• Tours Tours
  • Café and/or Restaurant Café and/or Restaurant
  • Shop Shop
  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Public Transport within 5 miles Public Transport within 5 miles

Tour details


Jan-Feb & Nov-Dec

Mon-Fri: 2pm
Sat: 11am, 2pm

Mar-Jun & Sept-Oct

Mon-Sat: 11am, 2pm


Mon-Sun: 11am, 2pm

Pre-booking essential. Min age: 12


Evening tours are available by arrangement

Wheelchair access

Shop & Tea Rooms

Opening times

Brewery Shop

All year

Mon-Sat:  10am-4pm


Sun: 10am-4pm

Bank Holidays



Christmas & New Year


Jennings Tea Rooms

Lunch: 11.30am-2pm,
light bites: 10am-3.30pm


Adults: £6.50
Students 12-17: £3.25

Get in Touch

Tel: 0845 1297190
Email: jenningsbreweryshop@

Twitter: JenningsBrewery
Facebook: Jennings Brewery

Jennings Brewery
CA13 9NE
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Recovering from the horrendous floods of late 2009 took great courage and stamina, but Jennings and its strong team pulled through. Other Lakes breweries helped out where they could to ensure local pubs didn't run dry. The news of both the brewery's reopening and tours beginning again was greeted with a cheer. For this is a regular staple on the itinerary of those visiting the Lake District.

Originally established by John Jennings in 1826, it landed at its current site in the shadow of Cockermouth Castle and near where rivers Cocker and Derwent meet in 1874. Take the tour to see how brewing has continued since, using Lakeland water, Maris Otter malt, and Kent and Herefordshire hops. End up in The Old Cooperage bar to sample a few halves of its ales.


  • Snecklifter – Gold, 2009 International Beer Challenge
  • Bitter – Winner, NW Bitter category, CAMRA
  • Jennings Brewery – Corporate Social Responsibility Award, 2010 Publican Awards

Annual events

  • Jennings sponsors Keswick Jazz – May
  • Keswick Beer Festival – June


Jennings is supporting Cruse Bereavement, Cumbria, in 2011

Fuller review to come following visit