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The Filling Station

Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
+44 17687 72103
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (87 reviews)
“burgers” (83 reviews)
“pancake stack” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really nice atmosphere with friendly staff, great background music, and a wide choice of well cooked food at reasonable prices. The pancake stacks are fabulous!

1  Thank KGCarlisle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take away tea in a paper cup, £1.60 each, thats the same price as if you get it served at a table in with a cup and saucer, will be avoiding this one in future.

Thank john w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time and was not disappointed lovely food and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this place we will be back.

2  Thank Sue R
FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Sue! Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full English.....superb! Polite, friendly staff and very quick service. Everything was well cooked and high quality ingredients. Well done.

2  Thank julian r
FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Julian, hopefully see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3rd visit to the lakes and our 3rd visit to The Filling Station and once again 10 out of 10. Food excellent,service excellent and very welcoming to us and our 4 legged friend. The burgers are to die for. Top quality ingredients used ans...More

3  Thank linda b
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Did a return visit with a friend , his first visit & like me will return often.. Friendly staff, Dogs made very welcome.. Food to die for, always tasty.. Fresh coffee... Fresh bowl of water & treat for my dog.. Lovely service... Will return as...More

3  Thank Marie B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Called in again for a Sunday burger. Despite problems caused by staff not turning up, the proprietor was keeping things going by dint of heroic effort. We had no complaints, the food was just as good as always and we love the place.

3  Thank motorbandit
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If it wasn't for the fact that I would become the size of a hippo, I could quick happily eat here every day of the week. Also I don't live anywhere near The Filling Station, although it might still be worth the 3 hour drive!...More

5  Thank adam i
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and it’s always very good with lovely attentive staff and a nice relaxed atmosphere. My most recent contact with Keiron was because he was giving away some mugs which I contacted him about and he very kindly donated...More

3  Thank Jen H
FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

The team are pleased that all the mugs we had surplus to requirements found such a great home. We are always happy to give any support we can to volunteer groups, and we’re sure the mugs will get plenty of use!

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A great little caff. Really friendly staff, and an excellent all day breakfast. Just the job after a run up from North Manchester.

Thank Keith T
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Questions & Answers
19 February 2017|
Response from FSCafe | Property representative |
Hi We do a wide range of vegetarian breakfasts including a vegetarian Full English, vegetarian pancake stacks, and Eggs Benedict with mushrooms or smoked Loch Fyne Kippers rather than meat. We also serve smoked Loch Fyne... More
Kath T
30 May 2016|
Response from FSCafe | Property representative |
Sorry Kath but our last delivery was Saturday morning and although we try our best to ensure we don't run out of key items but, with an exceptionally busy Bank Holiday weekend, it's not always possible to second guess what... More
6 February 2015|
Response from FSCafe | Property representative |
Hi, yes we're dog friendly inside, but only on the right hand side as you come in - that's 2 booths and 2 coffee counter areas. We also have a bowl should your pet need a drink too. Regards Kieron Graham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72103
  • E-mail
Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and plenty of outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards and finalists again in 2015. We offer local freshly ground coffee from John Watt & Sons and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, Brunch, a wide range of Lakeland Steakburgers, Eggs Benedict and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks and a wide range of vegetarian options.
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