Keswick and its locality are rapidly gaining a reputation as a foodie destination.
With an abundance of high quality local producers and eateries, it’s little wonder that more and more visitors are coming to the North Lakes to eat – and of course for the fabulous scenery and host of activities we have to offer!
In Keswick Itself:
The Lakes Bar & Bistro
The Lakes Bar & Bistro has an intimate, yet relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff and an extensive menu. Their pizzas are very popular and the Black Pudding and Poached Egg starter has our personal recommendation.
Lakes Bar & Bistro, 25 Station Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5HH.
Telephone 017687 74080
The Dog & Gun
A cosy place, you’ll need to be there early to get a table, or be prepared to stand at the bar to wait for one – but it’s well worth it just for the Goulash! With hearty portions it’s perfect after a full days walking in the Lakes. A welcoming pub, visitors often comment that they’re made to feel like locals as soon as you arrive. It’s dog friendly too and has a weekly pub quiz.
Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5BT.
Telephone 01768 773463
The George Inn
Traditional pub favourites with a modern twist, all deliciously cooked, are served in either the bar area or the non-smoking restaurant. The infamous Cow Pie and mash is not to be missed but be warned, you’ll need to come hungry, as the portions are massive.
The George Hotel, St Johns Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5AZ.
Telephone 017687 72076
Treeby & Bolton Café & Art Gallery
Treeby & Bolton Café is a modern and bright venue situated on the ground floor of the gallery. The café is a good place to recharge or stop for lunch while shopping in Keswick. You can browse the art gallery with its contemporary art, bronzes, china and glass before settling for a light bite or cake and a really good cup of coffee. They have rave reviews about their meat platter, made for sharing.
Treeby & Bolton, 12 Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5BX.
Telephone 017687 72443
The Pheasant Inn
Originally a Lakeland staging post and coaching inn, The Pheasant is a gastro pub with a growing reputation amongst foodies both for fine dining in the restaurant and for its brasserie dishes. The Pheasant is about 4 miles from Hermiston Guesthouse and is full of local character close to Bassenthwaite Lake.
The Pheasant Inn, Crosthwaite Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5PP.
Telephone 017687 72219
Bistro at the Distillery
Set in a former Victorian cattle parlour, the Bistro's a popular foodie haunt with a menu that changes with the seasons to make the most of Cumbria’s fresh local produce – and of course their very own whiskies and spirits! Full of the flavours of the Lake District, the Bistro provides a comfortable and modern setting for a relaxed meal. And why not tour the distillery first?
Bistro at the Distillery, Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9SJ.
Tel: 01768 788852
Baldry’s Tea Rooms
A pretty little tea rooms in the lovely village of Grassmere and renowned particularly for their luscious lemon meringue pie, Baldry’s has such a name for itself that people from all over the country regularly return. All home-made, including the bread, they offer a great choice of bread, chocolate brownies, plain scones and sponge cakes are that gluten free too. Baldry’s is about 17.5 miles from Hermiston Guesthouse but the scenic drive along the shores of Thirlmere on the A5791 and the lovely Grassmere Village itself, famed for their Gingerbread, is worth the effort.
Baldry's Cottage, Red Lion Square, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SP.
Telephone 07760 773 671 or 015394 35301