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The Dog and Gun

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
+44 17687 73463
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“goulash” (935 reviews)
“garlic bread” (84 reviews)
“potatoes” (38 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A classic bar - in every sense. A must go venue in Keswick. Great friendly staff and excellent old style pub atmosphere ...

Thank Smilingcustomer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After visiting many times. We were disappointed with the meal we received in the dog & gun Goulash tasted poor and seemed to have been totally stewed / over cooked A real shame as we have visited for 30 years and love the place but...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one place you must visit in Keswick. Friendly staff and visitors. Dogs always welcome, and the food especially the goulash are excellent. The beer is good and varied as well

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always the most popular pub in Keswick. Can be very difficult to find a seat! Good selection of real ales and gins. The barman was well informed about the different gins. They have been serving their goulash for years. Very meaty, tasty and filling.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So after a crisp cold walk round the lakes I wanted a proper old English pub with a roaring fire and hearty food. And this place ticked all the boxes! We got there just before opening time and a queue began to form, which I...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Dog and Gun it’s a traditional English pub with lots of character and a lovely ambience. It is always very busy though and not easy to get a table. The goulash is their speciality and goes down a treat after a day walking,...More

Thank Kimbosabi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, service & atmosphere every time. Goulash, Loweswater Gold but also a bit of friendly dog fart.

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice friendly pub and staff were nice Dogs allowed which helps to make it feel like a friendly atmosphere Food was good although it came out very very quickly and whilst that isn't a bad thing it was obviously that it was unlikely to be...More

Thank G D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cozy pub. Tastefully decorated and nice atmosphere. We had the famous goulash served with garlic bread. Yum yum. Just what you need after a good days walking in the fells.

Thank bumblepudding1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very bustling busy tourist pub with a great vibe. Lots of dogs milling about, busy but friendly young staff. Good selection of ales. Renowned for its goulash but does a range of moderately priced food.

Thank Scepticalbastar... S
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Questions & Answers
21 November 2017|
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Response from ianharrison9988 | Reviewed this property |
Keswick has quite a bit of parking space although it is chargeable 24/7. Main car parks are both about 250 - 300 metres away to the North and South of the main Street. the pub does not have its own parking. the car park... More
10 July 2016|
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Response from WayneB23 | Reviewed this property |
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8 January 2016|
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Yes it's the cloud wifi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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