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£5 - £17
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

We have made several visits back to the Aikton Arms since the original team have been back in charge and it is as good as it always was before they left. There is always a very good choice of dishes to suit everybody and everything...is prepared with great care and with quality in mind. The staff are always so very attentive and thoughtful and a friendly welcome is guaranteed at this wonderful village pub. The 'Asahi' brand draught lager is up alongside Peroni and Birra Moretti and always goes down very well. It is very clear that the owners and the staff work hard to leave customers with a good impression and this is something that they always achieve. There is always ample parking and as the weather gets better, customers will be able to dine outside. We cannot recommend The Aikton Arms highly enough.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Usually go there about twice a month nowadays, although we have been every week lately. My husband can get all sorts to suit himself but I would normally have difficulty getting suitable food when eating out and it is a treat going to this pub....There are a few choices with my standout favourite being the Butternut squash and spinach lasagne. It so tasty and plenty of cheese in it making it lovely and moist . Either the salad or vegetables go beautifully with it, but a special mention must go to their chips. They are delicious. Every time we go for a meal I think that I will have something different but inevitably I cannot resist the Lasagne and accompaniments. You won't go hungry! The owner and her staff are so lovely and the atmosphere is good even when we are first through the doors! It is a wonderful traditional pub with customers that have always seemed happy to interact with us if that is what you want and they do takeaway too, but we wouldn't do that as it would be cold by the time we got home and besides we love to go there. Dogs welcome too!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

Met friends. The first time that I had been in the pub in years and I was truly impressed. Good beer (Timothy Taylors), excellent food (try the pate and the haddock and chips), well priced on a Thursday and an overall lovely pub. Well done....I will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Another gorgeous, reasonably priced meal. We’ve been several times over the last 3/4 months and always enjoyed our choices. Good choice for vegetarians. Menu changes regularly so always an interesting choice of starters / mains / desserts. Good atmosphere and plenty of parking. Two alcohol...drinks, 2 mains and one dessert was £41.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Carol Blamire, Owner at The Aikton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2023

Thankyou

Reviewed 7 October 2023

After all the bad reviews.....I thought i better tell everyone about our experience. 8 of us went for Dinner . The food was top notch and the service was brilliant . The prices were good too . Will definitely be going back soon . 8...people can't all be wrong . xMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Carol Blamire, Owner at The Aikton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you we’re glad to hear you enjoyed it

Reviewed 13 August 2023

Never in my life met staff/managers like it. The customer is always right is not something they believe in. One of 4 people dining was not happy with their meal and the mayhem this caused was unbelievable. Unprofessional, rude and never made to feel so...unwelcome anywhere!! We go away every year but have never experienced such negativity anywhere.They have tried to point the finger at us but we done nothing wrong, vile peopleMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Carol Blamire, Owner at The Aikton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2023

This is one of 3 one star reviews left by the same group. There are 2 sides to every story and this is my view of what happened. The group were staying in my camping pods next door for 2 nights. They used the pub...More

Reviewed 13 August 2023

Terrible food appalling service owner and barmaid horrible. Won't be back. Stayed in the pod beside the pub. Ninja was filthy and had to be cleaned out before we could use it. Carol the owner was not approachable nor was she friendly. Definitely wouldn't recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Carol Blamire, Owner at The Aikton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2023

This is one of 3 one star reviews left by the same group. There are 2 sides to every story and this is my view of what happened. The group were staying in my camping pods next door for 2 nights. They used the pub...More

Reviewed 13 August 2023

Very hostile environment and staff were the rudest and very unprofessional people I have ever come across. Sad that people can behave this way!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Carol Blamire, Owner at The Aikton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2023

This is one of 3 one star reviews left by the same group. There are 2 sides to every story and this is my view of what happened. The group were staying in my camping pods next door for 2 nights. They used the pub...More

Reviewed 11 February 2023

We have just had a really great meal here We booked as they have a varied choice for vegetarian's We were not disappointed Really good food, the battered cauliflower was the stand out dish for us The service was good, pleasant and attentive youngsters Good...portion sizes Great value for moneyMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023 via mobile

Faultless meals and service especially from our server Emily. Very attentive, polite and efficient, a real credit to the pub she couldn’t do enough for us. Will be back especially for more battered cauliflower!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Carol B, Owner at The Aikton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2023

Thankyou Sue it’s good to be back and I’m glad you enjoyed it

Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

We have a caravan in the local area and were looking for somewhere to eat locally (without having to go into Keswick). Being coeliac my choices are limited for traditional pub fare, so I was very excited to find The Aikton Arms menu accommodated gluten...free (including chicken goujons and onion rings!!) We were not disappointed!! The atmosphere was friendly, the staff were warm & welcoming and efficient. The food was delicious and there was so much choice for me too with my restrictive diet it was an absolute joy. The only thing we found that could be improved was the ambience in the pub, some warmer wall lights rather than the bright overhead ones would have made it fit with the cosy local pub atmosphere that it has but that is our only comment. We will definitely be returning and look forward to doing so.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

I thought this was an overall great experience, good to see a once great venue back on course after some dodgy previous custodians, continuity with the waitress staff as well, barmaid, with some training could prove to be an asset to the premises, shame it’s...only open weekendsMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

11 adults and two small children went for Father's Day and birthday meal (Sunday). The staff were friendly and efficient. Service was reasonably quick. The food (Sunday lunch) was freshly prepared, hot and delicious. Good value for money as well. We all enjoyed it, and...will certainly be back soon. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

Sorry this couldn’t be more positive but it is what it is. We decided to try a take away this time as some of the family didn’t want to go out. We were told the food would be ready to collect at 9. Went early,...pub wasn’t busy so hoped the order would be ready quickly. Still there after ten o clock waiting. Kept being told it would only be a few minutes but it wasn’t. Food was dreadful when it arrived home, lasagne was burnt and inedible, fries were rock hard, children’s meal was not nice at all, they ended up filling up in garlic bread despite the crusts being rock hard, side salad was some sorry looking leaves and one tomato slice, the other meal was left uneaten too. We were given three brownies as a ‘sorry for waiting’ but these had no taste and a very dry texture. So sad to write this, we had high hopes of this being our regular place to go for a pub meal but definitely won’t be back and definitely would not recommend to anyone either. Over £100 spent on poor quality food and service (see earlier review). Only gave a rating of one as there is no option for rating zero.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Carol Blamire, Owner at The Aikton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2023

Hi just to let you know these tenants have left and the original owner is back now thanks

Reviewed 22 May 2022

I have been in 4 nights as I’m a solo traveler, the meals were very good I have enjoyed every one. You must try the Sunday lunch, it was melt in the mouth beef and huge Yorkshire pud with all the trimmings. Everyone made me...feel so welcome and I’d like to thank them.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Aikton Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5