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The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant

) #5 of 5 Restaurants in Braithwaite ££ - £££ , British,
Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
+44 17687 78533
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“belly pork” (10 reviews)
“mash” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I, visited this area for the 1st. Drove through but never stayed. This pub was recommended by our guest house. Hermiston. So we tried it. We liked it. But we're curious to try the other 2 pubs in the area. We did....More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must of passed this pub countless times over the year,today after a lovely walk in whinlatter we decided to stop off and give it a try,beer was good and food was just as it should be ,within 15 mins it was on the table...More

Thank drmorland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely gem of a walkers pub in the lakes. The rooms are clean and well presented, beer is excellent and some really great food. On arrival at the pub, the staff were very friendly and hospitable. I didn't even need to say who...More

Thank pbrooksuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for 3 of us. Brilliant place to enjoy a thoroughly enjoyable pub lunch/meal. From small meals (which suited us) or very large ( believe me they are)! Which are very reasonable priced. Staff are so pleasant and easy going.

Thank Migm0g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great British pub. Good pub food, fantastic environment, good drinks. The personnel were great. Good price

Thank PatriciaNare
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hadn't been to the Royal Oak for some time, but hearing it was under new ownership we went there last night - 19th July. Meal was excellent and the Merlot wine wine very good. In this so-called dog-friendly town, Keswick -...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I walked into Braithwaite from Thornthwaite hoping to find somewhere for lunch and happened upon the Royal Oak. What a lovely place, the welcome we received was friendly, warm and helpful which is always a good start. There is a varied menu...More

Thank jessyr00
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

As always we enjoyed a lovely meal here after a very tiring day on the fells. Belly pork and mash is always our favourite mmm.

1  Thank Deb P
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, hope to see you next time you are in braithwaite

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Popped into Royal Oak for a drink after day out and decided to book for our evening meal. Surroundings very nice staff very friendly and the food was excellent, good selection of starters, mains & desserts..I was pleased I just ordered a starter for my...More

Thank janice W
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you next time you visit Braithwaite.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant at this public house is very popular and reservations are therefore essential. The same menu is also available in the bar area. Food on offer is largely what one would expect to be available in a pub and the meals we had on...More

Thank jbgs88
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, and we look forward to seeing you back in the Royal Oak next time you visit. Fiona

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Jackie A
10 May 2017|
Response from Fiona L | Property representative |
Hi our steak pie is back on the new menu better than ever. Hope to see you soon to give us your verdict.
Tony D
Hiya, cananyone please expand on the Dog issue/food? We're motorhoming nearby just before Easter and we're looking at walking the mile or so to this Pub with our Border Collie. Tonight (Friday 28th March 2015) we've eaten in Keswick at a Dog friendly Pub (early evening). There were three Dogs in the establishment, all well behaved and very unintrusive. To be fair, the affection between our Border Collie and a young Labrador had complete strangers talking to one another in seconds thus creating a lovely friendly atmosphere. No Dogs were sniffing directly at anybody's meals but obviously, like humans they like the smell of food What's the policy at The Farmers Arms? I appreciate not everyone is a Dog lover but they offer no hygienic risk by simply sitting in a Pub breathing in and out and maybe raising their head when a new fresh food smell is served up. It's common knowledge that humans have the capacity to carry and indeed pass on a far greater amount of germs or infections than Dogs/animals. We can catch nits off humans but not fleas off Dogs for example. If a Dog was sniffing directly up to diners plates then that's a different story but the owner is surely at fault. Or is it the fact that a Dog is simply in the Pub when food is being served? I've caught more germs off perspiring, unwashed walkers who take off their walking boots and stink the place out.
28 March 2015|
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Response from Stuart H | Reviewed this property |
I'm honestly not sure but would avoid this place like the plague, sorry i couldn't answer your question though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78533
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