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The Royal Oak at Keswick
Ranked #57 of 175 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester UK
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105 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good value,good food,good service...!”
Reviewed 11 October 2010

I am a fairly regular visitor to Cumbria and have visited the Keswick Lodge a few times in the past though only for dining and not staying.

As i was again visiting Cumbria, I decided to check out the accommodation at the Keswick lodge and booked a room using the on line facility.

Having arrived we were booked into one of the top floor rooms overlooking the square. First impressions of the room were good. Although not overly large,it was reasonably sized and it was clear that a great deal of thought had been put into designing the room layout so that all space could be maximised. The decor was modern with ceiling spots,pleasant colours and bedding (extra pillows would be nice !), a small wardrobe,a full length mirror and window seat. The bathroom was nicely fitted with a shower cubicle, a heated towel rail,good lighting and tiling. The washbasin had an unfortunate crack in it but no doubt this will be replaced at some stage. The bathroom also had an intelligent extractor fan which only operated when needed i.e variable speed to extract moisture/steam and was quiet in operation.None of the rattling and clanking which is so often a feature of bathroom fans ! There was a plentiful supply of hot water. There was an LCD tv ,pleasant lighting ,hair dryer and tea/coffee/biscuits tray. All in all,a nice ,cosy and comfortable room.

The other good plus points for me at this establishment are the very good selection of good quality food,the real ale selection (non of your fizzy pop here!),and last but not least,the very efficient,pleasant and attentive staff in the dining room.

Breakfast-excellent again. Good quality,plentiful,well cooked and efficient service once again.

Apparently free wifi is available in public areas..

All in all, a very good stay with no niggles of any great consequence.

Readers should note that this establishment,like many others in busy Keswick,doesn't have parking facilities. There are a few large car parks only a short walk away. The car parks are chargeable except that no charge is levied for the period from 1830-0830. Therefore any parking time which brings you past 1830 is automatically added to the next day from 0830. Check your ticket when you buy !

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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ShireHotels, Ian Pilcher - General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 18 October 2010
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at Keswick Lodge, it means a lot to the team to see your very positive feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay especially the service and hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Once again thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 1 October 2010

We stayed in the Keswick Lodge for a weekend and it was superb. The location was central with easy access to town and parking, the accommodation was great, clean and modern. We ate in the hotel both nights and would recommend it to anyone after a day on the hills. The staff were warm and friendly and could not do enough for us. We will definately be going back in the near future when there is a sprinkling of the white stuff on the hills. Great hotel, great staff, great stay... thanks

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Thwaitesinns, Ian Pilcher - General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 4 October 2010
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it is very rewarding to know that we have given our guests a great stay. I have passed on your comments to all the staff and they were delighted.

I am pleased that you had such a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge in the not too distant future. Once again thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Kind regards,

Ian Pilcher
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

We were looking for a hotel to use as a base for an anniversary visit to the Theatre By The Lake (and the odd walk or two), and the Keswick Lodge fitted us perfectly. Right in the middle of town, an easy walk from everywhere flat, and a stiffer walk from anything up a hill. There's a long stay car park a few minutes away where we let the Astra have a rest (you can get quite close for loading and unloading, if you try) while we got some exercise.

Service was fine, the room was clean and comfortable (and stocked with a couple of Wainwrights for browsing) and breakfast was hearty. Certainly kept us going as far as Skiddaw Lesser Man and lunchtime pasties. While Keswick is great for dinner choices, make sure you dine in the pub at least once - having built up an appetite first!

We'll be back next year - a recommended place.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thwaitesinns, Ian Pilcher, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 20 September 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - it does mean a lot to us all to read such lovely comments. I was delighted to learn that you both enjoyed your recent stay, especially as it was such an important occasion. I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Ian Pilcher, General Manager.
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Reviewed 19 August 2010

Having stayed at the amazing 'Howe Keld' B&B we decided to stay an extra night in Keswick, and as they were fully booked, decided to book into the Keswick Lodge. The hotel is centrally located in this beautiful town and has a nice atmosphere in the bar and lounge area. But it really does not deserve 4 AA stars. The management seems disinterested, the rooms are pretty basic (although clean) and the breakfast (served on a greasy bar table) average. And it was the same price as the fantastic B&B. No contest!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thwaitesinns, Ian Pilcher - General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 25 August 2010
Many thanks for your feedback, and I am genuinely sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. As a 4 star Inn, we like to pride ourselves on our levels of hospitality and service, and would always strive to deliver value for money. Perhaps next time you are considering visiting Keswick, you might call me personally, and I will endeavor to restore a little faith.

Ian Pilcher, General Manager
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

We were impressed with the quality of the food at the Keswick Lodge - good flavours and local produce. The hotel staff were helpful polite and friendly. Try the fellside lamb hot pot or the steak and ale pie - good accomodation and good value. And a good range of wines and ales.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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ShireHotels, Ian Pilcher, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 30 July 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - it does mean a lot to us all to read such lovely comments. We try very hard to make sure our menu is seasonal and we use local produce where possible. I have passed your comments on to the chef’s and they were delighted, I hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon.

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Ian Pilcher, General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2010

Remarkable service to accommodate us at short notice. Most staff wouldn't have bothered but the manager went out of his way to help. This is the best hotel thats located right in the centre of town. To be fair its more like a good guest house next door to a pub. Spotlessly clean room and comfortable bed. Don't be put off by the lack of parking. Anywhere in Keswick town will have a problem with parking. The websites a bit misleading. It says 3 mins walk from car park to hotel. There's a big car park just round the back less than a minute away. Ok, you have to pay from 08:30 onward but you can do that the night before so you don't have to rush the hearty breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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ShireHotels, Ian Pilcher, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 23 July 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a pleasing and constructive review - it does mean a lot to the team and me to read such lovely comments. I was delighted to be able to render assistance to you and your family and hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Ian Pilcher
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

Booked Keswick Lodge on bookings.com and arrived in the afternoon to a very warm welcome. Although there is now parking nearby we were directed to some free parking by the staff which was a big help. Because of a cancellation we were up-graded to a much bigger room and after our stay in a previous hotel thought that we had died and gone to heaven.
Sampled the food at the lodge on our first night, the trout was delicious. So good in fact that we ate the same meal at the lodge during the second night of our stay. A great breakfast, nice to stay somewhere were it's recognised that not every body wants to eat the greasy full English breakfast - felt very healthy with my kippers after my dinner of trout.
As others have said a great location, very near the lake and the town, would gladly have cancelled our next hotel stay to spend another night in heaven. Thanks for a great stay.
Gillian Bell

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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ShireHotels, Ian Pilcher, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review, 22 July 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - it does mean a lot to us all to read such lovely comments. I was delighted to learn that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us and do hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

Warmest Regards,
Ian Pilcher, General Manager
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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
Hotel Style:
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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