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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%
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“burger” (62 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 3 days ago

This is the first time that we visited this pub since the refurbishment and it didn't disappoint. An extensive choice of well kept beers and pleasant decor on Wainwright theme.

Thank Bongo60
Reviewed 4 days ago

Party of 8 called in middle of the afternoon on a Monday, and we were told by the young lad behind the bar that the kitchen could only deal with a maximum of six orders at once, so basically, our custom was refused. Ridiculous, the...More

3  Thank dave j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited 10 mins to get a drink as queue slowly went down. Just as it was my turn a couple of regulars that knew the staff walked in and stood next to me. They were immediately served despite it been obvious i was there first....More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time (March) we had a meal, very good pub grub and good service although packed. This time much more space and only had time for quick drink. A nice traditional cosy pub. We will return.

Thank Fred_and_O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came back here after a good experience last year. I think our meal choice was broadly similar and just as good. Burger with extras and home made vegeburger. A generous portion with chunky onion rings. Appreciate that dogs are most welcome to.

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in and and Sunday lunch. Beef was lovely, they where acomadating to fussy eaters needs. Son said the homemade burger was yummy. Average price. Good atmosphere. Would definitely call in for food again

Thank welovefuerteventura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and mushy peas were cooked well. The batter crispy. It was also not a noisy pub thereby allowing diners to have conversations without being drowned out by either music ,tv or other diners. Not too pricey for the gayer on offer,

Thank Sustainer15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in here 5 nights in a row. Simply the best place for real ales in Keswick. 8 excellent ales available. Staff are friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. A quiet, relaxed pub, decent low level back ground music on. Weekend’s can be busy which is a...More

Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Keswick often and this pub is perfect location but things have declined here as follows : No WiFi last three months even though advertised there is ! Poor menu choice with lots of things off the menu Music loud and brash which can...More

Thank Davam123
John O, Owner at The Wainwright, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Davam123 Thanks for your loyal custom and apologies that your recent visit was significantly poorer than your previous experiences. To address your comments head on, firstly, the Wifi. We recently experienced a significant drop in performance of our wireless card payment machine. It would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pub lunch. Fish and chips were delicious. Onion rings are also delicious. You have to go to the bar to order. Delivered to your table. Beer was tasty too.

Thank N C
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brian r
31 March 2018|
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Response from jwefc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, good food, but never had Sunday lunch there. Try The George round the corner - fabulous!!
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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