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The Dog and Gun

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
+44 17687 73463
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“goulash” (909 reviews)
“garlic bread” (80 reviews)
“potatoes” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
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11 - 20 of 2,081 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday lunchtime and market day too - packed and only 2 bar staff on - pleasant enough but oh so slow. Decent pint - choice of 7 cask ales with a board describing each - pity it wasn't up to date - some ales which...More

1  Thank volvos80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like a great pub you can't beat this one in Keswick!! Been here twice in the last year, lovely food and drinks my husband loves the real ales!

Thank 87enals
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although been to Keswick before never been in dog & gun but it was lovely nice atmosphere food looked lovely didn't have any this time but certainly will on our next visit.

Thank liz b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We felt we had earned a drink after a longish walk so the Dog and Gun was a no brainer. It was around 3 ish on Friday afternoon and busy as always. Luckily we were able to bag a table and were delighted to see...More

Thank Ian-Swaledale
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly on five occasions we attempted to get in this very popular watering hole at varying times of the day only to find it was packed to the rafters.This shows the quality of the place!,very popular with fell walkers and accommodates dogs which is very...More

Thank Dapper70
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub is long and narrow so when busy it is a bit uncomfortable. Even when not very busy it does seem to take a long time to get served at the bar. However, there is a very good choice of drinks including some gins...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

In city center, most everyone, tourist and locals alike turn up at the Dog and Gun for a pint (tremendous selection), snack or good meal. Many bring their dogs. Service is quick and friendly.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the last 10 years I have regularly stayed in Keswick for a weeks holiday and the Dog and Gun is still my favourite pub. It ticks all the right boxes for a 'proper pub', a good range of well kept quality real ales, decent...More

Thank Trevor8727
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a pint on our first night in Keswick. The place was crowded and we managed to find two seats at a shared table which gave us the chance to meet some fellow travelers. The bar staff wasn't very friendly but the...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a days climbing in the hills a hearty Sunday roast was needed. A busy pub full to the brim, we were fortunate to find a table shortly after we walked in. Great atmosphere. Plenty of meat on the plate (beef and chicken) with tasty...More

Thank Andyhaverson
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Questions & Answers
10 July 2016|
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Response from WayneB23 | Reviewed this property |
Richard N
7 January 2016|
Response from Jadedigedan |
Yes it's the cloud wifi
Audrey G
24 November 2015|
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Response from Theresa F | Reviewed this property |
Thursdays - though I couldn't say at what time exactly....as we gave up waiting anf left the pub! 10 p.m. on our visit - quiz hadn't started! Board says start time 9.30 p.m!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73463
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