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Open outside from April 12th
Every day from 4pm until May 17th
Extra tables at the front (now with wifi)
Booking advisable - email in advance

Yard 46 Special Pizzas
- cooked outside to order
Tuesday & Friday

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Factory Tap

5 Aynam Road

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Opening Times

Tuesday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Friday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Saturday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Sunday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm

About the Pub

Industrial chic conversion of an overseer's cottage in former mill complex that is a now a hub for art, craft and small commercial units. The Tap showcases a wide range of styles and interesting craft kegs alongside traditional real ales all served in excellent condition. Popular with local groups, dog-walkers and visiting CAMRA branches. Regular music and specialist food events. Interesting upstairs function room. Sunny terraces in front and a large, partially covered back 'garden'. Regular beer festivals and tap takeovers as advertised.

Celebratory IPA Festival 6-9th August

Autumn Beer Festival 22-25th October

Spring Beer Festival May 2021 tbc

CAMRA Accredited for serving consistently well-kept real ales.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fyne Ales Jarl
  • Handsome Lakes Blonde

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 9 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Beckstones --varies--
  • Beer Brothers --varies--
  • Blackedge --varies--
  • Blackjack --varies--
  • Bradfield --varies--
  • Brass Castle --varies--
  • Dark Star --varies--
  • Ennerdale Craft --varies--
  • Facer's --varies--
  • Fell --varies--
  • Old School --varies--
  • Tarn Hows --varies--
  • Tractor Shed --varies--
  • Ulverston --varies--
  • Unsworth's Yard --varies--

Mainly from local breweries. Four craft keg ales usually include Fell Brewery and Brass Castle alongside nine cask ales.

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Stout
  • Porter
  • Old Ale
  • Mild
  • Wheat Beer
  • Strong IPA
  • Real Lager

Veltins lager.

Source: National

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Factory Tap, Kendal


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Ennerdale, Fell, Healeys, Handsome, Tarn Hows, Unsworths Yard.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Autumn 22-25 Oct and Spring tba.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Street food at regular events.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    World street food including vegetarian at events.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Tables in front; enclosed back garden.

  • Parking Parking

    Castle Mills car park.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    See Facebook.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs classy conversion.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional events as advertised.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Covered section in back garden.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Major events only.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Factory Tap

5 Aynam Road

Sat Nav Reference

54.325392, -2.743631


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Nearby Bus Routes (60m)

Stagecoach: 42; 555, X6 etc

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