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The Square Orange Cafe Bar

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20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
+44 17687 73888
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real friendly small quirky bar serving good basic pizza and snacks from a tiny kitchen Great buzz/vibe

Thank Peter W
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny, quirky, dog friendly cafe with such fab nachos we went 2 days running. Little grandson loved his toasted sandwich and we had nachos and tasty tapas. However, what is even more amazing is the chef is a magician. There is no other way he could work in the tiniest area at the end of the bar and produce such... More 

Thank happytravelerDurham
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere was a bit different to the norm which was nice, staff friendly and a good selection of beers including a couple of local beers on tap, Pizza's were good. Overall the family seemed to think Very good, which I feel may be a little bit generous, perfectly OK but I am not that bothered about going back given some... More 

Thank Ian W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited again today. Great Rioja, tasty snacks and a game of chess hiding from storm Doris! Will return next time I visit Keswick.

Thank Ian M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This wonderful cafe was recommend to us by locals - and we now know why they love it so much! A superb range of food and drink, all at sensible prices, and great quality. We were spoiled for choice with the menu - great range. For drinks, there's everything from freshly-brewed speciality coffee to local (Hesket Newmarket) beer. The staff... More 

Thank stannage
Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this cafe on our trip to Keswick. Was recommended it by a couple we got talking to. Very friendly ( even allowed our dog in) and gave him some treats. Food menu looked very exciting but we only had nachos as hadn't long eaten. (They were tasty).hot mulled wine was also good. Great place, lovely atmosphere and will return

Thank Allisonjayne66
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited here, mainly due to the Trip Advisor reviews. I'm a little surprised it's so high in the Keswick rankings. It was nice, but nothing special. We shared 2 tapas as starters and had a pizza each, washed down with a pint, all in it was just short of £40. There were 3 staff working, the... More 

Thank joannecloughton
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

A good selection of Euro and local draft beers. The tapas looked and tasted like you would get in Spain. Toys and books available for the children while we waited for the food to arrive. The worse the weather was on the outside the better the atmosphere was inside here.

Thank bhagwhan
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Very grateful that the bar was open when most were places were shut on a cold February evening. My husband was starving said as much and asked for the meatballs. About 7 of them arrived with some bread which was quite amusing. He enjoyed the San Miguel. My Nachos were tasty and a good size portion. It's a bit cosy... More 

Thank CarolynMary24
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Whilst a lovely place to stop off for coffee and food at any time - Wednesday evening brings out its best. It seems to be the only live music in town on a Wednesday. A simple and unpretentious experience of listening to local artists all of whom play acoustic guitar and sing a variety of genres.

Thank d0rsetb0b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73888
Please note that we do not take bookings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?