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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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All reviews steak pie lamb shoulder baguette chilli salad salmon great pub pub grub bite to eat busy pub ate here specials board piping hot wait for a table nice atmosphere selection of beers evening meal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had only ever been in here for drinks, but decided on having a lunch time meal. It was reasonably busy, but got a table, some drinks, and ordered food. We both just had a baguette, with chips. The place felt very homely, great friendly...service, and the food arrived in decent time. Very decent size portion, good quality, tasty.. not too bad for the price. They have a good lunch time menu, good variety.. Must compliment Joanne for great friendly service. Will deff come back again.. Oh and dogs are allowed in..More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not good at all, Frozen Chips, Frozen Veg, Frozen Everything, not hot and certainly not homecooked, Veg was just about warm and watery, chips were pale and just about cooked, and very expensive for what you get, nearly £50 for 2 drinks and two meals

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Quirky old pub with very chilled and comfortable atmosphere. Food is all home cooked and absolutely delicious. Fish pie to die for as was the Lamb Shoulder. Would highly recommend and will certainly be returning.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Amazing and understanding staff. I spilt a drink and staff immediately cleaned it up, with a smile and gave me a replacement. I Couldn't fault the food, staff, atmosphere or reasonable prices. Will visit again. Dog friendly. Lovely warm place to eat on a cold,...wet winter's day. Thank you to you all.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

This was our second time visiting as our meal here last time was so tasty and satisfying. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the food was very average. We ordered the fish pie special which looked quite pitiful and tasted very bland and stodgy, not much fish...in it. My fish and chips was tasty but A LOT greasier than last time. However, the nachos were tasty and would order again, some more dips would be appreciated as the dip pots are quite small considering how big the nachos portion is. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things but the quality of the food, in general, had definitely gone down since last time.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Very bad attitude from waitress/manager who had clearly had enough of serving. Food was banged down in front of us covered in Luke warm gravy. Horrible atmosphere and prices do not reflect website. When this was pointed out was asked "do you want to eat...or not". AVOIDMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Been going for over 20 years ans still love the place! Great staff, great food and lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Absolutely amazing food, staff were delightful and friendly Highly recommend this pub My husband ordered the game stew and said it was delish, I had beef burger and it was very fresh and served hot, the burger was the best ever, service exceptional

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Very disappointed, the menu at the pub is different to the one on the website and the menu in the pub is more expensive than the one advertised. We both had the lamb shoulder which was on the specials board. They arrived, without a word...or a smile, very quickly and looked enormous but very appetising. We tucked into them, very tasty! However as we ate passed the surface of the meat it got cooler with it being cold near the bone. We didn’t finish them, the half empty plates collected, again, quickly systematically rather than in a friendly way.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Great place to eat! We were lucky to get a seat as everywhere was heaving but I'm so glad we did! The staff are all lovely and super friendly - we both had hot baguettes and they were delicious! And when I couldn't manage all...of mine and asked for a bit of foil to wrap it in, the lovely waitress packed it in a tub for me with cling film round it so it wouldn't leak in my rucksack - such a simple but really kind gesture to do, especially when they were so busy! Dogs are welcome at many of the tables, just not on the carpeted areas which I fully understand. The wine was excellent and the other patrons friendly too. There IS large choice of eateries in Keswick but I have to say we would head to this place first to spend our money on our next visit - to remain so friendly and helpful when you are so busy is a feat in itself! Many thanks to all the staff and a very happy new year to all of you! :-) xMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Normally a great place to eat. Whilst the food, drink, and the atmosphere was great. It was somewhat spoilt by the rude attitude and very unwelcoming manner of the male behind the bar who took our orders on last Tuesday evening. The girls were great...as usual and the service from them superb. However, there are too many good eating places in the vicinity to put up with such rudeness. Won’t be visiting again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

No messing around. Decent portions of proper pub food at a reasonable price. Good beer on tap & friendly staff too. Can’t complain at all.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Popped in for a drink on Sunday afternoon. Busy with locals, tourists and dogs. Bar staff friendly. Checked the menu out and returned a few hours later to eat. Still busy but found a seat. Staff were friendly, informative, and helpful. 3 of our party...had roast dinner which was superb, and I had game casserole, so tasty. Highly recommended the staff and food were exceptional.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

The ale was very good but unfortunately t by e food was overpriced and poor. In fact, my friends dish was not fully cooked, after sending it back to be reheated, it was served with the comment, it could be cold because you are not...eating fast enough. Not right! 👎More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

A delightful pub which has retained all its c1828 features. Fantastic atmosphere frequented by the locals and their dogs. We ordered the lamb, the servings were enormous and the tastiest, juiciest lamb we have ever eaten. Service was efficient and the Fosters Beer was icy...cold which pleased my husband to no end.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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We didnt book, just a walk in. Lovely place.
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