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Best pubs lake district keswick

Keswick is a great destination for those searching for the best pub food in the Lakes or to sample some of the finest Cumbrian ales.

In this post, we highlight the best pubs in Keswick you can visit after a day exploring the beautiful countryside the Lake District has to offer with your family or friends.

Find 5 of the best Keswick pubs below…

1. Bank Tavern

Bank Tavern - best pubs in keswick - lake district cumbria


Bank Tavern is a great dog-friendly pub in Keswick, a fine spot to grab a bite to eat after a long day exploring the local area. The restaurant offers a range of traditional pub food, perfect for couples and families looking for a relaxing time. The bar offers a variety of ales produced by Jennings, a local brewery founded over 200 years ago, ideal for thirsty walkers looking to sample some local beers.

Enjoy wining and dining here after one of these fantastic Keswick walks, sure to build up your appetite!

Food: From £4.00, see the menu
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Address: Cumberland Taverns, 47 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria. CA12 5DS
Contact: 017687 72663;

2. Pack Horse

Pack Horse - best pubs in keswick - lake district cumbria


With traditional beams and a cosy log fire, this is a perfect pub to head for after a rainy day exploring the things to do in the Lakes. Located just off Keswick’s Market Square, Pack Horse has a collection of draught ales for you to try whilst you tuck into one of their locally sourced dishes.

Food: From £3.75, see the menu
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Address: The Pack Horse Inn, Pack Horse Court, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5JB
Contact: 01768 771 148;

3. The Wainwright

The Wainwright is a charming pub in Keswick town centre, reopened in 2015 after extensive refurbishment. With the words “We don’t do fast food, we do good food as fast as we can” positioned proudly on their wall, you can expect to find a great range of locally sourced pub grub. The Wainwright has eight impressive real ales on tap so you’ll be able to taste a variety of beers from Cumbria.

Food: From £3.75, see the menu
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Address: The Wainwright, Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5BZ
Contact: 01768 744927;

4. Magnolia Belgian Beer Bar & Bistro

Magnolia bar bistro - best pubs in keswick - lake district cumbria


Located in the heart of Keswick, this bistro bar both specialises in great food and Belgium beers. The bar itself serves over 50 Belgium and world beers, with the Rochefort 10, a Trappist beer, being their strongest. This bistro has a charming atmosphere, perfect for families or couples looking to relax after a day of adventure.

Food: From £4.95, see the menu
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Address: Magnolia Belgian Beer Bar & Bistro, 33 Lake Rd, Keswick, CA12 5DR
Contact: 017687 44343;

5. Pheasant Inn

Pheasant Inn - best pubs in keswick - lake district cumbria


Located on the outskirts of Keswick, this pub is just a 10-minute walk from the town centre and is ideally placed for those returning from a walk along the Skiddaw range of hills and wish to have a drink or a bite to eat. The Pheasant Inn serves a range of real ales, alongside hearty, locally sourced pub food.

Food: From £4.00, see the menu
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Address: Pheasant Inn, Crosthwaite Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5PP
Contact: 01768 772219;

Indulge in a hearty meal at one of these fine Keswick restaurants, and turn your flying visit into a memorable holiday by booking one of many cottages in Keswick. Browse our Keswick Travel Guide for further inspiration on how to experience this wonderful Lake District town.

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