The Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Inn is a newly refurbished traditional English pub, located in the heart of Kendal town centre – the gateway to the remarkable and breath-taking Lake District National Park. We offer an excellent range of traditional cask ales, beers, lagers, wines and spirits along with an expansive Gin menu. We also offer quality homemade, locally supplied food every lunchtime and evening along with excellent en-suite B&B accommodation in our converted cottages at the rear of the building in a courtyard location.

Following the easing of the lock-down measures from July 4th we would like to inform customers and guests of the additional steps we have taken to protect our staff, customers, guests and visitors.

 We are asking for people to ring ahead and pre-book tables and provide basic contact details, there will be a one way flow system for entering and exiting, A sanitising station will be clearly visible on entry and there will be clear floor graphics helping to direct you. Though not compulsory, we request that customers and guests wear a face covering until they are shown to their table or room. We are offering table service only and staff will be wearing face masks and gloves or will undertake far more frequent hand washing and sanitising.  We hope to have an online ordering facility on your smart phone available by the second week of July, this will further help to reduce contact and help to keep staff and customers safe. 

Where the 2 metre rule cannot be adhered to, a screen has been erected to ensure suitable segregation and of course, we have also implemented a rigorous cleaning rota on top of our already very high standards of hygiene, whereby contact points such as door handles, tills, card machines and toilet facilities will be sanitised regularly and tables will be sanitised after each use.

These measures may take a little time for everyone to get used to but, our staff are well trained and are here to help.

We hope to welcome you back or welcome you for the first time very soon.

David and Lynne Burgoyne

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    Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00
    Sun: 12:00 - 23:00


    Breakfast: 08:00 - 10:00 
    Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
    Dinner: 17:30 - 21:00
    Sat, Sun: 
    Breakfast: 08:00 - 10:00
    Lunch: 12:00 - 21:00


    01539 724069 


    Opening Times

    Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00
    Sun: 12:00 - 23:00

    Food Served

    Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:00
    Sat: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 21:00
    Sun: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 19:00

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    01539 724069

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    78 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE