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The Dog and Gun

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2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
+44 17687 73463
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The dog and gun advertised that their Hungarian Goulash had dumplings in but when it came it did not have any and they didn't tell us there weren't any. We swapped the meal for a vegetable pie which had very few vegetables and hardly any meat with it and was tasteless. In the past the goulash has been first class... More 

Thank wrightjw1
Bolton le Sands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been regular visitors over a number of years when in Keswick. However we were very disappointed with the food and portion size for the cost involved. Delicious chicken strips were 5 chicken nuggets and a little salad (£6 all but a copper or two). The tomato soup had split and was sour (obviously not fresh) and had to... More 

Thank Ken V
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always busy & buzzing lil place. Good comfortable layout. Cosy enough to enter on my own. Beer kept well. Always a good pint. Good recommendation on him too. Goulash tasty & small portion sufficiently filling after a day on the hills.

Thank sld723
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice pub very popular unfortunately can't book a day tank so you have to take your chance if you want to eat

Thank Merfyboy2013
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend and I stopped there for a pint on a cold rainy day. We enjoyed the people, the dogs, the roaring fire.

Thank Bella G
Bromley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's our second time visiting the lakes, and our second time coming to this lovely pub. The food was fantastic, as was the service and selection of drinks. Will definitely return for our third time.

Thank Seaholme
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really bad food!! I had beef pie and mash, the pie was soggy and microwaved, the gravy was gravy granules and the mash from a packet!! Chocolate brownie microwaved a hard!! Won't be coming back

1 Thank ALAN W
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dog and gun is a favourite of ours. It gets a visit from us every time we are in Keswick. Plenty of choice of fine well kept real ales. The food always pleases us, the Hungarian goulash is a must try. A big plus also, it is dog friendly.

Thank gary1964_11
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171 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us popped in on a Friday lunchtime just as a table in the bar became available; great timing! Beer selection was great and the menu was quite varied. The beer was good as was the food (rump steak sandwich, 2 goulash and a cheese sandwich). Service was quick and the bar had good atmosphere. What else could you... More 

Thank Pete_from_Kelsall
Burton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a good lunch and a couple of beers in a really friendly, quality pub. The range of beers was excellent

Thank Ian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?