Pubs Near Keswick That Welcome Dogs
Keswick is well known for its acceptance of dogs in many of its retail outlets, holiday cottages and pubs. In fact, it is so welcoming of dogs that it won an award. In 2012, Keswick was named the top dog friendly town by the Kennel Club’s “Open For Dogs” campaign.
Dog Friendly Pubs in Keswick
The Dog & Gun, Keswick
Most likely the best known pub in Keswick, The aptly named “The Dog & Gun” serves a selection of guest ales and beers from Keswick’s own brewery – The Keswick Brewing Company . A characterful pub with low beamed ceilings, walking & climbing memorabilia and real coal fire in winter. Doggy treats available from the bar. Bar food for humans is also available, including the infamous Goulash. Located on Lake Road in the town centre, tel. 017687 73463.
The Bank Tavern, Keswick
The Dog Friendly Bank Tavern in Keswick
This is a Jennings pub serving the full range of Jennings Ales including the infamous “Snecklifter”. Two or three guests ales are also available. A taster tray of three drinks is available for those that want to ‘try before you buy’. The Bank Tavern is popular with tourists and locals alike. Food served daily and promptly. There is a covered outdoor seating area. The Bank Tavern is located in the town centre on Main Street – tel. 017687 72663.
The George Hotel, Keswick
Affectionately known simply as “The George”, this 330 year old former coaching inn has rooms to let. The panelled and welcoming public bar offers the full range of Jennings and two guest ales. There is also a restaurant offering fine dining. Located in the town centre on Main Street ñ tel. 017687 72076, www.georgehotelkeswick.co.uk.
The Square Orange, Keswick
The Square Orange is the nearest thing to experiencing the European cafe culture in Cumbria. There is a speciality coffee menu, a variety of loose leaf teas, as well as a full stocked bar menu. Fantastic stone-baked pizzas, Tapas and Paninis are served throughout the day. Live acoustic music on Wednesday is a regular feature of this popular cafe-bar. The Square Orange www.thesquareorange.co.uk is in the centre of Keswick on St. John’s Street – tel. 017687 73888.
Dog Friendly Pubs in Braithwaite
The Coledale Inn, Braithwaite
A country inn and hotel situated on the outskirts of Braithwaite village. The Coledale Inn makes an excellent terminus for those walking in the Newlands valley and amongst the local fells. The inn has two bars ‘the Georgian’ and ‘the Victorian’. Theakstones, Black Sheep, Yates and Jennings ales are served. Excellent bar menu.
The Royal Oak, Braithwaite
The Royal Oak is a popular and busy pub in this Lakeland village at the foot of the Newlands valley. A full range of Jennings ales are served along with a guest ale. There is an extensive bar menu and a restaurant for more formal dining. Breakfast is served to both residents and non-residents – just the ticket to set you up for a walk on the surrounding fells.
This is a characterful pub, with real fire in winter that provides a warm welcome to the cold & wet fell walker. The pub is a good starting & finishing point for fell walkers aiming to conquer Grisedale, Causey Pike and Barrow. It is also just around the corner from Go-Ape in Whinlatter. Located in the centre of the village – tel. 017687 78533, www.royaloak-braithwaite.co.uk
Dog Friendly Pubs in Threlkeld
The Salutation or The Sally, Threlkeld
This popular village pub has had a makeover and is now known as ‘The Sally’. This is now a happening place with live bands and barbeques throughout the summer. Excellent food is served, the majority of which is made with local ingredients. Jennings beer served, open coal fires and free WiFi. In the centre of Threlkeld, tel. 017687 79614, www.thesalutation.co.uk
The Horse & Farrier Inn, Threlkeld
Sister inn to The Sally above, this is another village pub serving Jennings. The Horse and Farrier is a traditional, white washed village inn dating from 1688. There is an open fire and free WiFi. A traditional Cumbrian inn where a traditional, warm Cumbrian welcome awaits you.
Dog Friendly Pubs in Bassenthwaite
The Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite
This popular village pub has an open fire in winter and has extensive outdoor seating. Jennings ales are sold. An extensive range of pub food is served which includes an all day breakfast and gluten-free options. The Sun Inn is located in the centre of the village – tel. 017687 76439
The Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite
A Best Western pub & hotel is on the A591 Keswick to Carlisle road. The lakerís Bar is open daily from 11.30am. Cumbrian ales are sold along with teas & coffee, and an extensive menu of bar food. The Castle Inn was an old coaching inn, though it has now been modernised and only the photographs remain as a reminder of a more characterful past. www.castleinncumbria.co.uk, tel. 017687 76401.
Dog Friendly Pubs in Newlands
The Swinside Inn, Newlands
In the beautiful Newlands Valley, the Swinside Inn is well placed for a break on a walk amongst the surrounding fells. The inn has two bars with one, ‘The Refuge’ being specifically for the outdoor types. The bar, which has a welcoming log burner, is furnished with a pool table, dart board and other bar games. Located at Stair in the Newlands Valley – tel. 017687 78253.
Author: David Burton
Updated: 26 September 2014