Artisan & Specialist Shops
Shopping in Kendal's Blackhall Yard
Blackhall Yard, once home to one of the original Kendal Mint Cake Factories, is a leafy, characterful and historic yard. Now home to 12 friendly, independent artisan and specialist shops, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Drop in for delicious food and refreshments at the fantastically reviewed The 2 Sisters Café. Get stylish footwear and accessories from Kendal’s longest serving woman’s shoe retailer Happy Feet.
Sarah Bibet Fused Glass expertly makes and sells her delightful designs from her dazzling little shop, also home to Northern Lights Stained Glass, both running renowned weekly workshops.
You will find Cumbria's leading Zero Waste store, FoodNude is a vibrant little shop selling food without the plastic packaging and by weight. Shoppers can dispense as much or as little kitchen cupboard ingredients as they need, all with out plastic packaging. Great if you are visiting and just need enough for your stay.
If fantasy board gaming is for you, why not while away the hours painting miniatures from their great Warhammer stock at Games Workshop.
Do drop in to Reticule Fabrics for a warm welcome and discover an eclectic collection of quilting cottons from many leading designers. With wool felting and embroidery supplies find the inspiration for your next project. Call in at Bumblebee Gallery an art gallery, home accessories and gift shop; filled with two floors of beautifully designed pieces created by over 70 talented artists and artisans.
There’s something for all the family to do with Pam at Pandemonium Pots in her pottery painting parlour. You can paint, glaze or decoupage a huge range of items for those looking for some creative fun. Pam and most of our shops run parties, workshops, demonstrations and events, be sure to follow social media for updates.
When all that is done you could relieve your shopped out feet and pay a visit to Z. W. Foot & Ankle podiatry clinic or Zest skin and bodycare for your beauty therapy needs.
Our ground floors are accessible for wheelchair users; we are partially undercover for those wet days.
Our Yard also offers access to the Westmoreland Shopping Centre, ‘free’ mini bank cashpoint, public toilets, cycle boxes and the bus station.
Where to park?
Parking couldn't be easier as Blackhall Yard is situated next the Westmorland Shopping Centre, there you can access the 700 space multi storey car park and conveniently stroll onto the yard. Early bird parking (before 9am) is only £1 per day. For more information click the link: Westmoreland Shopping Car Park