The lake district is known for its beautiful, olde English ale pubs. What better way to finish off a long day out fell-walking, cycling or climbing than to venture for a nice relaxing tipple by the fire and some great food, all enjoyed with friendly locals? Here are some details of just a few pubs in and around Keswick that you may like to frequent during your visit:
The Dog and Gun
If you’re looking for a well established pub with a lively and friendly atmosphere (and who isn’t?), then you must poke your head in at the Dog and Gun. As the name suggests, dogs are more than welcome, and even receive a few tasty treats on the house. Always stocking a great range of ales, the Dog and Gun is also famous for its food, with the goulash being extremely popular.
The Pack Horse Inn
Just across from the Dog and Gun is the Pack Horse Inn. Decked out in a similarly traditional style, and with great food and beer in abundance, the Pack Horse is another extremely popular pub. Look out for some great live music, and don’t forget to pop in for the quiz.
The Bank Tavern
Just up the road is the cosy Bank Tavern. With plenty of ales on tap – mostly local brews as with virtually all traditional lakeland pubs – the Bank Tavern is another excellent place to relax and put your feet up. With its cheerful atmosphere and top notch food to boot, this concludes a list of perhaps the three best watering holes in Keswick.