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**Fantastic News**
Serving superb cask ales again
April 12th from 8am onwards!
Breakfast beer anyone?

Thursday 4-11
Friday 3-11
Saturday 2-11
Sunday 2-9

See Facebook for daily updates

From January 2021 off-sales
Thursday and Friday 3.30-5.30pm
Phone to check: 07498 203351

Local free delivery of Bowness Bay beers
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Joey's cafe open daily for breakfast

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Barrel House

(also known as Bowness Bay Brewery Tap)

Unit 10 Castle Mills, Aynam Road

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Opening Times

Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Saturday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Sunday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon - Thu
5 - 9.30 Fri & Sat
No Service Sun

About the Pub

Exciting new venture for Bowness Bay housed in an imaginatively re-designed industrial unit beside the brewery using recycled materials for furniture. The self-referencing use of copper is a visual joy! Fantastic opportunity to sample up to 12 beers from the Bowness stable including 0.5% Swan Free. Craft keg lines include two lagers and a local cider. Bookable brewery tours and tastings. Regular party nights with live music, food and dancing - see social media. Upholstered seating in six outdoor booths.

Longer summer opening hours.

**Swan Free 0.5% now available** Brilliant!

** Swan Gold tops Swan Blonde

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 5 regular beers.

  • Bowness Bay Fellwalker
  • Bowness Bay Raven Red
  • Bowness Bay Swan Black
  • Bowness Bay Swan Blonde
  • Bowness Bay Swan Gold

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 7 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Appleby --varies--
  • Bowness Bay --varies--

All Bowness Bay standard range plus seasonals like Swan Verdi. Also Appleby Brewery beers - now produced on this site. Four keg lines.

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

  • Stout
  • Weak Beer
  • Real Lager

Specials: Black IPA, Raven Red, Swan Free 0.5% and Swan Verdi. Keg: Lakes Lager and Dinkelacker.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Cowmire (probably pasturised)

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Bowness Bay.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    See social media.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Ask staff for access to disabled toilet.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Weekend pizza plus pop-up booths for events - Jamaican, British, Thai.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Six outdoor booths and large marquee.

  • Parking Parking

    Castle Mills car park.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly


  • Events Events

    Brewery tours and tastings. Seasonal celebrations.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Brewery and main bar for functions outside opening hours.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts upstairs.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Band in the Brewery events plus acoustic in the bar.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    In yard.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Terrestrial rugby.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Barrel House

Unit 10 Castle Mills, Aynam Road

Sat Nav Reference

54.326566, -2.743132


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Stagecoach: 555; X6, 41 (Town circular)

Not far from bus station.

Adjacent Station


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