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 Pocket and the Square Orange 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)

Traditional Lakeland Pubs…

Pack Horse Inn, Pack Horse Court.  017687 71148

Royal Oak, Main Street.  017687 73135

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


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

Fellpack, Lake Road – varied, modern menu.  017687 74999

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

Casa Bella, Station Street – Italian.  017687 75575

Asaya Thai Restaurant, Station Street. 017687 75111

Barua, Lake Road – Indian street food.  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.

Bar Es, New Street (back of Pack Horse Court) – Mexican and Spanish tapas. 017687 75222

Lake District Wine, Pack Horse Court – wine shop and tasting room, 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 plus Pan-Asian restaurant ‘Mizu’.  017687 77285

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


Pubs… all with outdoor seating and a good view….(all of which can be incorporated into a walk)


Coledale Inn, Braithwaite. 017687 78272

Swinside Inn, Newlands Valley.  017687 78253

Horse and Farrier, Threlkeld.  017687 79688 



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