Recommended food and drink in the village

Hawkshead Brewery's 'The Beer Hall', Staveley Mill Yard

Hawkshead Brewery's 'The Beer Hall'. Our festival hub 

  • Open from 12 noon. 

Wilf's, Staveley Mill Yard

Located in Staveley Mill Yard, the ever-popular Wilf's cafe provides good food in a tranquil, riverside setting with decking overlooking the River Kent, as well as plenty of room inside for when the weather is less kind! A fantastic & varied menu with a great selection of hot & cold drinks.

  • Open from 9am


Cafe Eclec, Main Street, Staveley

One of our venues for Saturday and Sunday Café Eclec & Antiques Shop is a light and airy cafe where you can relax and enjoy home cooked food. The cafe serves fine teas and fresh coffees, light snacks, tasty homemade soups and yummy cakes, to eat in or takeaway. A real treasure.

  • Open 9am 

The Eagle & Child, Main Street, Staveley


A fantastic pub at the Kendal end of the village,offering top quality accommodation and  excellent food .. They have a great selection of hand-pulled local ales and feature regular guest beers.

  • From Friday afternoon onwards enjoy free folk clubs, song and music sessions and performers in the Riverside Garden or Function Room (see Programme).

Travel to Staveley



Junction 36 of the M6. Follow the A590 then A591 signposted Windermere. Staveley is signed from the A591, there are also brown tourist signs for 'Hawkshead Brewery'.



Staveley is served by regular trains on the Windermere – Oxenholme line.




Staveley is on the regular 555/554 bus route which extends as far as Lancaster or Keswick. Some services of the 800 Bike Bus also call
at Staveley.

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Eagle & Child beer garden

Eagle & Child beer garden