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The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant

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Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
+44 17687 78533
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch. The £12:50 for 2 courses represented great value. I had the roast lamb which was delicious and the food was piping hot. The staff were warm and welcoming.

Thank Clare J
Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stayed in Braithwaite several times before but have never visited this pub, preferring previously to drive into Keswick for a meal. However, after a long day walking we decided to give it a try, expecting simple pub grub. This assumption does the food a disservice! The menu was extensive and varied and we felt spoilt for choice. It was... More 

1 Thank Mithriltears
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your lovely review, I am sorry if your meal was spoiled by our TV. We only ever turn up the volume by request from our guests, and not at busy food times. I do hope this will not put you off visiting us next time you are in the area. Thank you Fiona More 

Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a couple of occasions on our visit to the Lakes and had a great meal both times. It's a standard "pub grub" menu but the meals are delicious. All the staff were very friendly, efficient and most welcoming; we would definitely call here again if we were in the area. Brilliant

Thank Sharonb5075
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two visits for dinner to this Pub Restaurant. Both were well cooked from an extensive menu. The staff were friendly and the bill was the best value for money by far that we found in the village. We understand that a major refurbishment of their bedrooms is due shortly and we would not hesitate to stay here. The... More 

Thank mskgrant
newcastle upon tyne
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Always call in for a pint, good beers and friendly staff. But why oh why are dogs banned during food service?!! They could allow dogs in bar area only as there is a separate dining area. Loads of lost business!

Thank andrewlodge77
Management response:

Hi, thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on accommodating all customers. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs during meal times as service can get very busy. However, dogs are very welcome in our outside seating area at any time, or inside when we're not serving food. We hope to see you again. Fiona (new owner) More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Found the meals here to be the best value in the village & the most cheerful surroundings. On 2 consecutive nights we had the small meal option, which was still plenty. The food was good and the service was prompt and friendly despite the pub's being packed. Good place just for a drink, too.

Thank Stephanie T
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Fiona More 

Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Having spent a long day in the hills we stopped at the Royal Oak for a couple of well earned pints on our way back to Scotgate caravan park. The open coal fire was a welcoming site and great for our two pooches to chill out whilst we consumed a couple of pints of Jennings. The only downside was we... More 

Thank triciap123
Ponteland, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

As chance would have it we ended up spending New Years Eve hear with 6 other friends. What a fantastic night, unfortunately we couldn't get any food as we hadn't booked,, but the drink flowed nicely. Amazing fire works display, and the new land lady couldn't be more attentive and accommodating. amazing what she pulled off to say she only... More 

1 Thank Troyandy9
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the local village over new year. Food was average and service could have been more welcoming. However good place for a few afternoon drinks and watch the sport! New Year's Eve fireworks amazing!!

1 Thank Laura H
Ossett, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had decided to eat here following the completion of a number of Wainwrights. On the whole we were impressed. A good range of beers, decent prices and very good food. I would recommend the Cumberland Sausage with mash, vegetables and gravy. When next in the area it is highly likely that I would eat here again.

Thank Joseph H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78533

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