Eating out

There are plenty of great places to eat nearby and here are some suggestions of pubs and restaurants we enjoy in Keswick and the surrounding area. We recommend making dinner reservations at all places except The Round, The Square Orange and The Pocket which, at the time of writing, don’t take bookings but do get busy so get there early! 


Within walking distance: (all in Keswick town centre unless described as elsewhere) 


Pack Horse Inn, Pack Horse Court.  017687 71148

Royal Oak, Main Street. 017687 73135 

Pheasant Inn, Crosthwaite Road (near Keswick hospital, 5-10 mins walk away across Fitz Park). 017687 72219

Dog and Gun, Lake Road. 017687 73463


Meriendas, Main Streeet – small cafe by day, restaurant by night.  017687 72024 

Fellpack, Lake Road – varied modern menu.  017687 74999

Inn on the Square – Brossen Steakhouse, Main Street.  017687 73333

Casa Bella, Station Street – Italian.  017687 75575

Asaya Thai Restaurant, Station Street.  017687 75111 

Barua Street Food, Lake Road – Indian street food designed for sharing.  017687 85474 

Bars with food/ Cafe bars… 

Derwent Walker, Lake Road – small plates and tapas.  017687 73275

The Round, Main Street – burgers. Walk in only.

The Pocket, Lake Road – pizzas plus live music some nights.  Walk in only.

Square Orange, St John’s Street – tapas and pizzas.  Walk in only. 

Lake District Wine, Packhorse Court – wine shop, tasting room, wine bar, tapas. 017687 75799


A short taxi ride or drive away : 


Lyzzick Hall, Underskiddaw.  Some of the best views in the area and excellent food. 017687 72277

The Cottage in the Wood, Magic Hill, Braithwaite (Whinlatter) – Michelin starred restaurant.  01684 588860

Mary Mount, Borrowdale.   Great menu and views across the lake.  017687 77223

Lodore Falls Hotel, Borrowdale.   Traditional restaurant and Pan-Asian restaurant ‘Mizu’.  017687 77285

The Old Stamp House, Church Street, Ambleside.   Michelin starred restaurant. 015394 32775

Pubs… all with outdoor seating, a good view and can be incorporated into a walk

Coledale Inn, Braithwaite. 017687 78272

Swinside Inn, Newlands Valley.  017687 78253

Horse and Farrier, Threlkeld.  017687 79688 

Café for lunch / afternoon tea (we recommend booking afternoon tea)…

The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden, Lingholm Estate, Portinscale (towards the foot of Catbells).  017687 71206

Bassenthwaite Lake Station, Bassenthwaite Lake. 017687 76599 


We recommend Davies Taxis who are located just around the corner on Eskin Street. 017687 72676

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