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Walkers' Bar at Macdonald Swan Hotel

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The Swan Hotel Keswick Road | Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
+44 7803 436464
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxed atmosphere, dog friendly, good food at a reasonable prices, a bit limited on choice, but still OK. The pie club and Mondays is a must. Open fire and plenty of room.

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Thank opticook
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on the busy Keswick Road, it's a great stop-off for drinks and food, and has free parking. When sunny, there is a large seating area at the side of the hotel where you can enjoy the great fantastic views. Prices for food were on the pricey side but it was home-made and very good quality, as opposed to many... More 

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Thank ICldn
South Shields, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

lunch was nice and the young Australian lady behind bar was very friendly polite and professional so we decided to go back for evening meal ,my husband ordered rump steak medium to rare but he couldn't eat it as it came very rare ! which was a disappointment to him .after bringing this to the young ladies attention the cost... More 

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Thank Zayd A
Mold, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Called in for lunch, there were only four meals available On the Classic meals anyway. We had the last of one and two others unavailable. So we ended up mixing and matching. Not good for a such a lovely looking hotel and scenic setting. Staff were OK, and the food we ended up with was nice. Could do with stocking... More 

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Thank David H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Delicious and well presented. I had the lamb shank with garlic mash and other half had the chicken. Both were very tender. Well cooked and reasonably priced. The staff are very good too.

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Thank HappyNonnie
Paris, France
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

First of all the woman that was serving us looked mad and annoyed. We had to wait long on the food coming it was horrible.

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Thank Eilishevalice
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Just stopped for an impromptu visit on way back to to Ambleside. I really wish I'd checked trip adviser comments first. The bar prices are truly insane. Never EVER have I been charged £12 for a glass of wine and a pint of larger. How and why people return at these prices are beyond me. Obviously local trade means nothing... More 

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Thank jtcole
Bury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We ate in the bar as wanted informal dining. To be fair the food was good. The bar man however was surly at best. Not just to us but everyone who had the audacity to ask him a question. We pass often and there is always a coach outside. For the management's sake let's hope this continues because your bar... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We had been walking round grasmere all morning and decided to have a pit stop at the swan. The place was warm and comfortable. Took a while for us to get served and they had no change but couldn't fat the staff they were pleasant and the drinks were reasonably priced, we shall be back soon :)

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Thank Faye C
Wendover, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This was the nearest place to grab a bite on first night in grasmere. Food was quite good but the prices of drinks were ridiculous. £14for a large glass of wine!! Even the bar man was embarrassed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Swan Hotel Keswick Road | Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere LA22 9RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 7803 436464
  • This restaurant is at Macdonald Swan Hotel

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