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Farmers Arms

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Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
01768772322
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 12
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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
Open Again

It's open again under new management. Still doing real ale and food. Open midday till late everyday I think.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have chosen this title as I want to warn others strongly against considering a trip to these premises. We have visited the Lake District numerous times over a 15 year period and on the last 3 visits to the Farmers Arms had a poor reception with sub standard ales and food being served. Having noted it was under new... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A clean and tidy pub, the menu was small but the food we had was good, it is set in a nice quiet village location and has a beer garden, plus it is dog friendly, like most of the pubs in this area.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Food unfussy but decent quality and service. Fine for keeping fed but more variety in Keswick. Had feel of real locals' pub rather than aiming for tourist market.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

It's open again under new management. Still doing real ale and food. Open midday till late everyday I think.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have used the farmers arms a number of times however when we got there on a first night this time, it was the landladies last night. So it was shut for the rest of our holiday.

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lancs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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Benandsharon H, Owner at Farmers Arms, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Gateshead
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
10 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?