Pub Features

Gateway Inn

Windermere Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX

Guide Rent: £44,756 (Exc VAT)

Pub Features

Situated just off the Crook Road roundabout on the Kendal bypass, the Gateway overlooks rolling countryside. Refurbished throughout in 2015, high standards have been maintained, offering a modern, rustic, country feel. The central bar has a welcoming presence from the main entrance and offers great access to the extensive seating areas, used for both dining and drinking.  To the right of the pub, there is an external decked terrace which proves popular during the summer months, with further seating in the beer garden below. On the upper floors, there are eight en-suite bedrooms which are advertised on the pub’s website and with external hotel websites such as booking.com. There is also a studio flat which is currently used by the chef manager. A large car park is located at the front of the pub for customers, with further car parking for staff members to the left of the building.

Trading Style

Trading Style

Trade at the Gateway Inn comes from visitors to the Lake District, regulars from the local towns and villages and visitors to the annual festivals and events held locally. There are B&B’S and holiday homes nearby, with tourists choosing to visit the pub throughout the year.  Food is served all-day every day and is home-made, using local suppliers. Letting rooms are popular all year round, as the pub is located in the Lake District National Park and has great access links to Lake Windermere and Kendal town centre. Current opening hours are 12pm – 10pm all week.



  • Guide Rent (exc. VAT))

  • Last 12 Months Trading Volumes)

    High volume wine sales and 63 beer & cider (36 gallon barrels)
  • Type of Agreement)

    5 year tenancy
  • Fixtures and Fittings Estimate)

  • Security Bond)

  • Stock & Glassware Estimate)

  • Valuation Fees Estimate)

  • TULIP Induction Course)

    £399 TULIP / £150 TLC one day for experienced operators + VAT
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Training & Development

Training & Development

Whether you are an experienced Licensee or new to the industry, we provide the relevant introduction and/or
training to suit your level of experience and help you achieve success in running your own pub

Together with our training partner Innfluential we
have a strong commitment to training our Licensees and our team of staff.

Our Training Courses.

TULIP – Thwaites Unique Licensee Induction Programme.

TLC – Thwaites Licensee Connection.

Our one day introduction day to Thwaites and key support people.
The TLC day is for experienced operators who have held a recent tenancy with a pub company or brewery.

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