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Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
01768772322
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A decent pint of real ale in friendly surroundings.

On the late May bank holiday weekend this was a busy little public house serving well kept beers from Jennings brewery. Although we did not dine here it seemed very popular and the meals we saw leaving the kitchen looked appertising and nothing appeared to be left uneaten. A short walk from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
William C
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Gateshead
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lancs
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Purely by chance we stumbled onto this place. Helpful cheerful staff, we were lost :) Good selection of ales, which I could'nt try as I was driving :( Reasonable priced food and well prepared.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Have eaten here a few times. Only dog friendly in the small bar area. Limited vegetarian options. Why is it always goats cheese. Cheesy omlette and chips would be a better option. the meaty meals always look great though.

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

Thank you for the review. The whole pub is actually dog friendly. We sorry that the veggie option available on the day you visited did not take your fancy. You may have noticed that we are gradually moving our operation to our sister pub - with a different menu More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

The Farmers Arms is a wonderful pub. I'm typing this at the pub now after having three pints of well kept real ale.

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Gateshead
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

On the late May bank holiday weekend this was a busy little public house serving well kept beers from Jennings brewery. Although we did not dine here it seemed very popular and the meals we saw leaving the kitchen looked appertising and nothing appeared to be left uneaten. A short walk from Keswick will be well rewarded.

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Yes we did have to change the gin on the optic the other day. The signs you have noticed have been up for a long time, as we want to be completely open with locals and regulars. Most of our staff are based permanently at The Farmers Arms, and we're... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Thank you very much for the review. Most appreciated. More 

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Additional Information about Farmers Arms

Address: Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
Phone Number: 01768772322
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
Cuisine: Pub

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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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