Cocktail bars in Windermere – 6 bars you must visit when in the Lake District

 

A cocktail or two is a must on any holiday!

It doesn’t matter if you’re on the beach, exploring nature, or just hanging around the city, an evening cocktail is one of the best ways to end a memorable day in the Lake District. 

So when you’re in the Lake District, where exactly are the best places to kick back and relax with a yummy cocktail in your hand? Well… we’ve found you 6 cocktails bars in Windermere you must visit.

Whether you prefer cocktails or mocktails, we’ve got a list that’s going to ensure you have an amazing cocktail experience whilst staying at the Cranleigh Boutique in the Lake District.

1. The Fizzy Tarte

5 minute walk from The Cranleigh Boutique

This venue is one of the most popular in the area, but with The Fizzy Tarté it is easy to see how it’s made a name for itself as a place that offers fantastic drinks in lovely surroundings.

Their cocktails include all your favourite classics such as French Martinis, Raspberry Mojitos, and Pornstar Martinis, but also offer their own collection of signature cocktails too! It’s also a lovely champagne bar that is perfect for the sophisticated cocktail fan. 

 As well as this, staff will also be on hand to make you a cocktail even if it isn’t on the menu. You’re sure to get access to some really tasty drinks at this choice of cocktail bar in the Lake District! And all within walking distance of The Cranleigh Boutique Hotel – making it the perfect choice for guests.

Guest Benefit: As a Cranleigh guest, you also enjoy 10% off full priced food & drink with our Guest App. Find out more HERE

2. Lake View Garden Bar

5 minute walk from The Cranleigh Boutique

If you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail bar in Windermere with stunning views, read no further. Our fantastic sister venue Lake View Garden Bar has a great drinks menu, with a selection of classic cocktails for all kinds of cocktail lovers, including cocktail slushies (perfect for sipping in the Lake District sunshine)

This outdoor bar in Bowness on Windermere is also the biggest of its kind in the Lake District and boasts panoramic views of Lake Windermere. For couples looking for a romantic place to enjoy a tipple or two, we suggest this cocktail bar on a summer evening; they have some of the most beautiful views of the sunsets in the area.

Guest Benefit: As a Cranleigh guest, you also enjoy 10% off full priced food & drink with our Guest App. Find out more HERE

3. BAHA’s Top Floor Tiki Bar

5 minute walk from The Cranleigh Boutique

Home to the only tiki bar in Windermere, Bowness, and the whole of the Lake District. If you’re looking for a taste of paradise, you’ll love BAHA’s tiki cocktail bar selection. 

Say Aloha to cocktails from afar and discover an oasis of escapism and exotic retreat unlike no other bar in the Lakes. Boasting tropical-themed tiki surroundings and a tiki cocktail menu such cocktails such as Mai Tais, Zombies, and more served in authentic ceramic tiki mugs.

This is the perfect place for those couples looking for something a little different.

Guest Benefit: As a Cranleigh guest, you also enjoy 10% off full priced food & drink with our Guest App. Find out more HERE

4. The Village Inn

5 minute walk from The Cranleigh Boutique

This popular cocktail bar can be found in Bowness on Windermere. The Village Inn Bar & Grill is a 5-minute walk away from The Cranleigh Boutique Hotel, where you can enjoy an array of tasty cocktails!

Choices include Pina Coladas, Apple Tinis, Long Island Ice Tea, and many more.

After a busy day spent exploring some of the classic Lake District sights, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice if you choose this destination for a relaxing drink.

5. Country Hut

5 minute walk from The Cranleigh Boutique

If you’re looking for a cocktail with a twist, the Country Hut is the place to be. It’s not your average bar when it comes to cocktails here, and you’ll find exciting things like your drink arriving in a plastic popcorn box topped with real caramel!

It’s an ideal spot for those seeking the best cocktails in the Lake District area.

There’s also a tasty Bubble Bath cocktail which is bright blue and served with whipped cream and a rubber duck on top, talk about exciting. 

6. Bodegas Tapas Bar

5 minute walk from The Cranleigh Boutique

A trip to the Bodegas Tapas Bar in Bowness on Windermere is a must if you enjoy tapas and a tasty cocktail. In addition to great Spanish tapas, you’ll also be able to enjoy a relaxing cocktail, or two (we have a feeling you’re a cocktail fan if you’ve scrolled this far!) 

Among the fantastic drinks on the menu are the BubbleGum Mojito and the Sangria, both of which are delicious if you fancy something a bit different, or with a Spanish twist!

 

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