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The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant

Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
+44 17687 78533
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“mash” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant food, new owners are pleasant, nice to hear the pub is been tiered up next year. For us the best thing about the pub was Nicci (from Liverpool) and Sam behind the bar. We were there for a week in most days and these...More

1  Thank st9834
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived to find the restaurant booked out but decided to have a drink anyway. The staff were very friendly and in the end a table became available and they ensured we got it (as there was a steady stream of more visitors). The food...More

1  Thank Lindy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived too late for lunch - but a bonus for us, dogs allowed after 2pm. Great pint, well kept, wife's latte made very well and bar person was lively and friendly. Interior is a bit worn but the welcome makes up for it - great...More

1  Thank volvos80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New owners are serving same choice food. Meals excellently cooked and presented. Need to pre book!!!

1  Thank Iain R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect little local pub full of great options of food at good prices. Staff were so friendly and has a really cosy atmosphere! Me and my partner both had the giant Yorkshire pudding with Cumberland sausage and oh my, one of the best meals I've...More

1  Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is really good, the service is great and pretty quick. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful with allergens. There isn't a great deal of choice for gluten-free puds, the mains are great.

1  Thank Darren G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all! We ate here 2 out of our 3 nights in Braithwaite and the food, service and value for money were brilliant. Great home cooked food and available in smaller portion sizes too...so you can keep room for dessert!

2  Thank EllieT2B
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi thank you for your great review, look forward to seeing you next time you visit Braithwaite.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on its Management, (not food or beer quality). The Royal Oak has gone seriously downhill since my last visit in regards to its poor service standards, i.e. The New Management were extremely rude to my wife and one of the male bar staff was...More

2  Thank Tony O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this lovely place after a long search of restaurants in the area. All others were "full" or accepting bookings only. We were given a fantastic welcome and made to feel at home. The service was first class and all staff were extremely friendly....More

1  Thank khalfie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a warm welcome from the lovely landlady. the food was so delicious,we booked a table for the followinfg night. So glad we did,as we found that it was fully booked when we arrived. Will definately go again.

Thank 307GAYNORW
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi it was lovely to meet you, and I am so glad you enjoyed your meal. look forward to seeing you next time you are in Braithwaite. Thank you Fiona

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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