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Sweeneys Bar Restaurant

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18-20 Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5BX, England
+44 17687 72990
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very average steaks served up, (no filet available!). Service fairly non existent as staff made themselves pretty scarce. Don't think anyone would have noticed if we'd just left rather than scour the place looking for the bill!

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The evening menu is quite different from the day to day pub grub this restaurant/bar offers. I had the steak and it was so very delicious I can't wait to go back. This will be my new favourite place to go when i am in Keswick. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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Thank ermintrudebulley
Durham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Fantastic beer garden to sit and chill and enjoy the sunshine- a must - if you visit Keswick - modern , comfortable , friendly

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The place is now called cellar 18/20 nice stay but very quite, nice room and the breakfast was excellent would consider staying again :)

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Thank Steve29560
Keswick, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was a night out with my staff and parents it was very nice much better than i had expected, i would consider going back here.

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Thank Andy P
Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

First visit to this place now known as Cellar 18/20. We dined at 19:30 on Sat night and the place was surprisingly quiet, why? Food was excellent and prices reasonable with a cheaper specials menu. It was worth the extra few pounds per head to escape the crowds. Why this place wasn't full is beyond me.Restaurant was clean and bright,... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

First things first. Nice looking restaurant upstairs, nice cellar bar downstairs and possibly (as they claim) the best beer garden in Keswick. Dogs welcome (like most of Keswick) and menu looked good but there the positives ended. Place deserted other than another group at an outside table (on a Sunday afternoon in the school holidays?). Stood for a few minutes... More 

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Thank Jason42
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Great beer garden if the sun is out! The food is good and dogs are welcome downstairs. There is always a couple of real ales available and some speciality ciders - good for families, couples and groups.

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Thank SlimesMcM
Cumbria
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Love this place. Great location, nice room and good staff. Didn't eat here at night so can't comment but had a first class breakfast. Will certainly return.

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Thank Chesserschoice
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Having often walked past this place when visiting Keswick we thought that we should give it a try. We were not disappointed, The menu offered a reasonable choice with a few twists to the standard meat and veg option. The food is very well presented and was very well cooked, with plenty of taste. As the restaurant is reasonably small,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-20 Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72990

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