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White Horse Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
+44 17687 79883
12:00 - 09:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 09:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Inn generally is a nice old world pub and the food tasted okay but my wife ended up with food poisoning and was sick most of the night. This could be something to do with the fact that I saw the chef in the gents but he didn't wash his hands after finishing there. there was also a mouse... More 

Thank George394
Oldham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit on our way while on our way visit to Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite. It is signposted on the A66 but keep your eyes peeled as you can miss it. There is a roaring log fire to greet you on arrival. A good range of beers to choose from. Varied menu. Good, friendly service. Unfortunately we have... More 

Thank Roy R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here today after a long walk up Skiddaw- we had the dog to and it was lovely and cosy in there. The fire was roaring and the bar man brought over a little dog bed straight away. The food was lovely and really speedy service. Really good offer on as well 2 courses for £15. We'll definitely be... More 

Thank Laura J
Keswick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8 of us went there on Sunday, kids and adults. lovely warm atmosphere, fast and friendly service (thanks Phil) and we had the largest portion and one of the tastiest roast beef dinner ever! Reasonably priced and we give it 10/10. We will be back for more!

Thank homeplanet
Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stayed nearby at Scales Farm, came for food and drinks. Very cosy, warm, friendly place. Good vibe. Will visit again.

Thank Mike B
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend wanted to try the white horse inn as it is only next door to our accommodation and was recommended by the people that run our accommodation. You are welcomed by a lovely glowing open fire and friendly staff and guests. As well as staff and guests you're welcomed with well behaved dogs that love a good... More 

Thank jeseyfloyd
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner hear after a long hike, and this pub really hit the spot. A log fire gives it a real cosy feel and the beer and food are excellent. When I visited there were 3 local bitters, sadly I only tried 2 and both were well kept. The menu was varied and all the dishes we tried were served... More 

Thank Dom B
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very good pub just off the A66. Good value, tasty food. Real ales. They also have a bed in the bar for tired dogs.

Thank Trevor N
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After our first meal here-Cumberland sausage-we decided not to bother looking elsewhere and booked a table for our second night. The food here is really tasty and be warned, the portion sizes are large, making this, in my opinion, one of the best value places to eat along the A66. The staff here are very friendly.

Thank Visaman1
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145 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have passed this pub many a time and were glad to be able to stop for lunch. The menu choice was excellent and the food was lovely. I had the mediterranean vegetable risotto which was fantastic and my partner had a lovely lasgane verdi. We did not have room for dessert but the choice looked good. Will definitely return!

Thank scottieYorkshire

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Scales
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 79883
The White Horse Inn and Bunkhouse is a cosy Inn located at the foot of Blencathra a few miles outside Keswick near Threlkeld. Real fires, fantastic local ale, British pub food and a warm welcome. We are also dog friendly.

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