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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 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

this pub is quite good for food we enjoyed what we had just pub grub but nice although the venue itself is like a coridor very narow and with walkers with dog's and families with kids and pushchairs it can be a squeeze but dont be put off by that give it a go

Thank alwat2012
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner out with my friends. book a table as it's very Busy the food is fantastic we all had Hungarian goulash the large at £10 is very good and fills you up

Thank Tomsam25
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Returned recently as we had fab goulash here last year. Very disappointing this time. Meat wasn't tender, two meals came with dumplings cold and had to be sent back reheated. Garlic bread varied from not toasted to burnt. It was a Saturday night this time so maybe standards slipped. Service good though and great friendly atmosphere in this pub, you... More 

Thank Alison W
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Called in per chance for a bite to eat. Food was really nice and was nice that we could take our dog with us. Prices excellent and a good choice of menu.

Thank Jane H
Savannah, Georgia
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We spent 3 wonderful nights in Keswick- wish had more time to stay- wonderful little town. Dog and Gun is a wonderful place to just meet friends you've never met before, have a pint, and enjoy some hearty, good food. We went 2 of our 3 nights, having a full dinner only 1 night. We both had pies- steak and... More 

Thank Connie B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to Keswick lots of times and always end up in here. It's always busy but the food is nice and it's a lovely pub - definitely worth a visit

Thank Gill S
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58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The pub is in a good location in town and very popular with regulars and passing by drop ins. It can get very busy at certain times of the day especially if rambling or walking groups are in situ on a weekend. That said it means it’s popular for a reason. The staff are friendly and proficient, allow them some... More 

Thank Milk_Sheik
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

For over 30 years we have been visiting this old pub. Apparently, for over 50 years they have been cooking and serving Hungarian Goulash, the best Goulash in the world! It is a master class in how to run a pub with atmosphere and superb beers and food. Totally professional; totally addictive. Get a life a go there!

Thank Andy L
Zurrieq, Malta
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We ordered the chicken tikka masala and the goulash which were both piping hot and mouth-watering. The beer was also great and we absolutely loved the pub-like atmosphere of the place. Our only thumbs down would be that this restaurant welcomes dogs that were left close to the main door and bar so we kept tripping over them and their... More 

Thank Pseuda17
Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Visited Sunday 4th Sept evening. Looking forward to Vegetarian Goulash, but they had not got any. Ordered fish pie from the blackboard, hardly any fish in it, nearly all potatoe and sauce. Seasonal vegetables consisted of two cubes of carrot, and a spoonful of peas. My wife had the meat goulash which was tasty, but the new potatoes were missing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?