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The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant

Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
+44 17687 78533
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“belly pork” (11 reviews)
“mash” (7 reviews)
“side salad” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for evening meals twice and both times the food and service were excellent. The staff are really friendly and could not do enough to help us get a table for 4 on a really busy night. Both evenings the pub was full and...More

Thank dennyb0y
Reviewed 1 week ago

New staff were very welcoming. Dining area had more ambiance than the last time we visited. Great pub grub with the option of smaller portions. We had the yorkshire pudding filled with sausage, mash and veg which was very tasty although I did prefer it...More

Thank twiglet15f
Fiona L, Owner at The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we can do the steak in the Yorkshire pudding anything on our menu can usually be changed to suit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's just the kind of place you want to go for a drink and a hearty meal after a good days walking! Great beer and tasty food. Clean and welcoming. We'll be back on our next visit.

Thank 106oakleyfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff at the Royal Oak. Been there a couple of times, the food is well cooked basic pub food. They do light bites, smaller dishes of the same food, they are still a good meal however. Can get very busy, it’s popular which...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and good beer. My wife and I had an excellent value for money dinner. The staff were very friendly and the food was 1st Class. We portion size was amazing and we did not need a starter or pudding

Thank monica0072016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All 9 rooms were booked Fri and Sat 20th-21st October for our daughter's wedding at Armathwaite Hall. Fiona and her team were excellent and made a major contribution to making the weekend even more special. Great food, great accommodation, and great staff. Couldn't have asked...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights in August. Sorry for late review but just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had . Rooms was comfortable with a brand new bed and very clean. Breakfast was top notch. The landlady and her team are...More

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Saturday evening - incredibly busy - but the conscientious staff went out of their way to find us a table, and could not have been more helpful. Pie and chips was classic pub grub, but of a very high quality

Thank davidh of england
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Ate here during our week stay in Braithwaite. Staff were welcoming, polite and always attentive. Pub did smaller portions which is a fantastic idea. We were concerned how much smaller they would be but were pleasantly surprised to find them the same, probably a bit...More

Thank ustwo3
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I had the pork belly which was lovely. Good portions. I think the plates make it look small in photos. My wife's pie was one of those which is a pie crust on top of a bowl type affairs that I don't care for but...More

Thank Panimu
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Jackie A
11 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.
28 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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