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 The Round for gourmet burgers, loaded fries and Wainwright inspired cocktails. Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant at the Lodore Falls for sensational sushi and sashimi, crisp tempura, fragrant curries and delicately spiced bowls of ramen. The Chalet in Portinscale (dogs encouraged) or Morrels for the pre-theatre crowd.

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The Pheasant Inn

Crosthwaite Road, 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 Round

Market Square, Keswick (10 min walk)

Offering great tasting burgers (including vegan and vegetarian options), using local ingredients, homemade sauces and inventive twists on classic combinations. Cocktails are crafted with love and there is a wide enough selection to suit all tastes. Failing that, the beers, wines and soft drinks should have you covered. (££)
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Brossen Steakhouse

Market Square, Keswick (10 min walk)

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

Lake Road, 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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The Chalet

Portinscale (5 min drive)

Tea room by day, restaurant in the evening. Informal yet stylish. (££)
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The Lingholm Kitchen

Portinscale (5 min drive)

Beatrix Potters greatest inspiration and now popular Lakeland destination for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Serving a range of locally sourced foods alongside artisan breads and cakes which are all made in the adjoining Lingholm Bakery. (££)
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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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Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant

Borrowdale (10 min drive)

Award-winning pan-Asian restaurant in the Lake District. Serving Japanese, Malaysian & Thai-inspired dishes. Expect sensational sushi and sashimi, crisp tempura, fragrant curries and delicately spiced bowls of ramen, as well as tender meat, chicken and fish dishes from the grill, Mizu-style. (£££)
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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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