Keswick Beer Guide: Your Keswick guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Keswick

70 /100
Dog & Gun (Bar)
2 LAKE ROAD
“Busy refurbished pub on the route from town centre to Derwentwater lake with 5 changing ales.“
Jerseyislandbeer 60 days ago
64 /100 47 MAIN STREET
“Traditional pub in the centre of Keswick with a reasonable range of ales“
Jerseyislandbeer 60 days ago
58 /100 2 BANK STREET
“On the Northern side of the town a few steps along the main road after the pedestrian street ends, this is a conversion of a law and order building, and as it's on of the fairly newer Wetherspoon pubs it's been given a plush and quite attractive make-over. There's outdoor space at the rear although the cask options on my visit were not that impressive, but the usual regulars were available.“
ManVsBeer 87 days ago
74 /100 LAKE ROAD
“Came here after the thoroughly entertaining Keswick Museum of Illusion on a day where we were forced off the fells by awful weather. This was a very warm, welcoming and traditional pub with a friendly barman. A pub where there's always a few friendly dogs bumbling around, where muddy boots are welcome, and where you will no doubt end up talking to other customers (probably about the fells - this is the Lake District after all!). In short, it's what people like to think of as a Proper Pub, and it fills that role perfectly. There were 6 cask beers on - given the pub name, Thwaites Wainwright is of course a permanent, and the other five were all from different local micros (including some breweries that were new to me). There's apparently always one dark beer, and the rest are session-strength read bitters and golds - if you want craft keg beers this ain't the place for you. CAMRA members get money off on the cask beer, which is quite reasonably-priced for the area anyway. I didn't try the food (which is of course just traditional pub grub, nothing fancy), but a couple of friends did - again the food prices were reasonable for the area, the portion sizes were decent and my friends said it was well cooked and tasty. All in all this was a very pleasant place to while away a couple of hours on a horribly wet day; I'd recommend it.“
wheresthepath 735 days ago
62 /100
Sheep-ish (Beer Store)
3 BANK STREET
“Opposite the Wetherspoon pub in the town centre, this place is primarly a single unit clothes shop, but one corner is taken up with mainly local beers and ciders in a pretty display. Some of the local brews can be found at the Booths Supermarket in the town for al little cheaper, but there's others in here which will are not, and will be hard to find again outside of the region. There's a few options displayed in the window to coax you in!“
ManVsBeer 1021 days ago
70 /100 LAKE ROAD
“Nice old school pub in beautiful Keswick. Nice selection of classic british beers, of course some on cask, served at cellar temperature. Food is good too. Friendly people, normal prices.“
MarcoDL 1248 days ago
74 /100
Dog & Gun (Bar)
2 LAKE ROAD
“A pretty standard pub feel to the place that gets quite packed during busy hours. Service was solid. They had 6 local casks on. Did not try the food on my visit. Prices were seemed somewhat cheap. A solid option in Keswick.“
deyholla 1519 days ago
78 /100 LAKE ROAD
“A nice little pub with a few TVs and a separate room for dining. The service was solid. They had 6 casks plus a few national kegs. Food was quite solid and prices seemed competitive. Best spot in Keswick in my opinion.“
deyholla 1519 days ago
70 /100 LAKE ROAD
“Traditional pub in the middle of town. It has a feel that is both old-fashioned and comfortable. No 'craft' per se but there are eight cask ales available: all local, sessionable and in very good condition. Keswick, Fell, Hardknott and the like. They serve food all day (except for a 3-5 weekday closure during the low season). Worth a stop if you are in the area, but it's a walkers' pub so I'd imagine during peak it would get very, very busy.“
jjsint 1578 days ago
72 /100 33 LAKE ROAD,
