Keswick is one of the country's most dog-friendly towns and you'll find a selection of fantastic pubs welcoming dogs and muddy boots too! We've rounded up our Top 10 pet-friendly pubs in Keswick featuring everything you could want from a traditional Lake District pub: open fires, live entertainment, good local beers and ales, hearty Cumbrian food and a warm atmosphere! Check out all our pet-friendly holiday cottages in Keswick here.
1) Dog and Gun
This traditional, popular pub has a special menu just for dogs which includes a range of doggy treats and chews at reasonable prices (biscuits 5p) plus free drinks (non-alcoholic). Owners can enjoy the local Lakeland ales and delicious homemade grub - the Goulash is highly recommended. The portions are huge so you're four-legged friends might be spared a few tasty bites!
2) Pack Horse Inn
Located just off the market square in the centre of Keswick, the Packhorse Inn is an old-fashioned, friendly and busy pub! There are old wooden beams and stone floors and the dining areas are on three terraces leading up the stairs. The menu caters for everyone whether you're after fine dining or a simple burger.
3) The White Horse Inn
This family run Lakeland pub is set on the A66, just outside of Keswick, and enjoys stunning Lakeland views. You'll find open fires, delicious pub food, local ales and a fantastic atmosphere. The pub is at the foot of Blencathra and is the perfect place to relax after a walk on the fells. The Coast to Coast route travels past the front door of the Inn too!
4) The George Hotel
The George Hotel is Keswick's oldest coaching inn which has carefully been restored to its former glory. The vibe is cosy and homey and the food is fantastic - try the Cow Pie!
5) The Pheasant Inn
This pub has a fairly small menu but every dish is tasty and reasonably priced. You'll get large servings and fantastic service here from the local staff. Dogs are welcome in the bar area.
6) The Lake Road Inn
This dog-friendly pub is near to Derwentwater Lake and a great place to stop off after a day out exploring Keswick. The Steak and Ale Pie is great and the choice of local ales is superb. The pub has a lovely open fire perfect for relaxing by in the evening!
7) The Royal Oak
Right in the centre of town, The Royal Oak is a very dog-friendly hotel and restaurant! Always busy with a friendly ambience.
8) The Square Orange
Located across the road from Sally's Cottages office, The Square Orange has fantastic tapas, good coffee, stonebaked pizzas and Prosecco Fridays!
9) Horse & Farrier
Just 4 miles east of Keswick in the pretty village of Threlkeld, you'll find The Horse & Farrier. The pub has been here for over 300 years and is set beneath Blencathra, overlooking the Helvellyn range. This is the perfect Inn to enjoy a peaceful pint and some Cumbrian food.
10) Bank Tavern
Enjoy wholesome homemade food with Lakeland ingredients and a good selection of wines at this central Keswick pub. It's always busy with a friendly atmosphere.
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