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The Square Orange Cafe Bar

20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
+44 17687 73888
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (276 reviews)
“pizza” (356 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (11 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
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1 - 10 of 878 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was on a list of recommend places to visit whilst in Keswick and both myself and my husband fell in love with the place. A quirky place with great atmosphere friendly staff and fabulous food . The homemade soup was amazing and so was the...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place has quite a following with locals and visitors. I was sat at one of the school desks on wheels which was just great. Very characterful and pleasant with a nice menu and pleasant staff. When I return to Keswick I will definitely...More

Thank Cheshire_wit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to eat. Friendly staff .Small so pick your time as no reservations taken. So good we visited twice.

1  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tuesday night: Banging tapas, great beer, excellent staff & service, lovely environment! Well done guys! Wednesday night: Tried somewhere else, no comparison! Walked directly past on the way back to the B&B and saw they had live music! The musicians were playing Fleetwood Mac (my...More

1  Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for lunch with kids whilst on holiday in Keswick. Nice pizza had by the kids, panini and cakes also along with a few drinks. Nice laid back vibe with board games and magazines if you want to just go and kick back...More

Thank Kraufdinner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for an afternoon coffee, but we had a poor experience that evening. We were told to have a drink at the bar and wait for a table to become free, or share a table. Could do neither. After about half an hour a...More

Thank Ian Ian H
squareorange, Owner at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ian, I'm really sorry that you had a negative experience with us. Unfortunately the sheer size of our establishment can cause problems with table management. As you are aware there is very limited space to wait and because we do not take bookings it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to eat and enjoy the famed atmosphere and listen to live music. Had to leave as felt so uncomfortable as singer battled with the noise of the other clientele. Clearly the staff didn't seem to care that their guest musician was struggling against the...More

Thank eli137
squareorange, Owner at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi There, I would just like to ask that you do not come in to our establishment again. In no way is it ever acceptable to criticise our staff for not flock managing our customers and in no way is it acceptable to shout at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A massive thanks to these guys, as we called in this morning in the hope for a take away brew and they went that extra mile, yet they weren't open. The perfect Latte and even a biscuit with it. Lovely staff and very friendly. Thanks...More

2  Thank Cassie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for a quick beer and snack. Staff were great and beer good. Nice cosy wee place with a good atmosphere.

1  Thank W4494TItomf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We kept coming back to this place while we were on holiday. A great pub and restaurant . The food was lovely and the staff are friendly . Thank you

1  Thank Beckyhayes
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Questions & Answers
27 October 2017|
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Response from squareorange | Property representative |
Hi Kath, If you have posted the above regarding my responses to some customer reviews then I feel it is important to respond to you too. My intention is never to be deliberately rude but at the same time I think it is vital... More
6 August 2017|
Response from Ridley66 | Reviewed this property |
Until they run out as everything was prepared fresh
8 January 2017|
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Response from squareorange | Property representative |
Hi There, We absolutely do take well behaved dogs so bring them along. Unfortunately we do not take bookings due to our size but if you can come in early or don't mind waiting for a little while, it does not normally take... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73888
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Please note that we do not take bookings.
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