Eating out - Cumbria fare at The Kings Arms Hotel Keswick

Eating Out

Fancy some pub grub in Keswick? The Pheasant Inn, near enough to stagger, is pleasant for homely, hearty fare such as Cumberland sausage or steak-and-ale pie. The George is all real ale, oak beams and flickering flames, plus some award-winning nosh, too. Or how about goulash washed down with Woof and Bang at the Dog and Gun?

If finer dining’s your thing, go gastro at Horse & Farrier Inn in Threlkeld, or there are Michelin-starred eateries an hour away at Cartmel and Windermere. Or pick from the best of Keswick dining, including Café Bar 26 for their famous tapas and flatbreads, The Chalet in Portinscale (dogs encouraged) or Morrels for the pre-theatre crowd.

Recommendations

The Pheasant Inn

Keswick (5 min walk)

Just a 5 minute stagger from the house is a great local pub serving Jennings Beer, good pub fare served by friendly hosts. (£)
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The Filling Station

Keswick (5 min walk)

Tiny family-friendly cafe-diner serving classic US dishes. Great for breakfast, brunch and burgers… and just up the road. (£)
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The Chalet

Portinscale (5 min drive)

Tea room by day, restaurant in the evening. Informal yet stylish. (££)
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Dandelion Café

Portinscale (5 min drive)

A superbly located tea room at Derwent Bank. Serving delicious lunches with Lake views. (££)
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Cottage in the Wood

Whinlatter Forest (10 min drive)

Fine dining for smaller parties. We advise booking. (£££)
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The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake (15 min drive)

Steeped in history, this is a great restaurant and bar serving cumbrian food and also a country-style bistro. (£££)
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Cafe Bar 26

Lake Road, Keswick (15 min walk)

Relaxed café and wine bar in Keswick serving great illy coffee and a superb range of beverages. Delicious continental style lunches and in the evening, popular tapas and Italian-style flatbreads. Same family ownership as Bristowe Hill. (££)
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Treeby & Bolton

Lake Road, Keswick (15 min walk)

Art Gallery and cafe in Keswick, serving great lunches. One of The Independent’s top 50 coffee shops in the UK. Same family ownership as Bristowe Hill. (££)
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Brossen Steakhouse

Keswick (10 min walk)

Brossen Steakhouse Restaurant is all about spectacular meat and proper stunning food. (£££)
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Kings Arms Hotel

Keswick (10 min walk)

Traditional food with a delicious modern twist on classic dishes. Great tasting, locally sourced and packed with flavor. (££)
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Morrels

Keswick (20 min walk)

Daily specials which run alongside the restaurant menu. They also offer a Table d’hote menu on Sundays with 2 courses or 3 courses. (£££)
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