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Old Keswickian

5-7 Market Square, Keswick CA12 5BD, England
+44 17687 73861
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (365 reviews)
“pies” (18 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5-7 Market Square, Keswick CA12 5BD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Serves beautiful homemade steak and ale pie as well as all the usual fish dishes. Staff very friendly and polite. Very warming and hearty food.

1  Thank DennisWhitehaven
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been here loads of times over the last 20 years for fish and chips and it was always OK. Sadly on our most recent visit it was not good. There were three problems. First it took 35 minutes from ordering for our fish and chips...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say. Fish and chips done really well. I can only speak for the take away, we didn't try the restaurant

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can you say... It's a good little chippy with great service, Capt. Dread is a real asset and obviously takes pride in his work, many thanks.

1  Thank Craig P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just as they were about to close after a quick drink in the pub. Food was usual chip shop food, nothing special and small chip portions. But nice staff

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the ground floor restaurant next to the takeaway. 2 staff on but they seemed a little stretched. At one stage a member of staff was away 10 minutes to bring us a bed bun (forgotten from original order) and it became apparent...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As myself and my family were having a first-rate sojourn in nearby Borrowdale, we thought we would venture into Keswick, roughly a twenty minute drive away, in search of (hopefully) a sumptuous repast. After wandering around this simply charming little market town, building up a...More

2  Thank Sam P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely jumbo sausage and chips x2 we sat in the square by moot hall on a bench under the twilight stars to round off a heavenly day. Staff chatty and friendly and food brilliant! Sad to see upstairs was in darkness at 9:20pm - not...More

1  Thank Ness M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It upsets me to write this but I fear I must. The last 4 times we’ve been here in 2018 they have ‘run out’ of accompaniments by 7pm, the chips have been awful and the fish greasy. This week, the situation was the same and...More

Thank umajor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We researched Trip Advisor for places to eat in Keswick and came across this,It certainly lived up to its reviews. Lovely staff and the fish and chips were to die for, defiantly worth a visit.

1  Thank Lauren H
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Trevor S
27 August 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
It is a smallish café and easterie. I am not sure that they will allow dogs generally, but if you have an assistance dog I am sure that it will be Ok to take your dog. I would ring first to check
29 May 2017|
Response from maabell | Reviewed this property |
i don't know, but they're really friendly people - give them a bell on +44 17687 73861 and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Market Square, Keswick CA12 5BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73861
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