“It is expensive for the area, but the Magnolia carries a better 'craft' selection than most (any) places in town. Two cask handpumps, four proper craft taps (Tiny Rebel, Signature Brew and Time and Tide) and some local beers complement a large bottle selection from Belgium and beyond. Ok, nothing we won't get elsewhere but still pretty decent. Worth going to for at least one while in town.“
jjsint 1578 days ago
66 /100 20 ST. JOHN’S STREET,
“Enjoyable little cafe with a small beer selection. It has a bit of a bohemian feel, and it trades more in food than drink. They have two local cask ales, a small supply of Belgians, and bottles from Hardknott and Tractor Shed (not a collection but one of each). The beer is a plus, and you're likely to get a tick or two. The coffee is amazing as well.“
jjsint 1578 days ago
84 /100 LAKE ROAD
“A very pleasant pub, probably the favourite stop on the recent trip to Keswick for Buggins’ stag. Focused towards walkers and CAMRA. Had about six or seven casks including a cider, unlike most other pubs had a range of styles outside 3.7-4.5% golden ales/bitters so a more thoughtfully put together range. Food was tasty, huge portions. Staff very friendly. A super spot.“
JorgeLee 1689 days ago
68 /100 20 MAIN STREET
“A more modern pub than most of the others tried in Kewsick, less olde-worldey and more modern furniture/bar/sky sports on tv etc. Handily located right in the middle of town. DIdn’t eat. Several cask ales on tap, decent range, pleasant enough place to stop for a drink.“
JorgeLee 1689 days ago
68 /100 47 MAIN STREET
“Very pleasant old style pub on the main road through Keswick. Jennings beers the main event with the usual 4-5 on cask plus a few guests. Should have been a great place for a drink, only issue was that I wasn’t convinced all the beers were in great nick.“
JorgeLee 1689 days ago
68 /100 2 BANK STREET
“Large Spoons in the old courthouse. Usual format, but a fairly pleasant environment to drink, the usual decent selection of reasonably priced cask ales and the bonus that it stays open until 1am (at least at weekends) which is good to know if you want to squeeze a late night pint or two in in Keswick.“
JorgeLee 1689 days ago
74 /100
Dog & Gun (Bar)
2 LAKE ROAD
“Recommended by various locals as the go-to place for a pint of bitter in Keswick - although to be honest it didn’t have a much larger or wider selection than most other pubs we tried in the town. Nice old style building, about six cask ales plus the usual kegs and bottles. Beer range fairly typical of the local area, lots of bitters and golden ales, decent, traditional English rather then crafty. A good spot that seems to have been rated rather harshly.“
JorgeLee 1689 days ago
46 /100 20 ST. JOHN’S STREET,
“A really popular cafe/ bar in Keswick. That is actually a lot better than the score it generates. Just 2 cask beers, with some lagers too, plus a selection of Belgian bottles. The main attraction is the pizza, really home made, crisp pizzas. Gets very busy, but worth checking out . Some tapas dishes too.“
Mjp12 2162 days ago
62 /100
Open All Hours (Grocery Store)
5 ST. JOHNS STREET
“Really bizarre place, from the outside, it looks like a run down local convience store, but it stocks a great selection of Cumbrian beers, as well as a selection of Belgian and international beers . During the week I was in Keswick, they seemed to keep changing the variety of beers available from the excellent hardnott brewery, selling some great stouts at good prices.“
Mjp12 2162 days ago
52 /100
Dog & Gun (Bar)
2 LAKE ROAD
“One of the most dog friendly pubs I’ve ever been in, sometimes there seems to be more dogs than drinkers! It has a selection of 7 or 8 local ales, dominated by blondes/ golden ales, designed to be glugged after a good walk. The house specialty is goulash, which now comes in meat and veggie options. Stocks a variety of beers from the Keswick brewery.“
Mjp12 2162 days ago
48 /100
Dog & Gun (Bar)
2 LAKE ROAD
“A busy town centre pub with six hand pumps dispensing local ales. Worth visiting along with the similar Wainright just up the road for a beer or two, but don’t expect to discover any world beating beers here.“
gegwilson 2348 days ago
66 /100 33 LAKE ROAD,
