light AleNot Tried0
Anarchy - Strait JacketNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Salopian - Shropshire GoldNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - Scarlet FeverNot Tried0
Hand Drawn Monkey - Monkeys Love HopsNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Southville HopNot Tried0
Magic Rock - High WireNot Tried0
Cromarty - Red RockerNot Tried0
Cloudwater - PaleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
Fyne - HighlanderNot Tried0
Rooster's - The AccompliceNot Tried0
Alechemy - Up and AtomNot Tried0
Offbeat - Outlandish PaleNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Southern StarNot Tried0
Coniston - No.9 Barley WineNot Tried0
Wylam / Siren Craft Collaboration - The Lights Are OnNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Great WhiteNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Alechemy - Amarillo BurstNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Cumbrian Five HopNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - FUBARNot Tried0
Redchurch - Shoreditch BlondeNot Tried0
Buxton - Bitter RecogniseNot Tried0
Acorn - Perfect 10Not Tried0
Durham - White AmarilloNot Tried0
TicketyBrew - Pale AleNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Durham - Pale IceNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - DiabloNot Tried0
Mordue - Northumbrian BlondeNot Tried0
Alechemy - Cairnpapple IPANot Tried0
Cloudwater - GrisetteNot Tried0
Dark Star - Red ShiftNot Tried0
Fyne - AvalancheNot Tried0
Burning Sky - AuroraNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Blackwater MildNot Tried0
Durham - White StoutNot Tried0
Hawkshead - NZPANot Tried0
Buxton - Axe Edge Double IPANot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
Cloudwater - American PaleNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Fyne - FreyaNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeNot Tried0
Burning Sky - Devil's Rest IPANot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Rooster's - The Italian JobNot Tried0
Magic Rock - CuriousNot Tried0
Wylam - Red KiteNot Tried0
Fyne - RuneNot Tried0
Fyne - EurekaNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ParklifeNot Tried0
Dark Star - Summer MeltdownNot Tried0
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale AleNot Tried0
Hawkshead - BitterNot Tried0
TicketyBrew - Me Myself & RyeNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Dark ArtsNot Tried0
Anarchy - Citra StarNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Damson & Vanilla StoutNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Oat WineNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Summer PorterNot Tried0
Salopian - OracleNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RingmasterNot Tried0
Hawkshead - RedNot Tried0
Marble - Lagonda IPANot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Zenith Pale AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Melba Peach IPANot Tried0
Hawkshead - Triple XBPNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Villainous Vienna IPANot Tried0
Arbor Ales / Bristol Beer Factory Collaboration - La TrippaleNot Tried0
RedWillow - WrecklessNot Tried0
ShinDigger - Pacific Pale AleNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Lakeland GoldNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Buxton - Jacob's LadderNot Tried0
Harbour - Amber AleNot Tried0
Marble - Earl Grey IPANot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Summer BreezeNot Tried0
Coniston - Infinity IPANot Tried0
Magic Rock - RaptureNot Tried0
Salopian - AutomatonNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - SunriseNot Tried0
Marble - Summer MarbleNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - SummitNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - One Inch PunchNot Tried0
Cromarty - Hit The LipNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Summer HopNot Tried0
Five Points - Red RyeNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime ReserveNot Tried0
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) Not Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - ArtisanNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - PacificoNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - StyrianNot Tried0
Mordue - KolschNot Tried0
Harbour - Antipodean RyeNot Tried0
First Chop Brewing Arm - AVANot Tried0
Hawkshead - Black IPANot Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
Wylam - DognobblerNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - IndependenceNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - XLPANot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best BitterNot Tried0
Mordue - Biere du GardeNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Cambrinus SolsticeNot Tried0
Rooster's - FranklinNot Tried0
ShinDigger - West Coast PaleNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Brodie's PrimeNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SeaforthNot Tried0
Tempest - Cresta BlackNot Tried0
Anarchy - Urban AssaultNot Tried0
Dark Star - The Art of DarknessNot Tried0
Wylam - GalaxiaNot Tried0
Rooster's - Stars and StripesNot Tried0
RedWillow - MirthlessNot Tried0
Mad Hatter - AmberNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Honey BlondNot Tried0
Fyne - Hurricane JackNot Tried0
Rooster's - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)Not Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Loki LightNot Tried0
Magic Rock - SimpletonNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria
Picture 2. The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria

