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The Wainwright

$$ - $$$, British,
Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5BZ, England
+44 17687 44927
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“game pie” (36 reviews)
“burgers” (26 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5BZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather meant this wasn’t a night for going far. So popped over the street from the B&B. It had been recommended by friends and we weren’t disappointed! Pint of Wainwrights followed by a guest pint of Plan B, both spot on. KT had the...More

Thank Stuart E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food warm company well worth a visit with pet friendly food very good and staff very friendly reasonable price

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember going in here about three years ago and it was a dump but somewhere along the lines it's had new owners and a makeover. It now has a great range of beers and the place is buzzing.

Thank JamesHartleyBennett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent pub with a fine choice of real ales and good hearty cuisine. We visited for Sunday lunch which arrived promptly and was of good quality and quantity. The pub has a nice atmosphere but does get busy, so make sure you either book a...More

Thank Redcliffe1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to go here by the campsite wardens and we weren't disappointed. The beer and wine hit the spot, but the game pie was just delicious. I judge a place on whether I would or could cook the meal I am presented with....More

Thank rosieglo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in after dinner for a couple of beers. Went with the barman's recommendation. Good service. Reasonable price, nice friendly modern feel to the pub and dog friendly (don't have a dog, but nice to see dogs in pubs!)

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried all the pubs with 8 beers on. This was the best. Manager was the friendliest of all the staff at all the pubs. He even promised me free drinks if we didn’t like the food. One of the bar staff at the other...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

fantastic pub with a very good selection real ales food is some of the best in Keswick game pie was fantastic

Thank paulrwhit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great real ale. Lovely rib eye steak with Stilton sauce. Very fairly priced. Ultra dog friendly. Attentive staff. Perfect for a mid afternoon post strole pit stop.

Thank Chris2pher1972
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Have drank in here a few times as my partner loves the beer. Ate here for the first time at weekend as can be quite hard to get a table as always busy and they don’t take bookings. We both had burgers, I must say...More

Thank Karennics
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 44927
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The Wainwright is a dog friendly free house in Keswick town centre, on Lake Road opposite George Fisher. Voted runner up as CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016 we serve up to 8 real ales from Cumbrian brewers. We serve great food, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Perfect for the walker/climber/runner and casual tourist alike we have 3 TVs showing fellwalking and other Lakeland activities.
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