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The Royal Oak at Keswick - Pub in Cumbria

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Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5HZ, Cumbria
England, United Kingdom

Chris Lloyd
+44 (0)1768 773135(landline)

Read the papers, bag the fire, tuck into a hearty pie and a pint of Thwaites... Wonderful. Dogs are very welcome, too

Step off a pedestrianised high street, into a cosily traditional haunt. This much-loved inn beside Keswick's old Moot Hall, with its old dark quarry tiles, long narrow bar, swish wallpapers and comfy seating attracts a diverse crowd: walkers, holiday makers, families, suits. Now it's pulling in diners too, with accessible menus and local supplies. Children can choose smaller portions of the hearty mains such as sausage and mash with cider apple chutney. Arrive early and pick a seat by a fire, then order homemade fish pie with parsley mash and mop up bread (winter doesn't get cosier than this). Leave room for pear and apple crumble. Most of Thwaites' cask ales are available, and well-kept. The wines are good, the landlord is interested, the staff are obliging, and there's always a water bowl for a walker's dog.

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Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5HZ, Cumbria


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