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.

Shakespeare Inn Statement
We have missed you but, fingers crossed, we are going to be back soon!

Due to the fact we have such limited space outside, sadly we are unable to open on 12th April. However, if all goes well and Government Guidance allows us, we will be opening internally on the 17th May.

The Rule of 6, or 2 households will apply, along with table service only and, during busy periods, tables must be pre-booked and for a maximum of 2 hours.

The Rules for Track & Trace have now changed, whereby every person must either provide their contact information or scan our unique NHS QR Code to be allowed entry.

Our one-way flow system will still be in operation and face coverings must be worn when not seated at your table.

We have been extremely grateful of your understanding, patience and co-operation previously and we are hopeful that you will still be mindful and assist our Team in continuing to follow the Rules.

To make your reservation, you can either use our Facebook page, email us, or you can call us on 01539 724069.

We hope you are all safe and well and we look forward to your continued support.

From all the Team at The Shakespeare Inn.

N.B. At this time, the Team are furloughed, so if you don’t get through on the phone, please leave a message and we will come back to you.

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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 - Sun: 12:00 - 22:00

    Food Served

    Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 21:30
    Sun: 12:00 - 20:00

    Call us

    01539 724069

    Email us

    Find Us

    78 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE