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Farmers Arms

Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
01768772322
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Ranked #57 of 112 restaurants in Keswick
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Derby UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This pub is in a great spot in the Lakes. We had a friendly welcome and the service was good. My partner loved her Chicken and Leek pie and my Lamb Henry was amazing! If I'd been at home I'd have definitely licked the plate!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Me and my partner visited this pub after our local hotel told us we weren't able to dine at their restaurant due to a large party of walkers. After being very annoyed by this we then became happy they had otherwise we wouldn't of sampled this delightful pub. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the menu was very extensive... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A very popular pub with visitors and locals alike. The food is lovely and portions are large! The staff are very friendly. Would be advisable to book to avoid disappointment.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good food and friendly welcome. What more do you need from a local pub? The pub was always busy and it's advisable to book a table especially at bank holidays.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate twice at the Farmer's Arms and found it to have good pub food, friendly service and reasonable prices. The fish and chips was excellent, the Cumberland sausage good and the Chicken and Bacon pie also good. We bought a bottle of red wine for £13.95 and the two of us ate a full meal plus the wine for... More

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UK
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice enough little pub but food is a bit hit and miss. My partner's steak pudding was OK but my vegetable chilli was disappointing and not really a chilli by any stretch of the imagination: no spice, tortilla chips, jalapenos, cheese, sour cream etc. Just peppers, carrots, kidney beans & tinned tomato on rice. It might have made a reasonable... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed round the corner and popped in late afternoon for a pint, barman was really helpful pub was nice and relaxed. Booked in for 7pm that evening, nice and busy great atmosphere would have stayed longer but there was a lady with 2 what she described as "defensive" dogs barking constantly. At one point she even took her dog up... More

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Called in for a few pints during happy hour.. Went to bar at 5 50 and asked to wait whilst barman served several drinks to various regulars then said he had to serve food as someone had not turned up waited patiently then give him my order of four pints to be informed when enquired that happy hour finished at... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were here on 25 April 2014 last here three years ago. Last time was very good but this time was poor ... Lamb shank greasy and tasteless wife had gammon which was fatty and accompanied with frozen chips waitress asking if all ok my wife being nice said fine me not being quite so nice told her how I... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Not good visit generally. Beer was ok but the food was bland and tasteless. Gammon was thin and fatty, lamb shank greasy and unsatisfying, frozen chips also. When the waitress asked if the meal was ok my wife being a nice person said yes it was. I however am not as nice as my wife and I said I didn't... More

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