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Golden Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
+44 17687 72347
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant dog and child friendly pub with welcoming staff, a decent choice of beers and really good 'proper' chips. It was my 7 year olds sons favourite pub on holiday because of the selection of games they have at the back of the pub. It doesn't look hugely appealing from the outside but is definitely worth a... More 

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Thank Matthew H
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great pub food, love the chilli nachos! Have been in with our dog before who got spoiled with some biscuits by the staff!

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Thank Vanessa W
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I returned to this pub and was hoping to try a tasty steak or chicken dish. I was only able to order the Lion burger with chips. It was nice but nothing special. There is stiff competition in this area and offering a limited menu is plain odd. There was good service and the pub was very dog friendly.

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Thank Denise S
Bendigo, Australia
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249 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights. Right in the middle of town. The airy ensuite room faced the square which had plusses and minusses. The big down was the two long flights of steep stairs. No noise from pub down stairs which was friendly and earm with good food. The price didn't reflect the lack of elevator. The nearby venues orobably offer... More 

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uk
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was a rainy day we visited. Really nice food and nice sitting in the window and people watching. Slightly understaffed when we went and a bar guy setting off for his lunch had to come back behind to take our cash - which was a bit awkward but good of him to do that. Slap bang in the centre... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Called into Keswick and noticed this was Dog friendly we all had a breakfast and was very good value for money everything was fresh and tasty. Staff were lovely and polite nothing we asked for was a problem

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Thank Ken S
merseyside
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Called in here with the family( and dog ) and enjoyed a thoroughly hearty breakfast. You can tell that that the sausages, eggs and bacon where of top quality. 10/10 Will be back for a meal

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Thank cbellis
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Called in here for lunch whilst visiting Keswick. Quick service and lovely food. Recommend the cheese burger (really tasty with proper chips) Children's pizza's are delicious also.

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Thank Natalie S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a popular pub with good beer and cheap pub food. Would have got a 5 if they hadn't run out of ale after the weekend, this seems to be a fault of the chain rather than the pub itself.

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Thank Stuart G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were on holiday in Windermere but decided to visit Keswick for the day. Spotted that the golden lion was dog friendly and decided to give it a shot. Very glad we did. Friendly staff, great food and very reasonable prices. Free wifi very useful for catching Pokemon😀. Toilets were very clean and tidy. Will definitely be back on our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72347

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