Raise a Glass and Score a Shirt: Lake District Hotels Offer FREE T-shirt for Cask Ale Week Celebrations!

It’s that time of year again…Cask Ale Week is quickly approaching and this year, we are thrilled to announce our support with celebrations in collaboration with Marston’s Brewery where you can bag yourself a FREE Wainwright Beer t-shirt just for enjoying a few pints! 

Taking place from 21st September – 1st October, you’re invited to get involved with the celebrations and support local pubs and breweries. 

How do I bag a FREE t-shirt?

JOIN US in any of our participating locations: Inn on the Square Front Bar, the Back BarKings Arms, and the Skiddaw Hotel and receive a free Wainwright Beer t-shirt just for drinking beer! 

  1. Pick up your free loyalty card by simply asking at the bar for a complimentary Cask Ale Week Loyalty Card. 
  2. Order up and collect stamps. For each Marston’s cask ale purchased during Cask Ale week, guests will receive a stamp on their loyalty card. 
  3. Collect five stamps on a loyalty card, then exchange it for a FREE Wainwright Beer t-shirt at any of the 4 participating locations. 

Customers are free to gain all 5 stamps in one location or journey around each of our venues for an exciting cask ale bar crawl. This creates the perfect opportunity to explore the different atmospheres and cask ale options that our three character-brimmed hotels have to offer.  

We have a wide range of cask ales available such as Hobgoblin, Wainwright Amber, Cumberland, and many others. (Please note that these are subject to change). 

Please note – Wainwright Beer T-shirts are limited and when we run out, we are regrettably unable to offer an alternative.  

What is Cask Ale Week?

Cask Ale Week is the annual celebration of Britain’s national drink: Cask Ale (or as some call it, Real Ale). 

First established by Cask Marque around twenty years ago, this event has continued to be celebrated annually. It is supported by other beer-orientated organisations such as: The British Beer and Pub Association, UK Hospitality, The British Institute of Innkeeping and the Campaign for Real Ale. 

Famously a fun-filled event, pubs across the UK can choose to get involved. It provides a great opportunity to discover new brews and show appreciation to firm favourites. Cask Ale Week is a perfect way to socialise with family and friends whilst supporting local business. 

What are you waiting for? Call up your fellow beer enthusiasts and put some plans into action! 

Inn on the Square Front Bar

For a swanky option which provides a modern and stylish environmentthe Front Bar is the place to be! If you are looking for somewhere to sip a cool pint and people watch – we have the perfect seating option for you with views overlooking the Market Square. Take a seat in our plush, pleasant chairs and indulge in a pint of high-quality cask ale. 

The Back Bar

Tucked away in our own little corner of paradise, find us at the rear of the Inn on the Square. With a relaxed, laid-back vibe, our pub is perfect for families and dog lovers. If entertainment is high on your list of priorities, check out our social media pages to find out what’s happening at this popular watering hole.  

We are here to offer a comfortable place to kick back: whether you want to watch live sports, enjoy some pool, or throw darts, the Back Bar is the best place to visit!  

We are proud to share that we have received the Cask Marque Award for beer and cellar management, from the independent Cask Marque Trust. 

The Kings Arms

Teeming with character, the Kings Arms offers an inviting atmosphere. Feel part of the Keswick community in our charming pub which encourages the making of new friends; it is a great place to socialise! With our quirky and homely décor, relax with a tasty pint from our large selection of Cumbrian ale which changes seasonally – all carefully managed and recognized by the Cask Marque Award.

Skiddaw Hotel

Our bar lounge is perfect for those who are seeking comfort. Designed to encompass all things cosy, settle down in one of our snug chairs and experience the warmest of welcomes from our friendly staff. Try our large variety of ales and maybe grab a bite to eat from our unique and delicious menu whilst you are visiting! Why not try our Hikers Board or authentic Spanish tapas? This is the ideal spot to watch the world go by on the lively streets of Keswick. 

See you at the bar!