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The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant

Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
+44 17687 78533
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“belly pork” (11 reviews)
“mash” (7 reviews)
“side salad” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely restaurant at the back of the bar and such excellent portion sizes. Food was great and we were nicely full. Also good selection of real ales from Jennings.

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had my daughters 18th birthday meal here the staff were so friendly and the food was lovely even went out off there way to get balloons and banners for the table so friendly will visit again

Thank Nicci S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the place to be after a long walk, the landlady was helpful and friendly. We ate in the restaurant both our meals were delicious my slow cooked belly pork was perfect. We were able to have drinks with our food because of DnK taxi,...More

Thank Wonderer007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in on the off chance of dinner. Restaurant was booked up (for the next few days!) but managed to get a table in the bar area. Glad we did. Large portions + very decent food. Dinner served 6-9pm. Dogs welcome outside of food times...More

Thank the_plusa_family
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

It has been a number of years since we were last at the Royal Oak. It has recently (in the last year) been refurbished and has new owners. The bright interior of the restaurant is lovely yet still cosy. The menu offers kids meals, main...More

Thank Scotts-reviewer
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Was here for an evening meal week before Christmas 2017. Had a lovely meal. Huge portions. The starter was like a main meal in itself for me. There was a good selection of vegetarian dishes. I was very pleasantly surprised at this. It was great....More

Thank 651Priti
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Our first visit here, and probably not our last. Lovely cosy friendly traditional lakeland pub. We visited ion Monday, and at first were the only ones in. The bar lady was very pleasant and helpful, esp with our elderly aunt. We sat near a lovely...More

2  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Really friendly, cosy pub atmosphere, not our first visit as it's become our regular choice for hot food / drinks / hot waffles (yummy) after a day on the fells before heading home. Good general choice of pub food you'd expect plus tasty sandwiches (pulled...More

Thank estmort
Reviewed 5 January 2018

My partner and I stayed for New Year as usual and had a great time. We are always made very welcome and well looked after. The New Years Eve meal is always excellent and the staff always do a tremendous job. Nikki is always on...More

Thank Topman4
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I was "cock a hoop" with this pub after a few Cocker Hoop ales by Jennings. We had a few days in Braithwaite and gravitated to this pub 2-3 times a day. (It's a hard life!). It's a proper pub with friendly staff & a...More

Thank CallmeSteveStA
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Jackie A
10 May 2017|
Response from Fiona L | Property representative |
Hi our steak pie is back on the new menu better than ever. Hope to see you soon to give us your verdict.
Tony D
Hiya, cananyone please expand on the Dog issue/food? We're motorhoming nearby just before Easter and we're looking at walking the mile or so to this Pub with our Border Collie. Tonight (Friday 28th March 2015) we've eaten in Keswick at a Dog friendly Pub (early evening). There were three Dogs in the establishment, all well behaved and very unintrusive. To be fair, the affection between our Border Collie and a young Labrador had complete strangers talking to one another in seconds thus creating a lovely friendly atmosphere. No Dogs were sniffing directly at anybody's meals but obviously, like humans they like the smell of food What's the policy at The Farmers Arms? I appreciate not everyone is a Dog lover but they offer no hygienic risk by simply sitting in a Pub breathing in and out and maybe raising their head when a new fresh food smell is served up. It's common knowledge that humans have the capacity to carry and indeed pass on a far greater amount of germs or infections than Dogs/animals. We can catch nits off humans but not fleas off Dogs for example. If a Dog was sniffing directly up to diners plates then that's a different story but the owner is surely at fault. Or is it the fact that a Dog is simply in the Pub when food is being served? I've caught more germs off perspiring, unwashed walkers who take off their walking boots and stink the place out.
28 March 2015|
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Response from Stuart H | Reviewed this property |
I'm honestly not sure but would avoid this place like the plague, sorry i couldn't answer your question though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78533
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