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The Kings Arms Hotel

27 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5BL England
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#16 of 23 hotels in Keswick
AA 3 star Hotel right in the centre of Keswick, the Lake District. A warm and friendly smile awaits you from our well trained staff, whose aim is to make your stay one of many. The air-conditioned, restaurant serves appetising home-cooked dishes such as slow-cooked local lamb joints and the almost-famous spare ribs, beef & Jennings ale pie, delicious hand-cut, home-cooked chips plus mouth-watering hot and cold desserts. After a hearty meal, why not relax in front of the open fire with a drink in the cosy oak-beamed bar and watch the world go by outside on the streets of Keswick. With over 40 whisky's and some of the best local ales on tap the choice is yours. Or in the summer months take a seat in the charming courtyard, which is the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and a refreshing drink al fresco. There are 13 recently refurbished bedrooms all with their own shower rooms.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Indiazbell wrote a review 16 Jan
202 contributions66 helpful votes
Stayed in keswick for long weekend. Me and my partner both ate here twice for lunch. On our first visit I had a lovely ham sandwich with salad and crips. My partner had a jacket potato which he enjoyed. The second time we ate here I had the roast beef Sunday lunch which was lovely. The beef was nice and soft. My partner had the Cumberland sausage which he liked. I would recommend eating here. The staff were helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jayne wrote a review 7 Jan
45 contributions5 helpful votes
We have just had 1 week in Keswick. We’ve been in the kings arms around 3 times. It stil have Christmas decs on the outside, it looks lovely!! One visit we came and they were a chef down there was a 30 mins wait before we could order , but it was so worth the wait! Food was superb! Lovely atmosphere pub and then cosy when you get sat by the fire! Definitely worth a visit!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SusanSmith2607 wrote a review 3 Jan
Beccles, United Kingdom10 contributions8 helpful votes
Where to start …All the staff were amazing nothing was to much trouble .Manager JP was exceptional Christmas Day he did not stop he was barman waiter host so many hats he wore that day to make sure everyone had a wonderful Christmas day and we did. What ever you asked him he did his best to make sure you had it I know he hasn’t been there that long and it was his first Christmas we would certainly go back and have told many people what a wonderful place this was the pub was decorated like a winter wonderland it made you feel so Christmassy everyone was so friendly and chatted it made such a difference . The food was superb the chef was amazing everything from breakfast lunch and dinner was cooked to perfection . The bedrooms were lovely and clean the linen was lovely we had a room where you could take a dog in but we could not find a dog here anyway it was spotless when we arrived we had a lovely bottle of Prosecco we had a tin of lovely shortbread the dog had his own Selection box left in the room there was a lovely dog bed and bowls. I would not hesitate in recommending the Kings Arms at any time of year but Christmas is very special and we hope to go back I would like to once again thank all the staff for everything they did to make her stay so special and JP keep doing what you’re doing you’re brilliant best wishes Sue and Richard Smith
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: Told room 2 is best room
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Response from JP Aldworth, General Manager at The Kings Arms Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Hi there. I wanted to reply but have been off with the dreaded Covid. Thank you so much for the kind words about the Kings Arms. I passed these words onto my team and I can say that we were all extremely greatful for what you said. My 1 main goal is to make people feel that they were visiting a special place where they can feel absolutly at home. Looking forward to you visiting again! Take care JP
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MrsT wrote a review 3 Jan
County Durham, United Kingdom84 contributions28 helpful votes
Ate in the restaurant of this lovely pub last night. Despite being severely short staffed due to unexpected absences (down to one instead of three) the waitress was friendly and surprisingly cheerful. She was also extremely efficient and made sure tables were cleaned property before seating customers. Our food took slightly longer to arrive than usual which we were not concerned about given the circumstances, and it was all absolutely delicious. The pork belly was cooked beautifully which some fine dining restaurants can’t manage, and the beef on the Sunday roast was perfect. We couldn’t manage dessert but had another round of drinks, all served with a smile. I wish I’d asked the name of the waitress, she worked so hard but kept smiling. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from JP Aldworth, General Manager at The Kings Arms Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Hello. I am sorry I was not there when you visited. We have sadly had a few of us off. However I am so glad that you did enjoy your visit and we hope to see you again. Kind regards JP
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Footloose_tourist wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom417 contributions43 helpful votes
We planned for a Christmas away from the hoi polloi of London and our choice was Lake Distinct. Windermere has always been a crowded destination. Considering Keswick is preferable due to its pristine location, proximity to northern lakes and walking trails. Now, Kings Arms looked to us one of the best boutique hotel experience in the country. Their proactive service, quality of food and courteous attitude have won our hearts. We booked their special Christmas package from 24th Dec and 27th Dec and we tasted best of English food there. Local variety like pheasant or venison was really excellent. We met a lot of people and shared a very cordial moments. We recommend Kings Arms for any vacation in the Lake District.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book this hotel in advance. It is two storey building with steep stairs.Please talk to the staffs...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kings Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Derwentwater (0.4 km), Walla Crag (0.3 km), and Alhambra Cinema (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Round, Panino Italiano, and Fellpack.
Is The Kings Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Keswick.
Are pets allowed at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Kings Arms Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (2.5 km), Mirehouse & Gardens (5.7 km), and Watendlath (7.1 km).