Visits Details

21 Apr 2022 (McGargle)
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50GoodFirst 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 Pale3.50AcceptableDisappointing. 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 Pale3.50AcceptableLacking 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 Pale3.50ExcellentAfetr 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 Pale3.50ExcellentMakes 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 Pale3.50ExcellentFresh, 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 Swan3.50Not Tried
Marble - Summer Marble4.50Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Wylam - Dognobbler3.90Not Tried
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Not 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 Pale3.50GoodAm I becoming hop tolerant? Well crafted but seemed to be lacking .... hops.
17 Jul 2014 (ChrisE)
The first day of their summer beer festival, about 1pm and plenty of room to sit and enjoy the beers. I received an email from Mr Pirrip challenging me to list all seventy four beers on this site, so I will but I did a recount eliminating the craft keg beers and that reduced the number of cask ales to a mere fifty four.
First Chop Brewing Arm - Good Measure3.90ExceptionalMy first thought was that Good Measure was a bad name for what was no more than 95% of a pint. Bubbles clinging to the glass and a very tight head I thought I was not going to enjoy this, but it was very good indeed. A pale amber beer with Mosaic hops.
RedWillow - Endless3.80Excellent
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentPale gold in colour, a nice sharp bitterness.
First Chop Brewing Arm - TOC4.20Excellent
Hand Drawn Monkey - Untraditional Tradition3.30AcceptableA dark mild ale with the addition of cardamom and black lime. Described as "refreshing, light and full of moreish majesty" I found the addition of spices etc. not to my taste, however another member of our group loved it.
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80Not Tried
Fyne - Highlander4.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Durham - White Amarillo4.10Not Tried
Hawkshead - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Hawkshead - Lakeland Gold4.40Not Tried
Fyne - Avalanche4.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Summer Meltdown4.80Not Tried
Salopian - Oracle4.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Not Tried
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime4.90Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
RedWillow - Wreckless4.80Not Tried
Hawkshead - Cumbrian Five Hop5.00Not TriedAvailable in cask and keg versions today.
Hawkshead - NZPA6.00Not TriedAvailable in cask and keg versions today.
Magic Rock - Rapture4.60Not Tried
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50Not TriedAvailable in cask and keg versions today.
Magic Rock - Carnival4.30Not Tried
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime Reserve8.50Not TriedAdvertised as Brodies Prime Export
First Chop Brewing Arm - AVA3.50Not Tried
Rooster's - Franklin4.30Not Tried
RedWillow - Mirthless3.90Not Tried
Hand Drawn Monkey - What Would Jephers Do?4.50Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Madness IPA6.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Scarlet Fever4.80Not Tried
Rooster's - The Accomplice5.70Not Tried
Hawkshead - Great White4.80Not TriedAvailable in cask and keg versions today.
TicketyBrew - Pale Ale5.30Not Tried
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried
Burning Sky - Devil's Rest IPA7.00Not Tried
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90Not Tried
ShinDigger - Pacific Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Salopian - Automaton7.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) 3.50Not Tried
Hawkshead - Red4.20Not Tried
Hawkshead - Black IPA5.60Not Tried
ShinDigger - West Coast Pale5.00Not Tried
Mad Hatter - Amber5.00Not Tried
Mad Hatter - Redrum4.80Not Tried
Mad Hatter - Oat Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Hand Drawn Monkey - Monkeys Love Hops4.20Not TriedNo brew number given, so I have listed it as named in the beer menu. Described as "Sessionable golden beer featuring Summer and Ella hops".
Alechemy - Up and Atom4.80Not Tried
Alechemy - Amarillo Burst5.30Not Tried
Durham - Pale Ice3.90Not Tried
Durham - White Stout7.20Not Tried
Rooster's - The Italian Job4.70Not Tried
TicketyBrew - Me Myself & Rye4.00Not Tried
18 Jul 2013 (ChrisE)
Beer Festival and three bars open, one of which was outside and too hot for me despite the sun shades. The inside bars were cool and comfortable and service was quick and friendly.
Fyne - Feast Black Ale5.10ExceptionalA true five star. A charity collaboration with eight other brewers, namely Alchemy, Ashover, Buxton, Elixir, Hawkshead, Magic Rock, Siren and Thornbridge.
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentSuperb,dark and chocolaty.
Offbeat - Oddball Red4.80Good
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10GoodCitrusy pale ale.
Alechemy - Rhapsody Pale3.80AcceptableAn extremely pale summer ale.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Blackwater Mild3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Hawkshead - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Hawkshead - Red4.60Not Tried
Hawkshead - Lakeland Gold4.40Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Sunrise4.40Not Tried
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Not Tried
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime4.90Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Honey Blond4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Southville Hop6.50Not Tried
Offbeat - Outlandish Pale3.90Not Tried
Hawkshead - Cumbrian Five Hop5.00Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Diablo6.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - NZPA6.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - Curious3.90Not Tried
Magic Rock - Dark Arts6.00Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Zenith Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Summit4.30Not Tried
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Artisan4.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Independence4.60Not Tried
Tempest - Cresta Black4.10Not Tried
Rooster's - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)5.50Not TriedJust advertised as Londinium, with a hint of coffee, and a nod to the beer of yesteryear made popular by street and river porters in London in the 18th century. No mention of Harrogate.
Magic Rock - Carnival4.30Not Tried
Coniston - Oliver's Light Ale3.40Not Tried
Cromarty - Red Rocker5.00Not Tried
Coniston - No.9 Barley Wine8.50Not Tried
Redchurch - Shoreditch Blonde4.50Not Tried
Alechemy - Cairnpapple IPA4.10Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not Tried
Fyne - Rune3.50Not Tried
Hawkshead - Damson & Vanilla Stout4.50Not TriedWill be on as soon as a pump becomes available.
Hawkshead - Triple XBP8.50Not TriedWill be on as soon as a pump becomes available.
Harbour - Amber Ale4.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Styrian4.20Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - The Art of Darkness3.50Not Tried
Magic Rock - Simpleton2.60Not Tried
Alechemy - Cockleroy Black IPA4.80Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Espresso Stout4.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
Acorn - Perfect 105.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Red Shift5.50Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Fyne - Freya5.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Parklife3.20Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Summer Porter5.00Not TriedDescribed as nice hoppy, premium beer.
Arbor Ales / Bristol Beer Factory Collaboration - La Trippale8.50Not TriedOops, I have just noticed that this was advertised as keg. A collaboration between Bristol, Arbor, and Harbour breweries.
Coniston - Infinity IPA6.00Not Tried
Five Points - Red Rye6.00Not Tried
Harbour - Antipodean Rye5.70Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Cambrinus Solstice3.80Not Tried
Rooster's - Stars and Stripes4.30Not Tried
Tempest - Unfermentalist3.20Not Tried
Tempest - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried

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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 14 times, seen 189 different beers and tried 24 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LA8 9LR