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The Filling Station

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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
+44 17687 72103
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've visit here most times when we're in Keswick and it's always the same. Excellent food at a reasonable price. The portions are big and I would definitely recommend the sweet potato fries. Service is fantastic.

1 Thank Becks255
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a morning braving snow, hail, sleet and rain, we stopped for lunch and a bit of shelter. They didn't seem to mind the dirty shoes and wet clothes. Great coffee, pint mugs of proper tea and their variations on Eggs Benedict are fantastic. Been before and will be back again. Keep up the good work.

1 Thank Bryan S
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us visited on a Monday morning it was not busy,we all had breakfast 2 full english 2 eggs blackstone and 2 eggs florentine with teas and coffee it was all cooked well everybody enjoyed there meal,a great little place,

1 Thank C B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful breakfast on Sunday highly recommend great food and great service food was tasty and coffee very nice . Kids loved pancakes ❤️

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Exeter, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to get an early tea or coffee or even breakfast. Keswick does not stir early and this is one of the earliest. Really good food an good value. However where it comes into its own is stocking up for the walk ahead. A good selection of really robust and substantial sandwiches. Really good flapjack. After 5 hours... More 

1 Thank pjm414
Cheadle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited filling station today raining outside horrible so stopped in filling station had a beautiful lunch of pancakes with bacon warm and staff very welcoming highly recommend

1 Thank lynnbuster
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this great little cafe by accident after being on a bike ride. Had a bacon sub and huge mug of tea. Bacon cooked to perfection and plenty of it in the sub roll. Great value as well at just over a fiver for both. As a plus the staff were very smiley and friendly.

2 Thank Richard H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Keswick for a day trip, i actually suggested the filling station because we'd been before and had a decent bacon roll for breakfast after camping one weekend. We got in, ordered our food, sat down with our drinks. We could hear the staff talking about stopping serving food soon - we were glad that we got our... More 

Thank Dan M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a breakfast stop of a very hearty bacon and egg sub and very large americano on our way Lakeland loop cycle. This Cafè stop makes a lovely refreshing change from the usual lakes fayre. The bacon was tasty and crispy and egg lovely and soft. Will definitely be making a detour to this Cafè in future.

1 Thank Martin G
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

What a refreshing experience - bike decor, great music, friendly staff and lovely food. I know we weren't exactly doing the likes of L'Enclume and Sharrow Bay this time but, taken as a whole, this was some of the most satisfying grub during our stay. Other places might be rated above this but goodness knows why - most of them... More 

2 Thank GrahameandHelen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, British, Fast food, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72103
Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards and finalists again in 2015. We offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of Lakeland Steakburgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?