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The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant

Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
+44 17687 78533
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“belly pork” (11 reviews)
“mash” (8 reviews)
“side salad” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Returned to the Royal Oak after a great visit last year. Bar, restaurant and rooms have all been refurbished and the place is looking fantastic and still has the same friendly atmosphere. Slept a dream, very comfortable. And the food, still great! Fantastic weekend, with...More

1  Thank Mari M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Royal Oak, situated in the middle of the lovely village of Braithwaite, near Keswick, has recently had a refurb. The restaurant area is smart, bright and attractive. Bedrooms spacious and comfortable. Tasty bar meals and good breakfasts. It's a Jennings brewery pub so you...More

1  Thank waysider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The headline says it all. Neither service nor food really that brilliant but you can eat here. Food on the fatty side and wasn't at all impressed with the coffee which was foul. When I was asked if erythromycin was okay I mentioned the coffee,...More

Thank Fiona W
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We pride ourself on our very good customer service, as you can see by our very good reviews. I am sorry on this occasion you were unhappy with service, food and our coffee. We use a local company called carvetti for our coffee but have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for Sunday lunch and didn't leave until the next morning! The Sunday lunch was delicious, generous portions and well priced. The lamb was so tender and the veg well cooked. The bedroom had recently been refurbished and the room was clean, nicely...More

1  Thank Becks S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had to walk out after waiting at the bar trying to buy a drink and getting ignored by the barman. Lots of people were sitting in silence and there was a slow trickle of customers at the bar but I seemed to be invisible....More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in the pub during bank holiday Monday afternoon and there was just one young lad in as staff with a lot of customers. How the young lad coped I will never know as I worked in the pubs for 15 years and haven’t seen...More

Thank dannystuart72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really nice and very well portioned, atmosphere was great and there was quite a few places to get seated.

Thank sophiearuiz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for Sunday lunch today, roast lamb and roast beef excellent, it’s usually good but today was excellent. Great choice of vegetables and very well presented. 4 different veg not including roasties and mash.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant at the back of the bar and such excellent portion sizes. Food was great and we were nicely full. Also good selection of real ales from Jennings.

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Had my daughters 18th birthday meal here the staff were so friendly and the food was lovely even went out off there way to get balloons and banners for the table so friendly will visit again

Thank Nicci S
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Questions & Answers
Jackie A
10 May 2017|
Response from Fiona L | Property representative |
Hi our steak pie is back on the new menu better than ever. Hope to see you soon to give us your verdict.
Tony D
Hiya, cananyone please expand on the Dog issue/food? We're motorhoming nearby just before Easter and we're looking at walking the mile or so to this Pub with our Border Collie. Tonight (Friday 28th March 2015) we've eaten in Keswick at a Dog friendly Pub (early evening). There were three Dogs in the establishment, all well behaved and very unintrusive. To be fair, the affection between our Border Collie and a young Labrador had complete strangers talking to one another in seconds thus creating a lovely friendly atmosphere. No Dogs were sniffing directly at anybody's meals but obviously, like humans they like the smell of food What's the policy at The Farmers Arms? I appreciate not everyone is a Dog lover but they offer no hygienic risk by simply sitting in a Pub breathing in and out and maybe raising their head when a new fresh food smell is served up. It's common knowledge that humans have the capacity to carry and indeed pass on a far greater amount of germs or infections than Dogs/animals. We can catch nits off humans but not fleas off Dogs for example. If a Dog was sniffing directly up to diners plates then that's a different story but the owner is surely at fault. Or is it the fact that a Dog is simply in the Pub when food is being served? I've caught more germs off perspiring, unwashed walkers who take off their walking boots and stink the place out.
27 March 2015|
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Response from Stuart H | Reviewed this property |
I'm honestly not sure but would avoid this place like the plague, sorry i couldn't answer your question though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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