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Royal Oak Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
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Ranked #7 of 8 Braithwaite B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

After a lovely walk around butter mere lake we spotted THE ROYAL OAK served food. So we returned in the evening for our tea. We arrived 5.45 & advised food does not start til 6pm. A table was not available for my husband, 2 sons and I to sit together- however a local couple happily moved to make it possible... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spent a lovely 5 nights here recently. The owners and staff were friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Traditional, good pub food with the bar and restaurant very busy in the evenings ( it was half term though) so worth booking. Children welcome and there is a substantial discount if a child under 16 shares the adults room.... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nine of us stayed here and were delighted with the hotel, the service , the restaurant and in fact, everything made this a memorable stay.It rained a lot and the management always saw that our clothes were place in a drying room so that they were ready for the following day.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We came to Braithwaite again this year and used the services of the Royal Oak. The staff were welcoming, always curtious and served you as fast as they could despite it being extremely busy. The beer, the infamous Jennings 'Snecklifter', was up to the usual high standard and very popular. The food was lovely and we ordered and received our... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stopped off here for a meal after we'd done a walk up & around Skiddaw. It's obviously a popular pub but we timed it right because we got a good table & we didn't have to wait long for our meals. I had the giant Yorkshire Pud & my partner had the bacon chops. He said they were nice... More 

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N Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have stayed in Braithwaite on holidays at least five times over a period of 25+ years and have always called in to the Royal Oak for both meals and drinks, but in my opinion their standard of customer service has dipped to the extent that I seriously think I shan't be returning. When I was in the Lake District... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Great welcoming pub with super food. Good choice on the menu and portions are generous. Delicious puddings too. New Year's Eve firework extravaganza not to be missed. Also has accommodation which is perfect for walkers.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
41 hotel reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Second stay here. The room was up lots of stairs. The first time I had a much nicer room The pub was busy, food good and a lovely open fire. Like the fact that they offer smaller portions. The breakfast was the best of the trip. Staff very nice. We got a price of £30 each ( Winter rate) which... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We were in keswick for just 24 hours and was recommended to try this Inn. It was busy with a good atmosphere and is obviously very popular. The drinks are well priced and the food excellent. The menu caters for the very hungry, not so hungry and kids. We had food from the not so hungry but still had plenty... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Royal Oak again this week. The veggie korma actually had identifiable pieces of sweet potato, spinach and chick peas in it. This contrasts very favourably with the usual offerings made to those of us round here who chose not to eat meat. My husband though that the chicken with Stilton sauce was very good too. What... More 

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