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White Horse Inn

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££ - £££, British,
Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
+44 17687 79883
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak burger” (6 reviews)
“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
“pudding” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The White Horse Inn is a cosy and friendly pub with a roaring fire. The staff are excellent. The food is good, if a little expensive. The bunkhouses are unbelievably cheap - but you get what you pay for. The walls are very thin so...More

Thank Eulerian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a late tea had been round the lakes for a good walk 5 of us ordered sweet and sour pork half chip half rice when it came it was in a soup bowl and not much meat the sweet and sour sauce...More

1  Thank Heather T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for tea and had a lovely meal. The steak pie was amazing as was the Gammon dish. Nice cosy little pub with lovely views. Would definitely recommend.

Thank beckyandarchie2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this pub a few times while staying in the bunkhouses attached to it. The pub is very popular and nice and cosy with two fires. There are games available to play and there is a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The staff were very friendly...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try and get here every other weekend for the amazing beef dinner. Slow cooked brisket that melts in your mouth and a healthy sized portion to set you up for the rest of a chilled out Sunday. The other menu is amazing as well. Friendly...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Visited several times now and it never disappoints. A lovely warm and friendly welcome from staff and helped too. Food us amazing freshly cooked with good quality ingredients cooked perfect. Prices are very good and not over the top. Well worth a visit if in...More

Thank J3938POchristinem
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Great pub next to a fantastic B&B. Brilliant for evening meals after being out and about in the beautiful Lake District

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Open log fire with cosy atmosphere. Dog friendly. The Sunday lunch was well cooked, hot plates, fresh vegetables and tender beef. The cheese cake was great. Quite clearly the Chef takes a pride in cooking and serving his food. The staff are friendly and very...More

Thank Looponottingham
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We visit The White Horse quite regularly. It has offered different experiences in terms of menu and ale choices but we are never disappointed. There is a nice coal fire in the middle of the room which is just what's needed after a day on...More

Thank ColinLiptrot
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Having had a poor experience at the pub down the road, we came in 'chewing a wasp', with our gander up. No need. Warming fire, smiling customers with friendly dogs and a big welcoming smile from the barman. Nothing was a problem, we discussed my...More

1  Thank davidindurham
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9 April 2018|
Response from sazrobinson73 | Reviewed this property |
I would assume so as it is a pub
Bernadette G
22 December 2014|
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Response from sheila r | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how sociable you are people very friendly down to earth pub good food If you like walking we felt people very helpful .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Scales
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 79883
  • E-mail
The White Horse Inn and Bunkhouse is a cosy Inn located at the foot of Blencathra a few miles outside Keswick near Threlkeld. Real fires, fantastic local ale, British pub food and a warm welcome. We are also dog friendly.
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