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The Dog and Gun

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$$ - $$$
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2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
+44 17687 73463
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food quality here has taken a big downturn, now it's pre-cooked for speed and substandard whilst being charged for at top prices,there were 3 tables beside me all with similar complaints

Thank s.w. h
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would not have expected to find goulash in UK and was drawn by a sign outside the pub that says "made with the same 50 years homemade recipe". With such a cold frosty winter night, I decided to try out the goulash with my family. The service was friendly. The place was packed with patrons but not rowdy. It... More 

Thank joltt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I last reviewed the DOg when it had been renovated a couple of years again . It takes a bit of time to get used to changes . However we have drunk here 4 times this week and it has regained its crown as the best pub in Keswick . Why ? Because it is really dog friendly - always... More 

Thank maxandkai1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Never actually ate in here,but the food did look nice and the staff were really nice and the ale was great

Thank Paal2403
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub, dog friendly! Helpful staff, great food, loved the nachos! Very friendly and welcoming! Great location in Keswick centre! Be sure to get a doggy bag for your pups only £1 from the bar... ours loved them , will definitely be returning in the future!

Thank Abi M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Returned visit and food great choices, friendly atmosphere. Great location. Would definitely recommend it after a long walk just what you need. Portion sizes good very good.

Thank Lisa E
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent choice of beer and friendly staff. Very dog friendly as the name suggests. Only thing that lets it down is when it's busy there is nowhere to stand that's not in the way!

Thank virtualvid
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It would be wrong to go to Keswick and not have a Goulash in the Dog and Gun. This time, washed down with a lovely pint of Keswick Brewing Co. Thirst Quencher pale ale :o) They have a good range of beers & it’s really cosy and comfortable inside. Staff are always welcoming & friendly. Their famous goulash comes with... More 

Thank RobLong214
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous beer and service. Very busy but food arrived without too long a wait. Food good and hearty and open fire was lovely. Nothing exceptional but it doesn't pretend it will be! I was pleased with whole experience

Thank sputcarey
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few days in the Lake District area. Called in to this pub. Traditional interior, friendly staff, log fire etc, the typical ambience that is going out of fashion in these modern times! Good choice of meals, ordered and served within 15 mins. Followed with dessert. Enjoyable visit and would return again if in the area. However, as this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Hungarian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?