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Golden Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
+44 17687 72347
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (35 reviews)
“homemade chips” (13 reviews)
“mash” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

6 real ales available. Light & airy compared to the nearby Back Bar. Does food too. Live music on Thurs. 3 rooms available as accommodation on top floor £65 - £75 per night.

Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed 2 days ago

Iv'e ben here a few times over the past few weeks, the staff are a very friendly helpful bunch. The food is excellent and have a wide selection of beers. As for fight night i was there and not 1 punch was thrown, just a...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tuesday night must be fight night. First some customers (or should it be yobs) argued that the bar had run out of draught beer then one of them decided to "kick off" and wanted to fight another customer. Staff completely lost control of the situation...More

Thank TerenceAllan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best nachos in town great service and friendly staff. I ordered the large chilli Nacho's and couldn't finish it! All home made as well definitely will return.

Thank fatmark42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off when the place was super busy, however the staff were still friendly and attentive despite being rushed off their feet. The food was great and promptly served- I had a burger and ‘proper’ chips (think chip shop chips, but higher quality), and my...More

Thank lucyhill121289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for a quick bite to eat and a drink after a long day hiking, we are lucky to eat out regularly, and have owned pubs and restaurants ourselves over many years, so have heard every excuse in the book for bad or shoddy...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely pub friendly staff who even remembered us from the night before quick service and live music for an added bonus outside seating as well

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just been back to The Golden Lion which has now become a must visit on our too-rare trips to Keswick. I just love what this pub is doing, it manages to blend the feel of a "proper pub" with modern twists. The beer is high...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night and the service and food were amazing! Great location bang in the heart of Keswick! The breakfast was fabulous and we were offered both continental and full English, we all opted for the latter and were not disappointed perfect start...More

Thank robseapr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a lunch and this pub boasted 'stone baked pizza' and that they 'made their own dough from scratch', so I was very tempted. What we received under the title 'Meat Feast' (having asked for thin crust, and the bar lady assuring me that...More

1  Thank Dinoslava
Simone F, Owner at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So first of all, thanks for your feedback such as it is. I am sorry the table was sticky, we do our best to clean every table but sometimes on a busy bank holiday the odd one will get missed, its not good enough and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72347
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