Wainwright’s Yard

Wainwright’s Yard is a small shopping centre in Kendal town centre. It opened in 2002 and is named after Alfred Wainwright, author of the famous Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.

The biggest store here is Booths’ Kendal. This high quality supermarket boasts a fantastic deli, meat and fresh fish counters, cheesemonger, bakery, and in-store restaurant.

Armstrong Ward is a lifestyle store offering products hand-selected by its owners. Its stock includes ceramics from Emma Bridgewater, furniture by John Sankey, and bags and purses from Cath Kidston. The store also offers a cafe that makes good use of local, seasonal produce.

Shops and Places to Eat and Drink

Shops and places to eat and drink at the Wainwright’s Yard are:

  • Another Weigh
  • Armstrong Ward – Lifestyle store.
  • Booths – Quality supermarket.
  • Lakeland Kitchens – Bespoke kitchens.
  • Pizza Express – Pizzeria.

Details were last checked on Saturday 1st of June 2024.

Stores no longer here include Hadwins Technological, Loewe Galerie (premium home entertainment systems), Tog 24 (outdoor and ski wear), and Gear (home interiors).

Opening times vary by store. Booths opens 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday, and 9.30 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

Signs at the entrance give offer some interesting information about Alfred Wainwright and his connections with Kendal. There’s also pleasant public square here with several slate sculptures inscribed with pages from his books.

Wainwright’s Yard is located off Highgate in Kendal town centre.


Map showing location of Wainwright’s Yard.

Map showing location of Wainwright’s Yard


Wainwright’s Yard

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Wainwright's Yard
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