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The Filling Station

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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
+44 17687 72103
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this service station very nce, not over priced as most of them are, we just had coffee and a loo stop, great place for lunch I would imagine.

2 Thank loulou187062
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice on a recent holiday in the lakes. The food was good quality and great fun to eat! The staff were very friendly, and good with our 8 year old and 1 year old.

2 Thank alanmurray101
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place to eat, and a wonderful usage for an old filling station! Decor, food and service was all very good.

2 Thank sarah l
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit to the Filling Station, I enjoyed it last time but thought it was better still this time. I'm a veggie and there's plenty of choice, I had the haloumi burger which was very tasty. The cakes look amazing but I was too full unfortunately.

1 Thank Deborah B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent coffee made by Paige, many thanks and a lovely, friendly chat with all the members of staff on shift! :D

1 Thank Carl O
Perth, Australia
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161 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Visited here a couple of times when visiting Keswick from overseas (my daughter lives here). Good selection for breakfast and according to my daughter and wife, the pancakes are the best. Quirky little place on the outskirts of the town, with memorabilia associated with its past. Friendly staff and a warm welcome. Certainly worth a try

1 Thank Nigel H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The Filling Station Keswick Mixed results from this cafe opposite the Pheasant pub just north of Keswick town centre. There is quite an extensive menu but it does cover all the bases. I asked the friendly manager for eggs on toast. He refused to serve anything that was not on the menu. He offered me eggy bread instead. I opted... More 

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FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station, responded to this review

With such an extensive menu ranging from light snacks (such as bacon and egg rolls, Cumberland sausage rolls, short pancake stacks and sides) to a range of full meals we believe we have more than enough choices available for the vast majority of customers. But our menu clearly and politely states that we don't offer a bespoke service, i.e., we... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

very friendly place ... good seating in and out. awesome cups of tea and possibly the best eggs benedict in the world ('Blackstone' ...one of 4 options) just go and enjoy :)

1 Thank chuggy53
Penrith, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat here, for novices I would recommend any of the pancake stacks as a good introduction. Staff always friendly, food excellent and the coffee makes the trip worth while in itself. Just wish it was a bit closer to home. Thank you.

1 Thank thecumbriantraveller
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed a really good breakfast here earlier in the summer. They do an interesting line of things you don't normally see for breakfast. I had something with smoked mackrell hollandaise and spinach and it was incredible. I've tried to recreate it at home with little success so a return visit is needed!!!

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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
Average prices
Cafe, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72103
Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards and finalists again in 2015. We offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of Lakeland Steakburgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.

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