Who wants to cook on holiday? If you’re looking for a break from the kitchen, but don’t fancy going out then here are our best takeaways in Keswick:
Lakeland Spice Cuisine – www.lakelandspice.co.uk
Sultan of Keswick – sultan-of-keswick.business.site
Golden Hill – www.goldenhillskeswick.co.uk
Asaya – asaya-thai-restaurant.business.site
Star of Siam – starofsiamonline.co.uk
Woodstone Pizzas – woodstonekeswick.com
Casablanca – casabellakeswick.co.uk
We wrote a whole post about the 5 Best Pubs in Keswick and the Surrounding Area. However we then decided to ask our customers on our facebook page for their favourite beer soaked carpet pubs in the surrounding area and got a great response. So here is a list of pubs, not compiled by us, but our loyal customers who rigorously and regularly check all the best pubs in the county for us.
Dog and Gun
A firm favourite. The pies and goulash are a particular hit with our guests!
The Pheasant Inn
Regularly topping the best pub grub in Keswick polls, it’s selection of cask ales help make this a real winner.
The Royal Oak
Warm, cosy pub with big comfortable armchairs! Like most places in Keswick, it’s also dog friendly.
An award winning independent pub with a wide selection of real ales.
If you’re a fan of a good pub quiz then head down to the Packhorse. It usually runs a quiz every Wednesday, but call ahead and double check!
Horse and Farrier
Nestled at the foot of Blencathra the Horse and Farrier is great rural pub if you’re coming in along the A66 from Penrith.
A favourite with both ourselves and guests this pub feels like it’s in the heart of the Lakes. At the bottom of Cat Bells, nestled in the Newlands Valley, Swinside offers not just a great traditional pub atmosphere, but also a spectacular panormaic view of the surrounding fells.
White Horse Inn
If you want a rustic Cumberland pub; this is the place. Slightly off the beaten tourist track it’s a great place for a post Blencathra hike pint.
If you’ve just climbed Helvellyn then this’ll be the first pub you come to, making it the perfect place for a celebratory pint!
The UK is famed all over the world for our traditional country pubs. With the old wood beams, comfortable chairs (or bar stool) and a menu where you can guarantee some classic dishes (think fish and chips, burgers and pies).
We’re very lucky to have so many great pubs so close to us. In fact the Eden district (which we are just 1 mile from) was voted the UKs number 1 place to live, in part by the high ratio of pubs per person. That’s the kind of stat we like.
This list is just a quick one and covers a range of pubs, from the ones in Keswick to the surrounding area.
The Swinside Inn is probably one of our favourite pubs in the area. At the foot of Cat Bells and with panoramic views all around the Newlands Valley it’s the perfect country pub for lunch or tea (dinner for the southerners).
Dog and Gun
It might well be a Green King Pub, but it’s a good one. A firm favourite of our guests. Very dog friendly and delicious food, right int he middle of Keswick
The Wainwright is a cracking independent pub right in the middle of town. Boasting an mind boggling array of local ales it’s the perfect place to enjoy a post walk pint.
The Pheasant Inn
It would be very hard to beat the Pheasant Inn, Keswick for food. This cosy 17th Century pub is a short stroll from the centre of Keswick and a perfect place for an evening meal of Sunday lunch option. Get your booking in early to avoid dissapointment.
The Kings Head at the foot of Helvellyn and Dunmail Raise is the ideal place for a celebratory end of day pint. Just a couple of miles from Low Nest put your feet up in front of the roaring fire and enjoy the ambience of this old Inn, which was once a vital stop before and after travelling over Dunmail Raise.
The National Trust is synonymous with the Lake District. This might be in part due to it’s connection to Mrs Hellis (Beatrix Potter), who used her mass of wealth to purchase, preserve and then donate vast numbers of farms and acres of land to the National Trust. But there’s far more than just land and farms to be enjoyed in the Lakes.
This really is a short list of National trust properties int he Lake District. You can find more here.
There are plenty of waterfalls in the Lake District, we can see some from Low Nest. But none are like Aira Force. The National Trust have done a great job of creating a lovely little walk from the bottom car park, winding up one side of the beck through ancient woodlands and over traditional lakeland stone bridges to give a spectacular view of the falls from multiple locations.
While it can be bashed out in less than an hour; we’d recommend you to take your time and enjoy the woods and surrounding areas. There is a cafe, but also a picnic area by the main car park so you can enjoy an al alfresco lunch. This could be a great stop off if you are visiting Ullswater for the day.
Hill Top Farm
Explore Mr Macgregor’s garden and get a glimpse into Beatrix Potters life at the house that she called home for much of her life in the Lake District. You can see what made this place so special and how it inspired her to preserve other farms like it (such as nearby Yew Tree Farm, the set of the movie Mrs Potter). Outside you can explore her famous gardens and take a walk to Moss Eccles Tarn.
Wordsworth House and Gardens
“The loveliest spot that man hath ever found”.
Discover the place that bred and inspired one of Englands greatest poets and laureates. Far more than just a house you can explore the gardens that captivated a young William and gave him a life long passion for gardening. Whats more; situated in Cockermouth on the edge of the Lake District, this is the perfect place to escape the busier in the central lakes at peak season.
If you’re ever exploring between Ambleside and Coniston then we thoroughly recommend stopping off and having a lovely stroll round Tarn Hows. This man made tarn offers a gentle yet very picturesque 2 mile walk, which can take an hour or 2 depending on how often you stop to admire the stunning scenery.
Situated at the bottom of Windermere the ground of this old country residence boasts a lovely manicured old country garden with quaint boathouses, rowing boat hire and plenty of space to enjoy a picnic. As a kid Alasdair’s family would take their canoe and boat down here.