At last everywhere is starting to open up again and you can enjoy our famous Keswick hospitality whilst you’re on holiday in the Lake District. All that time spent outdoors, builds up a lovely appetite. Fortunately, the fabulous market town of Keswick is very well placed to satisfy your hunger pangs with plenty of places to eat and drink!
As you wander along the pedestrianised high street of Keswick from 8am, and you’ll be tempted by smells of fresh coffee and bakeries.
Eating out is a huge part of your Keswick Underscar itinerary. Whether you’re here for a romantic couples trip, a walking holiday with friends, or planning a celebratory get-together, delicious lunches and sociable dinners are essential! Of course, your fully equipped and spacious Underscar apartment mean you can be creative at home, but we would definitely recommend trying the food and drink in Keswick.
Fill up on Breakfast
The Filling Station, a 15 minute walk from Underscar is a modern, self-styled ‘punk’ American-diner style cafe, frequented by cyclists, walkers and motorcyclists is a really friendly place, with indoor and outdoor seating. Dogs are welcome, and the home made pancakes are unforgettable.
A pint at the local?
Across the road from The Filling Station, is the traditional Jennings pub The Pheasant Inn – a traditional gastro-pub with well-kept ales and great comfort food.
Brunch with a view
The loveliest way to travel is to hop on an anticlockwise cruise with Keswick Launch to Hawes End jetty (10 minutes) and then enjoy a ¾ mile woodland walk to the Kitchen and Walled Garden at the Lingholm Estate on the western shore of Derwentwater. Or you can enjoy a 35 minute walk from Keswick itself. However you arrive, you’ll enjoy views on to the beautifully restored McGregor’s walled garden and out to Skiddaw. With the open fells of Catbells and Causey Pike within a few minutes’ walk, Derwentwater at the bottom of the garden and Borrowdale in the distance, the setting here is breathtaking. The Kitchen serves a range of locally sourced Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea, with amazing artisan breads and cakes which are all made in the adjoining Lingholm Bakery. You’ll also enjoy real barista coffee from local Cumbrian roasters, and a wide range of eclectic teas and treats .
Local ‘picnic’ Lunch
Keswick has two popular fish and chip shops. Pick up your lunch, then head off to one of Keswick’s superb public parks with plenty of benches to enjoy the very best of British takeaway food…
There’s The Old Keswickian on Market Square, open 11am-7pm, and on the other side of town The Kingfisher open 11am-8:30pm and great for gluten-free fish and chips. Take your lunch down to Hope or Crow Park, on the shore of Derwentwater, or across to Fitz Park for a river-side setting, lovely meandering paths and interesting trees. Delicious !!
Amazing Afternoon Tea or morning Coffee
Brysons Bakery on the main street of Keswick is a piece of baking heaven – and history. In Keswick Market Square for over 50 years, they create artisan breads, cakes, cream cakes, savouries and of course the famous Lakeland Plumbread. There is a cafe upstairs where you can sit and enjoy the produce created here, with a cuppa of your choice.
For the Foodie
The Michelin-starred restaurant at Cottage in the Wood is a magical experience, hidden away in Whinlatter Forest. We’d suggest you took a short taxi drive to fully enjoy the food and the wine available. advance. Where the dining decor is low-key and un-fussy, the service is excellent and the menu is show-stopping. You’ll enjoy delicious local produce, such as Herdwick Hogget, along with delectable treats such as salt baked celeriac, onion seed wafer, rye crumbs and tomato gel.
A night of culture
After a busy day, it’s time to head back to your apartment, and hop in the shower, taking full advantage of your designer bathroom. Once you’ve got your glad-rags on, head out to celebrate your special occasion, or perhaps a visit to Theatre by the Lake in its beautiful situation by the Lake. It is one of the best theatre’s in the Lake District, and in the UK. The theatre also has a Lakeside Restaurant and Terrace to eat and drink.
You’ve earned a pint!
Catbells is the most popular family-friendly walk in the Keswick area, and great for most walking abilities, as well as offering lovely views as you climb above Derwentwater. A great stop for a post-walk pint is the lovely Swinside Inn in the beautiful Newlands Valley. Here you’ll find several bars, with dog friendly and kids welcome choices as well as a beer garden for drinking in the views.
Back into Keswick town Centre, we love the Dog and Gun on the Market Square. With beer garden, traditional interior, great for families and dogs, its a brilliant spot to while away a couple of hours after your walk.