The best pubs serving food in and around Keswick

The Wainwright, Keswick

With a wide selection of pubs in and around Keswick catering for every taste and budget makes holidaying in the area a culinary delight, sampling a different menu each day washed down with a local ale in one of the friendly pubs is just one of the many reasons people return to Keswick year after year.

Many of the pubs in Keswick are pet friendly enabling you to enjoy a refreshing drink straight from the fells with your four legged friend or on a relaxing evening out not having to worry about what your beloved pet is doing alone in a strange property.

Below is our selection of some of the pubs that serve food in and around Keswick, all worthy of a visit.

The Pheasant Inn, Keswick

A traditional pub serving local ales and a menu of hearty comfort food with outdoor seating available for lazy summer evenings.  Book ahead to secure a table 017687 72219

 Bank Tavern, Keswick

A traditional pub offering Lakeland real ales and comfort food with a beer garden.  Reserve a table 017687 72663

 The Dog and Gun, Keswick

This dog friendly inn, as the name suggests, is famous for its Hungarian goulash and has a large selection of real ales.  Book a table 017687 73463


The Lion, Keswick

Serving delicious Sunday roasts and traditional pub grub, the Lion is in the centre of the town with a weekly quiz and live music.  Reserve your table 017687 20443

Pack Horse Inn, Keswick

This traditional inn has flagstone floors and a good selection of local beers on tap, with both modern and classic dishes on the menu.  Secure your table 017687 71148

The George, Keswick

Keswick’s oldest coaching inn is home to traditional dining and drinking.  Try their famous Cow Pie along with real ales and wines by the glass.  Reserve your table 017687 72076

The Pocket, Keswick

This café bar is the place to head for live music on a Friday evening or Open Mic night on a Monday all whilst enjoying local ales, Belgian beers, gins, wine and a homemade pizza.  Book a table 017687 71306

The Fox Tap, Keswick

Part of the Keswick Brewing Co, offering a monthly Brewery Social and street food the pub is perfect for a catch up with friends.  Reserve your table 017687 80700


The Wainwright, KeswickThe Wainwright, Keswick

Relaxed venue for a range of cask ales and a menu of classic British pub grub.  With a Wainwrights walking theme the pub is dog friendly.  Book a table 017687 44927

The Royal Oak, Braithwaite

The food is delicious, fresh, and skilfully prepared with a wide choice of beers.  A friendly and welcoming atmosphere awaits.  Reserve a table 017687 78533

Coledale Inn, Braithwaite

Enjoy a peaceful country inn atmosphere, set in idyllic surroundings with large garden and wonderful views.  Book a table 017687 78272

 The Middle Ruddings, Braithwaite

A dog friendly, family owned and run Country Inn and Restaurant with a wide selection of real ales and hearty food.  Book a table 017687 78436

The pub with a view, Swinside Inn The Swinside Inn, Newlands Gate

At the base of Catbells, it is popular with walkers enjoying a refreshing beverage and some wholesome home cooked food.  Reserve a table 017687 78144

The Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite

A traditional, dog friendly pub in the picturesque village.  Oak beams and an open fire adds to the ambience with a hearty menu available.  Book ahead to reserve a table 017687 76439

 The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite

A traditional country inn, quietly tucked away by the Lake, outstanding food in peaceful surroundings.  Dogs welcome.  Secure your table 017687 76234

The Farmer’s Arms, Portinscale

A dog friendly pub serving real ales, bitter, larger and a selection of homemade meals and Sunday roast dinners.  With a sunny beer garden.  Book your table  017687 75066

The White Horse, Threlkeld

A dog friendly pub with flagstone floors, open fires.  Serving local ales and a good choice of traditional pub grub.  Book a table 017687 79883

The Horse and Farrier, Threlkeld

A traditional Lakeland inn in the centre of the village, serving real ale and delicious meals.  Reserve a table 017687 79688

The Salutation (The Sally), Threlkeld

The sister inn to the Horse and Farrier is an informal, relaxed restaurant serving delicious food.  Book a table 017687 79614