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Newlands Valley, Keswick CA12 5UE, England
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Swinside Inn
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pleasant Inn in the beautiful Newlands Valley has been through many changes of management over the years and not all of them good. We were pleased to see over our recent stay of three nights that this current management team have managed to maintaine the high standards that we experienced last NewYear. The menu is a lot shorter than... More 

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8 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Very pleased to find this open half way round our planned walk. We were not expecting greatness on a cold December mid week day in a quiet rural area off the beaten track but we were pleasantly surprised as the pub was doing a good range of home cooked food and we had a great lunch and there were several... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review - its always nice to be appreciated. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I checked in at the Swinside Inn at 2pm on Saturday 6 December 2014 - a cold December day - and stayed in the room Causey Pike. The room was very cold when I arrived and the central heating did not come on until 5pm and went off at 9pm. The room never got warm in that period owing the... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we always want to hear how customers have felt about their stay, and I was very pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your breakfasts. We obviously don't want guests to be cold, and when you mentioned the heating, during your stay, the setting was advanced to come on immediately. It was thought that,... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

stayed one night with our two dogs. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The views are great over the valley to the hills. The meals we had were very nice, the breakfast was excellent. The staff very friendly and helpful. Only negative is the noise of the pool table until midnight, this was directly below our rooms. However I... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are working very hard to improve our offering and service. Hope to see you again. Ben & Sharon More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
22 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

But we were disappointed by the food. Went for the fish cake which we hoped was home made. Don't think so and definitely more cake than fish. In fact it was difficult to find any at all. Nice fire but the two tables beside it were reserved and remained empty until just before we left. Lipstick on my wine glass... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have have looked at the issues and acted accordingly. Hope to see you again. Ben & Sharon More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Having just conquered Cat Bells this pub is in a great location for a post walk pint. It is a few minutes walk then you can admire great views of your conquest with a nice pint. Good selection of real ales. It has fantastic views over the Newlands valley and the surrounding hills and fells. Therefore it is in a... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - I remember you visiting our sister pub that day. Good to hear that we provided two well earned rests. Lucinda for Ben and Sharon More 

Darlington
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It's worth the short drive from Keswick / Braithwaite for a drink and the views but not the food. We visited on a Sunday evening and ordered a haggis bake (which in fairness was okay) and a venison burger. Unfortunately the burger was served complete with grease-proof paper; we are not sure how this could be missed whilst it was... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience, we have used your review to improve our service and improve our food offering. We hope this wont put you off from visiting us again. The argument in question at the bar has been investigated and appropriate measures have been took. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lovely old inn and a great starting point for walking the fells round the Newlands valley. We arrived after a walk taking in five of the Wainwrights and were ready for a pint in the bar as soon as we walked through the door! A good selection of beers but we picked a bad day as two of my favourites... More 

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Benandsharon H, Manager at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. You'll be glad to hear that the window was repaired. Lucinda for Ben and Sharon More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The hotel isn't to far from Keswick main town, about 10 minute drive, lake nearby, lots of lovely walks including one which we took to a nearby village (about 40 minute walk) following a river. Lots of parking, your on a hill and over look the valley, its beautiful. we managed to get a good night and watched the sunset... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay. There's nothing quite like having your tea, watching the sun set in Newlands, is there? More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We loved this Inn. Informal Pub with great food and fantastic Ale. Superb location overlooking the fells and Newlands Valley. Very scenic. Because the Inn is a little more remote than most makes it a more magical venue. Plenty of parking is available. Food is very good. Plenty of choice from the menu and the 'specials board' Traditional Pub fare... More 

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Address: Newlands Valley, Keswick CA12 5UE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Newlands Valley
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Number of rooms: 6
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