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Pubs in Keswick | 5 of the best Keswick Pubs

Posted on 24th December 2014 by CE Team

There are many old and new, traditional and modern pubs in Keswick that are perfect for relaxing in after a long days hiking in the great Lake District countryside.

So if you are staying at our Keswick cottages, here’s a quick look at 5 of the best Keswick pubs worth visiting!

White Horse Inn

Based in Scales, Threlkeld, the White Horse Inn is a charming pub boasting a number of ales on tap and great country food in the kitchen.

At the foot of Blencathra, this quintessential country pub is idea for hikers looking to put their feet up and recharge before the afternoons climb.

With an open fireplace and flagged floors, this traditional pub is well worthy of a place on this list – and well worth a visit!

Dog and Gun

With rave reviews with many Keswick visitors claiming it to be the best pub in the town, the Dog and Gun is an unpretentious and bustling tavern with traditional fittings.

A good selection of beers and ales on tap and renowned for its food portion sizes, this Keswick pub is idea for hikers and friends looking for an afternoon with a couple of pints.

With open fires and a warm, pet friendly atmosphere, the Dog and Gun is one of the top pubs in Keswick.

The Bank Tavern

The Bank Tavern in the heart of the town is a very traditional Keswick pub which is warm and welcoming throughout winter and energetic during the busy summer months with a popular beer garden.

This pub is one of Keswick’s oldest hostelries and also serves up hearty food to complement its great range of cask ales and fine wine.

Swinside Inn

Swinside Inn resides in a peaceful and picturesque valley setting and bears all the hallmarks of a great country pub offering great views of the Newlands Valley.

Especially popular in the summer with outside seating a good views, this traditional Lakeland Inn with rooms for staying guests is worth popping into if you’re walking by on a trip to Lake Derwentwater.

Packhorse Inn

A mix of old and new combine at the Packhorse Inn, making it one of the more popular pubs in Keswick. This traditionally styled pub offers up a great gastro-styled menu with modern dishes complemented with traditional platters.

Hosting a number of events and quiz nights, the Packhorse Inn is sleepy and peaceful inside with a good range of cask conditional ales and an eclectic array of wines.

Fancy visiting one of these pubs in Keswick? A number of our holiday cottages are based in the heart of this historic market town and are just a short walk away from a great selection of restaurants, shops, tourist landmarks and of course Keswick pubs.