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

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  • 48
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  • 18
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A cosy pud with good food and drink

We went in the Farmers when it first reopened, found it a nice cosy pub, and the food was good, so on our return to Portinscale we tried it again and we weren't disappointed, the food was as good or even better. A every nice relaxing in pub with friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DaveKalavilla
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in the Farmers when it first reopened, found it a nice cosy pub, and the food was good, so on our return to Portinscale we tried it again and we weren't disappointed, the food was as good or even better. A every nice relaxing in pub with friendly staff.

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1 Thank DaveKalavilla
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Very tasty and enjoyable brunch which was just what was needed after a long walk round the lake. Everyone was friendly and we were made to feel very welcome by the new tenants. We will definitely be eating there again next time we are in the area.

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1 Thank p0rteus2
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We went it this pub twice during our 5 day stay in a cottage. We tried the fish and chips, steak and ale pie and lasagne. The food is good and great value for money. The lady who was at the bar seemed nice. It was very busy due to Christmas meal but the food arrived on time. Overall, happy... More 

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1 Thank thshoeb
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Me and my friends had a great evening at the Farmers Arms. We were a party of 14 and reserved two tables - the owners were accommodating and polite. I've read some of the recent reviews about this pub and I can say we had a very positive experience. The food is good value and cheap, and you get a... More 

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1 Thank CydonianZeta
Heywood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I have just read the previous review and thought I would add my comments as our experience was totally different. We stayed at a cottage just around the corner from the pub and visited on several occasions. The landlady was very welcoming as was the barman taking time out to chat with ourselves on numerous occasions. They haven't been in... More 

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3 Thank Scott M
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I guessed that the Landlord & Landlady were new and having read a previous review this confirmed it. Someone should tell the Landlady that the title Landlady is not the same as actually been a Lady though she clearly thinks she's royalty. Unwelcoming isn't the correct word but it'll do for now. We sat at one end of the pub... More 

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2 Thank Foodie657
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Stayed in portinscale for 4 days on a photography trip,.. The hotel I stayed at didn't have a good reputation for food so I called into the Farmers Arms for my first days evening meal.. I was not disappointed.. The new owners are welcomeing and chatty if not too busy serving customers. A great selection of Jennings ales and bitters... More 

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2 Thank michael u
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I did not know what to expect from this old but modernised pub. Turned out a good experience: friendly welcome, choice of Jennings cask beer, and good value, well prepared food (especially the lasagne) from the short menu.

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1 Thank alchemist186346
staffordshire
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

this is the sort of place where you have to fight your way through the people sitting in 'their own place' at the bar in order to buy a drink. Food average - and not cheap - and staff seem like they can't be bothered much.... maybe I caught them on a bad day - but, we like a drink... More 

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hull east yorks
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a lovely friendly traditional country pub If you want fancy trimmings then this is not the place to go, but for excellent home cooked food at reasonable prices you can't go wrong. The owners had only been there a few months but with what we sampled they will do just fine!!!

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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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?