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The Filling Station

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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
+44 17687 72103
09:00 - 15:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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West Midlands
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not my first visit, always loved the food. Great Value. New menu, love it, shared a sub, halloumi, lovely and not salty, sister had a burger, equally as good. Been here before for breakfast, all very good. Top tip, everyone is friendly, so if you are a two top and no booth available, try sharing a booth and get chatting.... More 

2 Thank Pyjamagal
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I finally popped in for some refreshments here. It's a good concept, but I felt more was needed outside, a couple of bikes, maybe? Disappointed that only full fat milk was available.. really? This could be a good place, but would be improved with a bit more attention to detail

Thank Liz B
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun theme with the old station and good information on the history of the building. Food was disappointing - pancakes were bought-in ones, not homemade, and not warmed enough. Coffee was very good. Service wasn't that friendly, maybe we had different staff to other reviews? Definitely glad we have stopped after passing it all these years on our trips... More 

Thank MelW04
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a detour to visit as we had been here before and had pancakes which were pricey but acceptable. This time we had the full English, wish id stuck to the pancakes! Potato scones were overdone on one side, bacon was covered in the black greasy residue of the grill as was the plate under it . Quality of the... More 

2 Thank 24curious
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a morning visit, the steak eggs benedict was excellent, lovely locally roasted coffee. The full English was generously proportioned, cooked exactly as requested (very crispy bacon) and swapped the Cumberland sausage for veggie ones (really nice) no problem. Staff were great, friendly and helpful, if you're in Keswick try here.

2 Thank BigAlCumbria
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great stop for a refuel, food and coffee very tasty and very reasonably priced. Very friendly relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend and I'm looking forward to returning the next time I'm in the Lake District.

2 Thank Gareth M
Preston, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this service station very nce, not over priced as most of them are, we just had coffee and a loo stop, great place for lunch I would imagine.

2 Thank loulou187062
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice on a recent holiday in the lakes. The food was good quality and great fun to eat! The staff were very friendly, and good with our 8 year old and 1 year old.

2 Thank alanmurray101
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great little place to eat, and a wonderful usage for an old filling station! Decor, food and service was all very good.

2 Thank sarah l
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Return visit to the Filling Station, I enjoyed it last time but thought it was better still this time. I'm a veggie and there's plenty of choice, I had the haloumi burger which was very tasty. The cakes look amazing but I was too full unfortunately.

1 Thank Deborah B

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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
Average prices
Cafe, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72103
Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards and finalists again in 2015. We offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of Lakeland Steakburgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?