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The Royal Oak at Keswick
Ranked #57 of 175 Keswick B&B and Inns
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Rawtenstall
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“History, lovely room, but mind your head!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Great breakfast and a very comfortable room. Low doorways...
The staff are great and endlessly helpful-they are sending my doorkey back to me after I gave it in error for their after hours key!
The hotel is owned by Thwaites so the wainwrights is very good. It was part of the Royal Oak and has information celebrating that heritage.
We stayed on a 3 day deal and it was very good value for money.

Room Tip: Room 14 has a bath with shower, but only a view of Greggs side wall.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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InnatKeswick, manager inn@keswick at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
In the current economic climate we think it is really important for our customers to enjoy value for money ,thanks for mentioning it & i agree the Wainwrights is good, unfortunately we can't do anything about the view (greggs), but look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to keswick
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed at the inn for 2 nights , for the price we paid it was quite reasonable but the stairway didn't give good impression with dirty stained carpets and worn decor , we had a small double which we didn't mind we only sleep and shower in our room but the bedding had a few rips in it and the carpet and ceiling was stained , the window latch was broken and the room was far too hot but I think with a bit of a spruce up we would stay again , the breakfast was good and staff friendly , they even fill your flask for you which was very good and no they don't have milk in the room but we told if we required some just let them know and they would put some in our room overall we had a lovely time in Keswick as always

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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InnatKeswick, manager inn@keswick at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Hi good news ,we are spending some money refurbing our bedrooms & the downstairs bar area sometime early this year ,we are just waiting for planning permission,thanks for your honest comments,i agree the decor is tired ,i just hope we made up the shortfall with our welcome , i hope you will see the difference next time you come & stay
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Just come back from a four night stay at the Inn at Keswick. No complaints from us. Its warm, the staff very welcoming and attentive and the breakfasts set you up for a days walking. For the price spot on. Plenty of other pubs in the immediate vicinity if you want to go for a drink elsewhere. Give this one a go!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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InnatKeswick, Manager inn'keswick at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Glad you enjoyed your visit to the inn,the walking & more importantly to me our pleasant & welcoming team , we strive to give our customers value for money, & we hope to see you in keswick soon
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Tim Banks
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Quiet break before New Years celebrations, found hotel ideal for location, rooms smart after refurb and original creaky staircase kept along with many other features. Staff all very pleasant barman Josh special mention as courteous and jovial, well run place will definately visit again when in area. Well recommended.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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InnatKeswick, manager inn @ keswick at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thanks for your lovely comments & a belated happy birthday ,so glad you mentioned a member of the team,as its an area we have been working hard at ,i will share your comments with josh and hope to see you in keswick again soon,all the best
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We booked a last minute one night stay at the Inn directly with the team there and found this an easy and friendly process. As we're often in keswick and know the town, parking for free in the nearby Southey Street wasn't a problem. We knew that we were booking the small double room so wasn't concerned that the room was tight on space but it was an ideal stopover for one night. Very warm room, spacious shower room with hot water (shower could have been a tad more powerful), comfortable nights sleep. Breakfast fantastic and we had the place to ourselves for the majority of the time. Good central location with a typical warm Inn feeling. Good beers and meals. Will deffo go back, especially for the price and for the fact that I was able to book a one night stay there on a Sunday when a lot of b&b's in keswick wouldn't entertain us. Their loss I say!!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inns_0f_Character, Tim Banks - Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you found us to be friendly and the direct booking process easy. Our rooms are not of a grand scale, but we like to think we offer comfortable and cosy rooms at a very competitive price. I hope to see you next time you're in Keswick.

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Tim Banks - Manager and all the team at the Inn at Keswick.
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LANCASHIRE
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Inn is in a good position in Keswick although parking is a ten minute walk away and costs £7 per night. We had Sunday lunch upon arrival which was very poor, the veg consisted of a few roughly sliced carrots and one leaf of kale! The Reception area was scruffy and untidy and the stairs up from the bar area were absolutely filthy. Not a good first impression. The room was adequate for what we had paid, however, we were there three nights and the room was not serviced apart from bed making. No fresh towels, now bins emptied no bathroom freshen up. Not a four star Inn as is advertised to be.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inns_0f_Character, Tim Banks - Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
I apologise for your recent visit, unfortunately car parking will always be an issue in Keswick, especially when you haven't got one. I'm disappointed regarding your comments about Sunday Lunch as it is an area we are working hard on to improve, though it seems we need to work harder. We will be spending money next year to improve the décor, so hoepfully on your next visit to Keswick you would kindly give us another try. I will share your comments with the team as we always endeavour to improve.

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Tim Banks - Manager and all the team at the Inn at Keswick.
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

A centrally located, popular pub/restaurant with rooms.
We received a warm and efficient welcome although the male receptionist didn't feel a need to bring in our bags from the car or open doors as we did so.
Our room was comfortable and clean, the bathroom modern. Some attention to detail was lacking - there was a handle missing from the shower cubicle door and some damage to the bathroom door was untidily covered in masking tape.
The breakfast was excellent and the service received from two waitresses was fantastic.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Inns_0f_Character, Tim Banks - Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed our fantastic service, we are a little frayed around the edges but we wil be spending some money this Winter to improve the décor and small details, hopefully they will match the welcome and the service.

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Property: The Royal Oak at Keswick
Address: Main Street, Keswick CA12 5HZ, England (Formerly The Inn at Keswick)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #57 of 175 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Oak at Keswick 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Oak at Keswick is a welcoming pub offering great home-cooked food and accommodation in the vibrant market town of Keswick, which is situated on the lakeside North of Derwentwater in Cumbria's Lake District. The Royal Oak at Keswick offers a pleasing blend of pub, restaurant and hotel rooms with a well stocked bar and a varied menu of freshly prepared produce and seasonal ingredients. ... more   less 
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