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The Filling Station

) #18 of 91 Restaurants in Keswick ££ - £££ Cafe, British, Grill
Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
+44 17687 72103
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (136 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (36 reviews)
“pancake stack” (11 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
All hours
Cafe, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
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1 - 10 of 651 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived here after travelling from Kent, and were looking forward to the good breakfast we had eaten here the previous year. We arrived just as the door was being opened. The tables were still dirty from the night before, as was the floor and...More

Thank divewench
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off for a snack, great burgers and milkshakes!! Everyone was friendly. Highly recommend for lunch or breakfasts.

5  Thank jezsmyth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We venture here when ever we can and the food is always great, tea in proper mugs and the staff are friendly. Lots of great classic cars and bikes visit here and it's always a joy to visit.

5  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pancakes and latte, slow service as it was busy but that is to be expected on a bank holiday weekend.

4  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visit Keswick several times a year. The filling station is a great place to have breakfast or a quick lunch. The huge mugs of coffee are well worth it! Tip... parking is free across the road on street. We park here...More

5  Thank BenLaxLost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well themed biker caff/diner serving a wide range of food from all day breakfasts to salads and burgers (it's also licenced ;-). We visited in Easter week for lunch and it was packed inside so we had to wait a few mins but the...More

5  Thank 4_Wandering_Walkers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called in for lunch today couldn't be bothered going into keswick so this place is great. Cheese burger as usual was ace 😃 wouldn't hesitate to recommend commend this little cafe. Friendly staff and all very helpful. Hope it won't be too long till my...More

7  Thank 120Buttons
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in for Breakfast and it was really, really busy! Service was quick and friendly and food was great. Have been before and will keep coming. Enough said!

4  Thank Mje C
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch today and glad we did. Pancake stack was lovely and the bacon was fab. Blues burger was well cooked and loads of Stilton and the bookmaker sub was equally as good. Lady that served us was very friendly and other staff...More

4  Thank cumbriame79
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Return visit was even better than the last. Dog friendly with a great choice of food for vegetarians.

2  Thank Poppie99
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, we are keen to visit after reading great reviews. We don't eat meat though and have a 5 year old. Can you list your non meat breakfast options please including children's menu items. We do eat fish!! Thank you
18 February 2017|
Response from FSCafe | Property representative |
Hi We do a wide range of vegetarian breakfasts including a vegetarian Full English, vegetarian pancake stacks, and Eggs Benedict with mushrooms or smoked Loch Fyne Kippers rather than meat. We also serve smoked Loch Fyne... More
Kath T
Why have you run out of black pudding 15 minutes after opening for breakfast on a busy bank holiday Monday !
30 May 2016|
Response from FSCafe | Property representative |
Sorry Kath but our last delivery was Saturday morning and although we try our best to ensure we don't run out of key items but, with an exceptionally busy Bank Holiday weekend, it's not always possible to second guess what... More
Hi, when you say dog friendly is that for dining outside only?
5 February 2015|
Response from FSCafe | Property representative |
Hi, yes we're dog friendly inside, but only on the right hand side as you come in - that's 2 booths and 2 coffee counter areas. We also have a bowl should your pet need a drink too. Regards Kieron Graham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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.