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Make the most of your stay with our guide of best places to eat and things to do in-and-around Keswick.

1 Eating Out

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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2 Indoor Activities

Jennings Brewery

Cockermouth

Take a brewery tour and taste our local ales.
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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Pass, Borrowdale

Go deep underground with a range of mine tours. Something to suit all ages. A great day out regardless of the weather.
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King Kong Climbing Centre

Keswick

State of the art indoor climbing wall and ice wall with kids soft and hard play areas adjacent. Great for all the family, especially on a wet day.
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The Lakes Distillery

Dubwath, Bassenthwaite Lake

Combine a distillery tour with lunch or afternoon tea at the excellent bistro style restaurant at The Lakes Distillery next to Bassenthwaite Lake… a great day out.
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Pencil Museum

Keswick

What better place to entertain the kids if the weather is a little inclement.
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Theatre by the Lake

Keswick

Our jewel in the crown, the  lakeside theatre offers year round entertainment for every taste… not to be missed.
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3 Outdoor Activities

Derwentwater Marina

Portinscale

On the shore of Derwentwater. Sailing boats, rowing boats for fishing, windsurfers, canoes, are all available for hire or with instruction.
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Fishing

Watendlath

Try fishing for trout at Watendlath Tarn, an idyllic place to visit.
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Go Ape!

Whinlatter Forest

This is a fabulous adventure experience for all ages, set in Whinlatter Forest, a ten minute drive from The House it offers thrills without spills for all ages.
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Keswick Golf Club

Threlkeld

A challenging 18 hole course at Threlkeld. Great golf and fabulous scenery.
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Keswick Launch

Portinscale, Keswick, Borrowdale

A launch service on your doorstep just 10 minutes walk to Nichols End, pick up a launch for a scenic trip to Keswick or to any of the six stops in the Borrowdale valley.
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Keswick Mountain Bikes

Keswick

Biking is big in the Lakes, either off-road on the many trails or road bike on scenic routes. All hire options are available here.
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Keswick Extreme

Portinscale, Keswick

Outdoor activities and corporate events including ghyll scrambling, canyoning, rock climbing, abseiling, and white water tubing.

white Water Tubing : rock climbing : abseiling .
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The Lake District Wildlife Park

Bassenthwaite Lake

Wander around the beautiful 24 acre parkland and see over 100 species. Ten minute drive from the house, kids will love it!
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Osprey Watch

Bassenthwaite Lake

The Ospreys have returned for nesting for the past nine years to Bassenthwaite Lake, majestic birds flying free in a wonderful setting.
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Via Ferrata at Honister

Honister Pass, Borrowdale

Honister puts the adventure in our adventure capital. The UK’s best Via Ferrata and the thrilling Infinity Bridge make for an exhilarating experience on the fells.
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Whinlatter Forest Centre

Whinlatter Forest

Biking, walking, Go Ape and miles of trails to explore. Whinlatter Forest Centre is a 10 minute drive from the house.
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Keswick Tourism


The Keswick Tourism site is worth exploring for local events, ideas for days out, and recommendations of places to eat along with entertainment options.
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4 Spa & Treatments

Armathwaite Hall Spa

Bassenthwaite Lake

For the ladies and maybe the gentlemen too, experience and relax at this top class spa. A mere 15 minute drive away.
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Hot Tub Hire

At the house

The ultimate indulgence… hire a hot tub for your weekend.
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Spa & Beauty Treatments

At the house

Pamper yourselves with in-house spa and beauty treatments.
Contact Jessica on 07747764013 or email Jessicajane25@gmail.com.

Therapeutic Massages

At the house

Indulge yourself with a relaxing therapeutic massage. Jessica offers in-house personal treatments and whilst she specialises in sports and deep tissue therapy she is trained in all aspects remedial massage.
Contact Amelia Scoon on 07533832302 for further info.

5 More Accommodation

Derwentwater House

Keswick, The Lake District

Bring together up to twenty two of your nearest and dearest in a stunning Georgian house overlooking the picturesque lake, Derwentwater.
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Riverside Apartments

Keswick, The Lake District

Should you wish to return to Keswick in the future as a smaller group we have superb Riverside holiday apartments accommodating 4-6 guests.
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Villa La Herradura

La Herradura, South Spain

Or perhaps if a little Spanish sunshine appeals our luxury self-catering villa accommodates 8 guests in great comfort.
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