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Nichol End Marine

Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England
+44 17687 73082
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (64 reviews)
“baguette” (7 reviews)
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Called recently on a trip to Portinscale and as always coffee and service excellent with wonderful view of Derwentwater and surrounding fells. A lovely start or end to a stroll around the Lake.

Thank benjipop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch here was fabulous. We had the soup special, home made soup, baguette, and wonderful lemon drizzle cake. We found the staff very helpful and friendly. A lovely warm place to eat on a damp day. As the Derwent Water launch was unable to dock,...More

Thank Fishergelic1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here, on recommendation, towards the end of our walk around Derwent Water. The scones are delicious! Tea and coffee good too! Would definitely visit again !

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a fantastic week in the Lakes and can't speak highly enough of Nichol End Marine. We hired kayaks and a rowing boat and enjoyed coffees and several meals in the cafe. All food was homemade and great quality. Everyone who works there was...More

Thank opiehawk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the food was good however they did have to check the order a few times. They also ran out of ingredients for some of the orders.However on the whole a good visit.

Thank H_B10_10
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great food, friendly service and an amazing lakeside location. If you want polished perfection this is not the place for you. If you have children, dogs and wear wellies or crocs, then this is the place to go ...

Thank Phil_Nadia_Jenkins
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

On out last day of waking we decided to buy tickets for the launch from the cafe so we could get to our start point. I told the girl at the counter where we wanted to go and therefore purchased the tickets. I didn't query...More

Thank Gerallt74
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived in the hope of getting one of the brilliant scones this place make. Unfortunately, it seems they make them mid morning so there were none available. We returned to our table and decided we would instead have some breakfast so we all worked...More

Thank taylorrevelator
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Having never kayaked before all 6 adults in our party were nervous however the staff were brilliant. We were sorted out with life jackets and kayaks and off we went. It was a brilliant experience and we really enjoyed it. Facilities on site were excellent...More

Thank Louise T
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We had a most enjoyable sail on Derwentwater on one of their hire boats and enjoyed an icecream. The staff were most helpful. Thanks, guys!

Thank Peter S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5TY, England (Formerly nichol end marine)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73082
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CAFE: The cafe is undergoing refurbishment this winter after severe flooding in December 2015. We are trying to ensure that as a minimum tea, coffee and loos are available for bertholders, members and passing walkers. BOAT HIRE AND TUITION Is still available but is very much dependent on the weather conditions on the day. MOORINGS Moorings are available for the 2016 season. KESWICK LAUNCH Is unable to call at Nichol End at the moment due to damaged jetties. We can offer a shuttle service to and from Keswick on one of our boats to connect in with Keswick Launch. This is weather dependent and on demand. WORKSHOP The workshop was also flooded and we are only accepting small engine repairs at present. See our facebook page for updates. We are doing our very best to reopen and resume our full service for Easter 2016.
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