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Cafe Bar 26

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26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
08:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:45 - 23:00
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a child free 2 hours and decided to relax and have some food at bar 26. This place is the warmest and friendliest place to chill out, the food never disappoints and I always leave hoping that I can return again very soon.

Thank WillyWilson79
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just one night here with my wife. The room:- In an older traditional Keswick building, so ..a bit "tired" by modern standards.BUT..warm, comfortable, had everything that we needed. Everything worked as it should. A Keswick view from the window (see photo). The staff:- Lovely, friendly, helpful. The cafe bar:- Well located, had atmosphere, a good range of drinks and NOT... More 

Thank David R
Belfast Northern Ireland
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place cosy, friendly and really tasty paella. And dog friendly Doesn't get any better !! Highly recommend

Thank scarlett70
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to be our fave place in keswick (sadly not anymore). What happend? Relaxed atmosphere -gone Cakes - gone Flatbreads - gone Friendly staff - gone Warm welcome -gone Come on bar 26. You can do better than this.

Thank stone666
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've just had a very pleasurable and stress free Christmas shopping expedition to Keswick😁 I'm fortunate at the moment to have the luxury of time to visit mid week and the sense to avoid the big city and crowds coming up to the silly season. So, having a successful shop, time for lunch. I've visited Bar 26 for quite a... More 

Thank Steve M
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would be our only place of choice in Keswick and have always recommended it to others. We have been "locals" for several years so being disappointed is a understatement. We enjoyed it because all the food was quality over quantity, friendly staff and a relaxed feel, however we called in Sunday 27th November to have some brunch to find... More 

Thank 734kelliem
Winchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, usually fairly busy. Not a good place for real ale fans though, better choice elsewhere in Keswick

Thank virtualvid
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called one day for coffee and we're impressed with it and the feel of the cafe. So came next day and I was attracted by the description of a meal on the specials board of potatoes with chorizo at £4.50 and ordered it although slightly hesitant as we were staying at an excellent hotel which served outstanding food so... More 

Thank Duaneengland
northern gal
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for years and years, it was lovely to see some familiar faces amongst the staff. Cannot agree with other recent comments, we were made welcome. We love the music, lighting and general cool ambience - there's nowhere else in Keswick like it. We enjoyed the atmosphere and fun of the open mike night on a cold November... More 

Thank jennyfloss
Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always drop into Cafe Bar 26 for coffee & food every time we are in Keswick. However, we will no longer visit again after today's appalling service. We arrived and my wife approached the bar and placed an order with a young foreign girl with long blonde hair. We took a seat and it became clear that another table... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
08:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 80863
Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.

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