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Ring O' Bells

37-39 Kirkland

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
Thursday6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2 Mon & Tue
12 - 2, 5 - 8 Wed
No Service Thu
12 - 2, 5 - 8 Fri & Sat
12 - 3 Sun

About the Pub

Community is the watchword in this friendly hostelry and a helping hand is extended to all - together with a warm welcome from the family owners and local regulars. The skilfully run original cellar ensures quality ales drawn a from a wide-ranging selection showcasing the best of the area. Roaring fire in the tap room throughout the winter; sunny tables outside in the summer. Adjacent to the parish chuch with the river Kent nearby. Tasty homemade food. All events catered for: hatch, match and despatch!

A true local on every level - the little pub with the big heart!

Historic Interest

Built 1741 for Thomas Barker, church sexton and one of a handful of remaining pubs in England to be built on consecrated land. Has three rooms, including a tiny snug. The central lobby still has its off-sales hatch and a piece of Victorian bench seating in the bar room. There was a small draught screen affixed to the counter which was removed about 30 years ago. The bar walls are half panelled. The snug has a partition wall on the bar side, an old hatch, old half panelled walls. On the external windows in the lounge bar are various inscriptions - one is dated 1824.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Coniston Bluebird Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Beckstones --varies--
  • Cross Bay --varies--
  • Eden River --varies--
  • Great Corby --varies--
  • Keswick --varies--
  • Kirkby Lonsdale --varies--
  • Langdale --varies--
  • Malvern Hills --varies--
  • Moorhouse's --varies--
  • Old School --varies--
  • Pennine --varies--
  • Ulverston --varies--

Special favourites in response to customer enthusiasms include: Cross Bay Sunshine, Eden River Gold, Kewick Gold, Malvern Spring, Singletrack, White Witch and all Langdale Brewery.

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

  • Mild

Thwaites Mild no longer available so others occasionally.

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Ring O' Bells, Kendal


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Thistly Cross, Broadoak Perry, Crossman's, Seacider etc. Probably pasteurised.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p off a pint of real ale on production of membership card.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Beckstones, Coniston, Cross Bay, Eden River, Great Corby, Keswick, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster, Langdale, Moorhouse's, OSB, Ulverston.

  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    All home-made. Check times.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Small menu with specials like plate pie.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Tables at front and side.

  • Parking Parking

    Public car park adjacent.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Bar area only. Floor only!

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Monthly bingo. Charity raffles.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Lounge bar can be privately used.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Traditional wooden pub games. Darts teams.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Most Sunday afternoons . Folk every Monday night.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Vaping in bar. Covered shelter outside.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Free to customers.

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Ring O' Bells

37-39 Kirkland

Sat Nav Reference

54.322346, -2.745416


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Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Stagecoach: 41; 41A, 46, 555, X6

Bus stop over the road.

Closest Station (1340m)


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