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Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
01768772322
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Traditional Lakeland Inn with open fire(Due Dec 2011). Quality pub food at...
Traditional Lakeland Inn with open fire(Due Dec 2011). Quality pub food at great prices. Live music every Saturday night and quiz night on Sundays.Four local cask ales on all year round, a selection of 12 quality malt whiskeys. Families welcome and dogs are too.This is the only traditional pub in the village!
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good pub good

A good selection of meals including some interesting specials. Good value and quality in very large meals. It is pub food with vegetables cooked properly and the meat was tender. Would definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Murray P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Gourock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Notice in the ladies loo (of all places) advises customers that the current tenants are moving on. That was very obvious as they only had a half measure of gin, no partiular bottled lager and staff were pulled in from elsewhere and not overly interested. Previous visits were good.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A good selection of meals including some interesting specials. Good value and quality in very large meals. It is pub food with vegetables cooked properly and the meat was tender. Would definitely return.

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely little pub serving generous portions of classic pub dishes. We took our dog with us who was welcomed by the staff. Enjoyed our meal and the option of some smaller portions welcome. I had a small portion lamb shank and there was no small about it - the accompaniments were the only reduced part of the meal. Overall lovely.... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It's really good to hear. Lucinda on behalf of Ben and Sharon More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I wish I'd had read the reviews before going to this pub for my husbands birthday dinner. In my view people who post reviews are either displeased or delighted with the service they have received so hence my review to be part of this community. I would avoid at your expensive and like one of the reviews stated I wish... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion. Our NEW chef was very sorry to read your comments - doubly so, as our staff are trained to check with you that you are enjoying your food. Lucinda on behalf of Ben and Sharon More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Nine of us booked in for a meal and we were very pleased with the meal. Good traditional menu at reasonable prices. Nicely served. Pleasant staff.

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. It's always nice to hear that we have done things right! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Limited pub menu with specials board, good beer, good friendly service and reasonably priced. I had the gammon my partner ordered fish and chips, we both enjoyed our meals. The pub is dog friendly and has a light bite menu. We will visit here again when in the area.

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. Most appreciated. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Popped In for a drink and it's friendly enough but was empty during the day. After a long walk we decided to eat tea there. I wish I had carried on back to our cottage as the food was basic, dry chips, cheap ketchup and pudding made from shortcut pastry. The starters consisted of garlic bread £4 and I could... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, even though you were disappointed with your meal. We do serve basic, good quality pub food, which is what most people ask us for - but we'll take your comments on board. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been here each night of our holiday... Friendly and welcoming! We like to have a drink before we go back to our cottage. You are welcomed into a chat or left to be on your own!

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visits. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This pub was recommended by a colleague and as there was little choice in Portinscale, we decided to give it a try. The staff were welcoming and friendly and it was reasonably busy. Specials board was ok with about 5 or 6 choices, but mainly pies. However, the actual menu was sadly lacking. There were about 5 or 6 main... More 

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're sorry that you were disappointed - we have reviewed the menu and there are plenty of vegetarian options now. By the way, the music you heard is from a selection called 'Pub Jukebox'. Lucinda on behalf of Ben and Sharon More 

Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Starters were good. Main courses were not so good. Gammon steaks and fish were good apart from vegetables were a bit overlooked. Special lasagne and pasta bake were awful although the salads were fresh and tasty. Service and staff were attentive and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: 01768772322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

Traditional Lakeland Inn with open fire(Due Dec 2011). Quality pub food at great prices. Live music every Saturday night and quiz night on Sundays.Four local cask ales on all year round, a selection of 12 quality malt whiskeys. Families welcome and dogs are too.This is the only traditional pub in the village!

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