After a day of outdoor adventures in the Lake District, nothing feels quite as good as heading to a local pub, ordering some drinks and food, and sitting back to discuss your day with your mates or family.
Fortunately, Keswick has plenty of pubs to choose from – from the small and friendly, to the large and buzzing, there’ll be something to whet your appetite!
Read on for our guide to the top 10 pubs in Keswick.
With a well stocked bar and centrally located in Keswick, The Bank Tavern offers plenty of choice in both its food and its drinks. The pub is full of character and the perfect place to go if you’re looking for that traditional pub feel.
Runners up in the West Cumbria branch of the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Pub of The Year awards 2016, the Wainwright is a small but lovely pub at the end of the pedestrianised area of Keswick. Sit with your drinks and enjoy retro footage of some local walks showing on the TV.
If you’re in Keswick with your dogs, then you’ll want to head to the Dog and Gun. Although all these pubs are dog friendly, the Dog and Gun says it in the name and you’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The piece-de-resistance is their ‘world famous goulash’ – wash it down with one of the real ales from their large selection!
If you’re still pumped from your day’s outdoor adventures and are looking to keep the energy going, then try a live music night at The Pack Horse Inn. Even without the music, the atmosphere is great in this traditional-style pub with its open fire, large selection of beers, wines and Prosecco, and great food.
Offering something a little bit different in Keswick, Twisted Magnolia serves beers fresh from its own brewery alongside craft keg beers, Belgian beers, gins and wines. You can enjoy live music from local performers every Saturday evening from 9pm while you munch on one of their tasty home-made pizzas.
Feeling ravenous after a day out in the Lake District? Then head to The George to take on their ginormous Cow Pie! The half portion is usually more than enough for most, but try the full portion for a real feast! This is a lovely traditional pub serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at the oldest coaching inn in Keswick.
If you’re looking for somewhere a little bit quirky, then check out The Crafty Baa. Full of interesting knick-knacks, friendly staff, and a good range of craft beers, it’s everything you need for an atmospheric afternoon or evening.
Right in the centre of Keswick, The Lion is very proud of its delicious Sunday roasts. If you’re not there on a Sunday, though, never fear, they serve good food throughout the week, too! With traditional pub grub and a weekly quiz, it’s the perfect local!
Head to The Back Bar to catch the night’s game or to just enjoy some delicious fish ‘n’ chips. Part of the imposing Inn on the Square, the Back Bar is a comfy space for a game of pool or darts, a meal with the family, or a couple of drinks with friends. Perfect for a laid-back night out.
Part of the Keswick Brewing Co., The Fox Tap serves home-brewed beers in an excellent atmosphere. Their monthly Brewery Socials are a great excuse to enjoy a friendly drink and some street food, but any day of the month is ideal for a visit! You can also take a tour of the brewery and, if you sup on something you love, buy your own souvenir bottles from their shop!
When you’ve had an exciting day out on the water or in the fells on our outdoor adventures, you’ll be ready to kick back and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, local beers, and delicious food of the Keswick pubs.
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