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The Dog and Gun

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2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
+44 17687 73463
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our sense of smell that brought us here from the high street! The pub is cosy with plenty of character and an open fire. It is dog friendly and all the dogs present were all well behaved and friendly. I can recommend the steak and ale pie while my boyfriend enjoyed the jerk chicken. Prices were reasonable and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in on the first Friday of December after walking Derwentwater in the day. After the obligatory wait for a table (why we don't book we have no idea) we sat near the fire and were quickly served our thoroughly tasty and properly large Goulash dishes. Only one of us actually finished - yay me! It really is a... More 

Thank Allan M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

been coming here for more years than I care to mention. victim of its own success I guess - couldn't get served, couldn't find a seat - dogs out of control, left without finishing -

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We always use the Dog and Gun on our visits to Keswick. Today we had a few drinks in the afternoon and booked a specific table for an evening meal. We arrived and found We had been moved to another less suitable table, (obviously to accommodate other customers). Not a way to run a reservation service or to treat customers... More 

Thank paulc301
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food quality here has taken a big downturn, now it's pre-cooked for speed and substandard whilst being charged for at top prices,there were 3 tables beside me all with similar complaints

Thank s.w. h
Singapore, Singapore
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180 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not have expected to find goulash in UK and was drawn by a sign outside the pub that says "made with the same 50 years homemade recipe". With such a cold frosty winter night, I decided to try out the goulash with my family. The service was friendly. The place was packed with patrons but not rowdy. It... More 

Thank joltt
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I last reviewed the DOg when it had been renovated a couple of years again . It takes a bit of time to get used to changes . However we have drunk here 4 times this week and it has regained its crown as the best pub in Keswick . Why ? Because it is really dog friendly - always... More 

Thank maxandkai1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never actually ate in here,but the food did look nice and the staff were really nice and the ale was great

Thank Paal2403
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely pub, dog friendly! Helpful staff, great food, loved the nachos! Very friendly and welcoming! Great location in Keswick centre! Be sure to get a doggy bag for your pups only £1 from the bar... ours loved them , will definitely be returning in the future!

Thank Abi M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned visit and food great choices, friendly atmosphere. Great location. Would definitely recommend it after a long walk just what you need. Portion sizes good very good.

Thank Lisa E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Hungarian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73463

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