Please note our serving times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-4pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 4pm. 6pm-Late
(Last table reservation 9pm)
Packed with character, boasting a priest-hole, a maze of tiny alcoves, a roaring fire and a four poster bed that hasn’t been moved since the house was built, the Castle Dairy is a stunning piece of medieval architecture and an entirely unique, atmospheric place to dine.
It is situated on the north side of Wildman Street, close to Stramongate Bridge and was originally a farmhouse which would have enjoyed open views towards the River Kent. The ‘Dairy’ in its name is most likely the result of a misspelling in the past, as its true name relates to ‘dowry’, meaning a house where a dower or a widow lived.
Whilst the building started out as a single storey house, it is likely that the extra wings were added when Anthony Garnett took possession of the house in the 1560s. Above the main door, a small date-stone can be seen, bearing the initials AG and a date of 1564.
Legend has it that part of the floor, which is collectively made of thousands of worn pieces of stone, is part of the old Roman road that may have run along the banks of the River Kent.
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Robert Stacey joined us in December 2011, having developed his culinary style at Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows, Caprice Holdings, Gardon ramsay at claridges, The Ritz and Price Waterhouse Cooper.
Robert is developing the exciting vision that is the Castle Dairy. He has worked at some of the best 5 Star Hotels and Michelin starred restaurants in the world.
A winner of the Caterer Acorn Award and has been a member of the Academy of Culinary Arts.
Darryn our new front of house Manager brings a wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry and all round experience in training and developing apprentices. He has been in the hospitality industry for 15 years and enjoys working with and developing a world class front of house team…..
From Ashington, Newcastle
Previously worked at The Mill Ulverston, The Log House Ambleside
Currently studying Level 3 Patisserie
From Darwin, Lancashire
Previously worked at Beechwood Hotel Kendal, Castle Green Kendal
Currently studying level 3 professional cookery
The Castle Dairy is serviced by 2 pay and display car parks. One is located at Kendal Museum and the other behind the Castle Dairy, with access is gained via Beezon Road.
Both car parks offer easy access to the Castle Dairy Restaurant via a walk-way running along side “The Box” theatre.
Please note that due to essential building works the Beezon Road car park will be closed for a short time. The kendal Museum car park remains open as usual.