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Burgundys Wine Bar, Kendal

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Sold a few months ago by the former long-term owner, closed, refurbished and recently reopened. Looks OK: one day soon I will make the effort to carry on past the excellent Fell Brewery bar a few doors closer to the town centre and give it a try.
Stamfordian - 3 Nov 2018 13:25
Called in on a Tuesday evening. There were few customers and the decor and upholstery had seen better days. My pint was served with a very large head, but the beer was fresh and well-kept. My wife's half of ale was warm and sour, and the waft of disinfectant from the back of the pub made her nose tingle. Not sure what this pub is doing in the Good Beer Guide, really.
E.L.Wisty - 5 Feb 2013 19:49
Always enjoy a trip here. Keeps reasonably good ale; it's an interesting space; and the service is friendly.

On my last visit, it also looked as though the place has fixed up some kind of link to a local brewery.

8/10
plymouthpirate - 10 Dec 2012 13:16
Good, but not outstanding, selection of beers. Not rough to be honest
SGA - 30 Sep 2011 20:59
Bit rough. Seems to attract the chav element by the dozen. Even spotted snorting dodgy looking people in the toilets.

Not good place to go.
jc1979 - 15 Jul 2010 22:14
Along with The Castle, the only pub worth calling into in Kendal if you want a great pint and a friendly atmosphere. Was in on Saturday night and as usual there was a buzz about the place with a cross selection of people enjoying themselves. Four ales on - Dent Golden Fleece, Yates Golden Ale, Hawkshead Bitter and Lancaster Black. All tried and all in top form with the Lancaster being superb. Often have a dark beer on and all the ales are usually from the local-ish area. Always worth visiting but even more so during the Cumbrian Brewery beer festival in April. 16 beers this year from 16 different breweries - all kept superbly and attracting large crowds. The new outdoor area seems to have attracted a few more people in - just need some decent weather to enjoy it!
KendalQuin - 1 Sep 2009 15:12
There is now an upstairs outside drinking area: a kind of first floor terrace. Excellent for warm Kendal evenings.
drtimthornton - 31 Jul 2009 18:21
excellent beer on sale and always well kept. great place for a pint.
killip_ian - 4 Feb 2009 11:24
The best place in Kendal town centre for real ale!
Well worth a visit!
sootythebeerbear - 10 Sep 2008 19:47
If you like beer, this is the only place to go in Kendal. Family run, at least 4 well kept real ales, no food, no telly except on special occasions. A great mix of people, not just alcopop/lager drinking kids, as usually found in town centres. Live music on Thursdays. Beer festival in spring. Dont miss it !!!
bill_shedman - 31 Dec 2007 23:03
The best pub in Kendal by a long way and reputedly the first "wine bar" to be listed in the Good Pub Guide. Known to most Kendalians as simply The Wine Bar, Burgundy's has hosted an annual Cumbrian Micro Challenge Beer Festival since 1992. They managed to squeeze in 15 this year which was a new record.
There are always at least 4 real ales on here, typically 2 being local, as well as a big range of whisky, continental lager such as the Kriek fruit beer and the Landlord's own cocktails.
Always great for conversation on the afternoons it opens (Thursday-Saturday). Very lively, but never rowdy, on the weekend nights.
A true Freehouse (The Landlord Mike converted it to a pub from a shell in 1986) A quite unique place.
Almost fotgot to mention that they do also sell wine.
GeorgeXXIII - 14 Dec 2007 20:23
This is one of the three or so good pubs in Kendal and a regular in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Situated off a dark busy road which carries traffic on the Kendal one way system away from the town centre shops it is not very inspiring from the outside and also lacks a beer garden. Inside is a single space leading at the far end both up to an upper deck (where bands play jazz on Thursday evenings) and down to a basement. The bar itself has a bizarre second internal terracotta roof as though imported from southern Europe. But there is a range of 4 changing beers with local emphasis as well as lagers, fruit beers and wines. Like the whole of Kendal, it is empty before about 9pm even on Fridays and Saturdays (it only opens at 7pm) but it is reliably atmospheric afterwards.
drtimthornton - 14 Dec 2007 18:11

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