“This is probably the top place in Kewsick for beer lovers. As the name suggests the focus is on Belgian bottled beers. The selection doesn’t contain any surprises. It’s pretty much the beers you’d expect to find in a Belgian Supermarket. It’s also pretty damn expensive. If you don’t fancy shelling out for the Blgians, there’s also three handpumps dispensing local ales and there were some local keg beers from Tractor Shed on too on our visit. There’s a big focus on food, so if you visit during peak eating times you won’t get a table.“
gegwilson 2348 days ago
58 /100
Open All Hours (Grocery Store)
5 ST. JOHNS STREET
“A Premier mini market with a good selection of bottled beers with around two thirds of the selection dedicated to Cumbrian brewers and also quite a few of the more common Belgian beers. When I visited the shelves were looking pretty depleted and I know that it changed hands a week earlier. I hope the new owner keeps the beer focus as it was a good place to stock up on local ales.“
gegwilson 2348 days ago
70 /100
Open All Hours (Grocery Store)
5 ST. JOHNS STREET
“On the southern side of the Moot Hall pedestrian area where the road begins again with a small gradient. This multi-purpose store selling most things people need or want on a daily basis has an excellent selection of beers and ales available. The shop itself has its entrance through its own covered hallway area and harks back to yesteryear in design and ambiance without being pretentious about it. There’s a pretty large selection for a shop of this size and type and there’s a bias to northern breweries which is not unexpected in these parts. Have been to Keswick a number of times and have always visited this place.“
ManVsBeer 2655 days ago
68 /100
Dog & Gun (Bar)
2 LAKE ROAD
“Old World style pub that with its mix of stone and wood that gives it a lot of charm. It prides itself on being the most dog friendly pub in Keswick - and anyone that has spent time in Keswick will know that this is dog central of the Lakes. It has a fine selection of ales, some local and equally its clientele can be a mix of ramblers, day trippers and locals. Situated just off the main square with its Moot Hall this is an appealing place for an afternoon drink or maybe a few more in the evening.“
ManVsBeer 3323 days ago
84 /100
Dog & Gun (Bar)
2 LAKE ROAD
“Best pub tried in Keswick October 2012“
RogerAB9 3378 days ago
76 /100
Open All Hours (Grocery Store)
5 ST. JOHNS STREET
“Surprise, surprise! This shop looks like a slightly run-down newsagent, but inside You’ll find the finest selection of local Cumbrian bottled brews (plus the usual suspects from England and Belgium) ! A must, when You are travelling the Lake District, do not miss it!“
pivnizub 4194 days ago
72 /100
Open All Hours (Grocery Store)
5 ST. JOHNS STREET
“A real gem, hidden away from the main drag of the town centre. Good to find something different from the normal range of UK and Belgian brews and reasonably priced too. If you add Booths supermarket into the mix, this is a twon with a good range of beers to choose from.“
RichardW 4601 days ago
78 /100
Open All Hours (Grocery Store)
5 ST. JOHNS STREET
“Great shop, the chap helped us choose the beers then took us through the back of the shop to see if there was anything he had but wasnt on the shelves. He also kept the boxes for us while we went round a few pubs in the town and collected them later. About 150 different mainly english micros bottled and some belgian stuff. Also great glass collection.“
DonMagi 5120 days ago
68 /100
Open All Hours (Grocery Store)
5 ST. JOHNS STREET
“Great little shop, Amongst all the tomatoes, tins, fruit and veg is an excellent selection of local and British beers. look behind you and there are the Belgian beers. Great shop to stock up on beer if you are in this area. The town also has some fine pubs.“
Gethinbeer 5493 days ago
80 /100
Open All Hours (Grocery Store)
5 ST. JOHNS STREET
“Excellent wee corner shop with an extraordinary range of beers. Mainly British bottle conditioned stuff, but has a respectable range of Belgians. The choice changes frequently. Leave room in the car for 2 cases if you’re visiting the lake district!“
CampbellWilson 6022 days ago
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