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The Royal Oak at Keswick

Popular inn at the heart of walking country

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year

On the corner of a pedestrian-only street leading to Keswick’s busy market square, this friendly 18th-century coaching inn combines modern amenities with charming reminders of its past. In the 19th century, when it was known as Keswick Lodge, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Ruskin, Shelley and other literary titans either met or passed through here, as the plaque on an outside wall testifies. In the bar the real ales are representatives from the Thwaites brewery’s seasonal range, Aspall Premium cider and 15 wines by the glass. The kitchen’s careful sourcing of ingredients ensures sustainability as well as quality, all the way from sandwiches on fresh crusty bread to dishes such as steak and ale pie.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 9am to midnight
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11–10, Sunday 12–9
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 11–10, Sunday 12–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant

Getting here

M6 junction 40, A66 to Keswick town centre to war memorial crossroads. Left into Station Street. Inn 100 yards.

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