Close Icon
Pub Dog

Are you looking for a pub in Keswick you can take your pet along to? Our guide to 7 dog-friendly pubs in Keswick is sure to offer the perfect watering hole for you and your trusty companion.

The characterful town of Keswick comes surrounded by the picturesque fells and stunning waters of the Lake District. Discover a number of dog-friendly Keswick pubs to re-energise yourself after an action-packed day in the Lakes.

Don’t leave your canine companion out; here is our guide to 7 dog-friendly pubs in Keswick…


1. Dog & Gun

Dog and Gun Pub

The charming and traditional Dog & Gun pub prides itself on being the first dog-friendly pub in Keswick. Bring your pooch along to enjoy the combination of rustic and tastefully modern features right in the heart of Keswick.

At the Dog & Gun, dogs are not just welcome, they are actively encouraged to pop along. Wash your hearty meal down with a crisp pint while your four-legged friend enjoys a bowl of water and a tasty treat bag. This is without doubt one of the most welcoming dog-friendly Keswick pubs.

Address: 2 Lake Rd, Keswick, CA12 5BT

Contact: 017687 73463; www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/cumbria/dog-gun/


2. Royal Oak at Keswick

Beer Pint

This pet-friendly Keswick pub dates back to the 18th century and still retains much of its rustic charm today. Pictures of animals adorn the walls of this popular Keswick pub, which offers a high-quality, extensive menu.

Your trusty companion can stretch out in front of the roaring fire after exploring one of the many Lake District walks. With the Dog & Gun just a stone’s throw away, Keswick is the perfect place to find dog-friendly pubs.

Address: Main St, Keswick, CA12 5HZ

Contact: 017687 73135; www.royaloakkeswick.co.uk


3. The Wainwright

The Wainwright Keswick

Head to The Wainwright with your four-legged friend for cask ales and classic British pub food in a relaxed atmosphere. This award-nominated dog-friendly Keswick pub proudly offers home-cooked food made with the finest local produce.

The traditional exposed beams and charming wooden floors help to bring a rustic feel to this wonderful Keswick food pub. The Wainwright has been nominated for awards for both CAMRA and The Great Outdoor Awards, making it a must-visit during your Keswick holiday.

Address: Lake Rd, Keswick, CA12 5BZ

Contact: 017687 44927; www.thewainwright.pub


4. The Square Orange Café

Gin Glasses

Affectionately known as “The Squorange” among the regulars, this is certainly one of the quirkiest bars in Keswick. This continental-style café/bar boasts an atmosphere like no other Keswick pub, with an extensive drinks menu coming from all over the globe.

Bring your dog along to enjoy some live music while tucking into a stone-baked pizza, or perhaps even some tapas. The Square Orange represents a dog-friendly Lake District pub with a difference.

Address: 20 St John’s St, Keswick, CA12 5AS

Contact: 017687 73888; www.thesquareorange.co.uk


5. Pack Horse Inn

Pub Glasses

The Pack Horse Inn adopts a charming traditional style, combined with a number of wonderful modern twists. Sample some of the finest seasonal produce from the area, in a friendly environment where parties of all kinds are welcome.

Also make the most of the lively activities that take place, from the popular weekly pub quiz to excellent live music. This is undoubtedly one of the best dog-friendly pubs in Keswick, as well as boasting wheelchair-friendly facilities.

Address: Pack Horse Ct, Keswick, CA12 5JB

Contact: 017687 71148; www.packhorsekeswick.co.uk


6. The Kings Arms Hotel

Kings Arms Hotel Keswick

The King’s Arms Hotel in Keswick’s centre dates back to the 17th century, once being a popular local coaching inn. Nowadays, it is a tasteful pub exuding class and very much welcoming your four-legged companions.

The King’s Arms Hotel is the perfect retreat after exploring the many Lake District dog-friendly activities. Bring your pooch into the bar and lounge while you recharge your batteries and enjoy some lively entertainment.

Address: Main St, Keswick, CA12 5BL

Contact: 0800 840 1241; www.lakedistricthotels.net/kingsarms


7. 18|20 Cellar Bar

Beer Glasses

Treat yourself to a drink and a bite to eat in one of the most stylish dog-friendly pubs in Keswick. The refreshing decor and excellent choice of drinks make this an ideal spot to put your feet up after a day exploring the plentiful local wonders.

Even treat yourselves to an exquisite meal to recharge those batteries, while your canine companion relaxes in front of the roaring fire. A glorious beer garden offers the perfect place to let your hair down on a sweltering summer’s day.

Address: 18-20 Lake Rd, Keswick, CA12 5BX

Contact: 017687 73331; www.lakedistrictinns.co.uk/18-20-cellar-bar


Did you know?

Pets go free banner


Book a Keswick cottage to use as your homely base for a holiday of excitement and adventure. Our Lake District Travel Guide provides a wealth of inspiration on things to do, the best walks and more.


Image credits: Gil Darwen(CC BY-SA 4.0); summonedbyfells(CC BY 2.0); Mike Smith(CC BY-SA 2.0); Martin Garrido(CC BY 2.0); Maria Eklind – (CC BY-SA 2.0); Thomas sauzedde(CC BY 2.0)

Get involved in the Discussion

Sign up to receive discounts, exclusive offers, travel tips and guides.