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Middle Ruddings Country Inn & Restaurant

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Braithwaite, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5RY, England
+44 17687 78436
18:00 - 20:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 20:45
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we were staying the night in the hotel, we enjoyed lunch, dinner and breakfast. Both the dining and breakfast rooms were attractively decorated and the service was efficient and friendly. For all three meals the food was excellent and the portions large. However, the overnight accommodation let the hotel down badly. Although the bed area of our room was... More 

Thank nicholasp391
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You know a place is special when you are remembered on your return. Middle Ruddings is one of those places. We have been for birthdays, anniversaries and just because.... every time is a wonderful evening. Lovely staff, amazing food and the fact we are remembered makes it all the more special. We truly love this restaurant and plan to stay... More 

Thank Paul C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Expect a traditional country pub serving good food. Not the most stylish place in the world and needs to reprint the menu's and put them in some fresh covers, but the food was definitely fresher, healthier and tastier than The Coledale. Puddings (sticky toffee and chocolate fudge cheesecake) were delicious. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

Thank Claire R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Summary - highly disappointing and left feeling a little cheated, all be it that we should complain more in person but were too British (polite) and too hungry to kick up the rightful stink at the time. Management don't know how to lead by example, but staff were clearly caring and did escalate. To start: Me: Blue cheese and... More 

1 Thank Matthew W
TomMcmaster, Manager at Middle Ruddings Country Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review it is always helpful to have feedback. The problem with the steak was taken very seriously as we Do pride ourselves on the quality of the steak . I'm sorry about butter however many people do that is why it has remained as a favourite on the menu, that is... More 

Newcastle England
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and comfortable restaurant. Not a large menu but all food freshly prepared and good quality. Friendly and courteous staff. My only complaint was that the bottle of wine we ordered was not opened at the table but arrived open.

Thank fleetwod1977
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here as we were staying literally down the road. A little perturbed by recent TA reviews but we thought let's give it a go. Perfectly ok in my view. Steak and Ale pie was wholesome, tasty, good soft meat. Medium steaks looked rare to me but the kids loved them. Very welcome and attractive crisp veg. Service a... More 

Thank Simon S
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here one evening for food but were really disappointed with the selection of menu as not much choice and rather restricted with any extra side dishes. The food (and drinks) were rather expensive when it was clear that they did not use the best ingredients or pieces of meat for the menu - extremely disappointing. The staff however were... More 

Thank Sharonb5075
Tadworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent. They put new specials on every day and there is enough for the biggest appetite. The service is excellent. Highly recommended

Thank jennysimms1949
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called ahead but were told we did not need to book however they were ready for us when we arrived. We received a very warm welcome and the service was good. The scones were beautiful and having more cream and jam was not a problem. The views were stunning despite it being a rainy afternoon. The inn was traditional in... More 

Thank Helen C
TomMcmaster, Manager at Middle Ruddings Country Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

I am really pleased you enjoyed you're scones, and yes although you do not need to book ahead it was a great help to me. We look forward to welcoming you back, this time for an evening meal. More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have a one week extended family holiday each year and usually dine once at Middle Ruddings. Food this year was a huge disappointment. Ordered slow cooked rib beef, imagined it to be soft and tender and requiring minimal effort to tease apart. Sadly could have been used as brick. Roast potatoes overdone and burnt at the edges ........ charge... More 

Thank cmsc17222

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Braithwaite, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78436

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