Keswick Food & Drink

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.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.