Kendal nightlife

The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal (122a Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE; +44 1539 725133; is a haven for live music and arthouse cinema, with no less than three cinemas, a theatre and a music venue. Check out the Intro Bar and the Vats Bar, the latter with a daily pizza menu and bar snacks.

For a sundowner, the Hawkshead Brewery (Mill Yard, Staveley LA8 9LR: +44 1539 822644; offers a chance to sample its beers and watch them being made in the vault-like Beer Hall.

For more information on nightlife, see my Lake District nightlife page.