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The Dog and Gun

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2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
+44 17687 73463
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just order the goulash a pint and sit down and relax... great pub, great food, great beer and busy busy atmosphere...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Keswick you must visit the dog and gun and sample the goulash. All the food is very good but the goulash is excellent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

7 of us had lunch and the goulash was delicious the regular size is big enough for one . Shame we could not get in later for new years eve

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really busy pub. Definitely a dog person pub but then that is obvious from the title!!! There is never a table free when you walk in so don't be surprised to see people crammed at the bar and nowhere to sit but perseverance will pay off, buy a drink and keep an eye out for people gathering coats/bags, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't fault this pub! We stopped off here after our walk up skiddaw we had 3 dogs with us who were made very welcome. The steak and ale pie was great, a proper pie, none of this in a dish with puff pastry top that I can't abide! The service was excellent and good selection of drinks too. My partner... More 

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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always visit the dog and gun when in Keswick 3 - 4 times a year. Love to come in for a few drinks and some lunch/dinner after an active day out. It's a busy small pub so don't expect a quiet comfortable meal out - its always packed and you will have to wait for a table. Stay vigilant and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Living in the desert for years I get back to England in winter so rarely. We had a lovely brisk walk on Xmas eve then a mulled wine. It was warm and cosy and you could imagine yourself going back 150 years to a Dickensian novel minus the wifi. Cracking place, worth going back

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Thank Carl D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to the D&G for about 15 years now and although the management has changed a lot over the years, it's always remained a great and welcoming place to drink and eat. Impressed by their menu - recommend the goulash! The pub has always remained our go-to place whenever we're in Keswick so there can't be much wrong... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been let down by a restaurant we had booked in Keswick - so stumbled upon the Dog and Gun - they were able to accommodate us. The food was great - good value and great service. I had steak which was a very generous portion and very tasty.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just been for lunch, and despite being packed, the service was quick and the food was very well made. Friendly helpful staff too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Hungarian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?