Keswick cafes - alfresco in warm weather on the Lake Road

Keswick cafes - alfresco in warm weather on the Lake Road

Sample the famous Cumbria Ploughman's Sausage Roll at Laura in the Lakes on Keswick Main Street

Sample the famous Cumbria Ploughman's Sausage Roll at Laura in the Lakes on Keswick Main Street

Keswick is a Fairtrade town placing much emphasis on local and Fairtrade produce, food and drink. You'll find some outstanding wholefood and Fairtrade restaurants, cafes and pubs here. Vegetarian cafes are numerous and delectable independent coffee houses cluster around the pedestrianised Moot Hall serving the finest range of coffees and teas, with alfresco seating on warmer days.

Alfresco Cafes around The Moot Hall in Keswick centre

Alfresco Cafes around The Moot Hall in Keswick centre

Places to Eat and Drink in Keswick

Keswick is famed in the Lake District for boasting one of best mixes of dining experiences, and the choice is immense. Enjoy hearty traditional English food and fine local Cumbrian ales at great central old inns like the The Kings Arms on Main Street. Prefer world cuisine? Take your pick of Keswick's choice of Italian restaurants and pizza houses (don't miss Casa Bella's Galateria with takeaway services too! It's the best home-made Italian ice cream! New additions in recent times have included the Star of Siam Thai restaurant. Keswick has an eclectic mix of restaurants including Steakhouse Grills, AA Rosette Hotel restaurants, bar bistros and some unique cafes including welcoming Magnolia Cafe Bar on the Lake Road and the town's oldest coffee shop, the licensed Wild Strawberry serving up coffees and fine teas from Farrer's of Kendal.

Keswick Main Street and the cobbled pedestrianised area around The Moot Hall is brimming with Cumbrian cafes. Sample Cumbria's Ploughman's Sausage Roll at Laura in the Lakes on Main Street or try one of their delicious home baked cakes and hot seasonal dishes. The Lakes Restaurant with its its exended ground floor restaurant is famous for serving up the 'best fish'n chips in Town' - always a popular choice with walkers, cyclists and visitors. Many shops including famous outdoor shops have in-house cafes - like George Fisher, home to Abrahams Cafe.

A further choice of best Lakeland real ale inns serving locally sourced food and family friendly cafes can be found around Keswick in rural hotspots like Whinlatter. Checkout Siskins Cafe - a great one for children, mountain bikers and walkers with south facing balcony looking towards larch trees and the mountains beyond. Country inns abound in surrounding Borrowdale - stop awhile at the Langsrath Country Inn at Stonethwaite with garden affording spectacular views of the surrounding fells and a choice of best locally brewed real ales.

B&Bs around Keswick

  • Nr. Keswick   (7.1 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
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    18th Century farmhouse B&B near Keswick & Ullswater. Car parking. Wi-Fi. Secure cycle storage and close to spectacular mountain ranges. Dog friendly and breakfasts daily.
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  • Troutbeck   (7.8 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
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    North Lakes B&B in Troutbeck village near Keswick & Penrith, ideal for walking in the Northern Fells. Family friendly with Aga prepared breakfasts and off road parking.
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  • Bassenthwaite   (4.6 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
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    Located in Bassenthwaite, in the North of Lake District National Park, Highside B&B offers relaxed accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout and free public parking on site.
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  • Keswick   (2.0 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
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    Keswick B&B in the Lake District. Stunning country views, open fire, & outdoor activities starting from the doorstep. Family rooms available. Parking.
     
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Cottages around Keswick

  • Thornthwaite   (3.4 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
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    Stunning cottage in Thornthwaite village, 2 miles from Keswick. Part of a former 17th century coaching inn with free WiFi, spectacular views, gardens and pubs nearby. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Keswick   (1.7 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 12
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    Striking 18th Century cottage with elevated views near Keswick. Ideal for celebrations with state of the art facilities. Pet friendly, large gardens and ample parking. Sleeps 12.
     
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  • Keswick   (3.3 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
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    This lovely cottage is set close to the town of Keswick and sleeps two people.
     
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  • Troutbeck Near Penrith   (7.4 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 10
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    This superb farmhouse sleeps up to ten people in four bedrooms, and is near the hamlet of Troutbeck, near Penrith and Keswick.
     
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  • Lake Thirlmere, nr. Keswick   (5.0 miles from the centre of Near Keswick)
    Sleeps 2
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    £275
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    Lakeside 50 metres
     
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