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The Dog and Gun

2 Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
(0)17687 73463
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Ranked #16 of 112 restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Stamford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Following a previous review, we went in February seeking out the famous Goulash - beautiful! Just what was needed for a cold day. They also do a veggie option. If you're in Keswick in the colder months this is a must!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

They seem to have a real love for goulash which I found rather amusing. I've never heard the word said so many times in one day. We had a few pints and thoroughly enjoyed the pub quiz (which we won, the title of this post was our quiz team name... nobody laughed). Overall the pub had a generally inviting atmosphere... More

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The Wirral, UK
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We have visited this pub many times over the years and always found it a very good place for a drink and of course the goulash. However, this time we were not overly impressed and obviously we are in the minority from the reviews below. The weather was hot, so we did not fancy the goulash. My husband ordered lasagne... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Complete with blackened beams, fireplaces and cozy nooks and crannies, the Dog and Gun seems to be a typical Old English pub. There was a friendly atmosphere with a quiet buzz of conversation and more than a couple of dogs quietly lying under their owners' seats. Walkers and dogs welcome.

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Liverpool, England
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went to Keswick for a 3 night stay and dined on the Goulash here on 2 out of the 3 nights. Best meal I've had in years. My companion had the same dish here 20+ years ago and was amazed that it had't changed. Keep up with the great Goulash guys....not for vegetarians although they do have a non meat... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a traditional British pub with a lovely friendly feel to it. The food and ale are good and for a pound you can buy a bag of dog treats. Despite having many dogs there they all seem to behave well.

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Basildon
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

As always, when in Keswick I make for this pub. Excellent local ales and good food in a friendly environment. It's a no-frills pub but good at what it does and i couldn't ask for more. Will be back next year!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

You must try the word famous goulash, though unless you could eat a horse stick to the small size. The food is excellent and the beer even better. here is a pub that knows what they are doing. Stick a coin in the wall and help the mountain rescue team whilst you are there. Dogs of all shapes and sizes... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great goulash, great beer, free wi fi and they are dog friendly.....what more could you wish for, unless you don't like dogs and goulash

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Found this pub by pure accident when looking for a dog friendly pub in Keswick. What a find, fabulous pub grub, really friendly staff, very busy, great atmosphere, you must try the Hungarian Goulash, now trying to find the recipe. Highly recommended, oh by the way, it is very dog friendly, my dog loved it!

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