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The Filling Station

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British, Vegetarian, Bar, Cafe, Grill
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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
+44 17687 72103
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just...
Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards and finalists again in 2015. We offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of locally Lakeland Beef burgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
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  • 375
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a pleasant surprise

We were desperately looking for somewhere to have breakfast on a super chilly rainy Saturday morning in Keswick. Drove past The Filling Station and decided to stop by. How pleasantly surprised were we- despite the limited space the bar welcomes you to a great atmosphere and amazingly good fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Alicjone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were desperately looking for somewhere to have breakfast on a super chilly rainy Saturday morning in Keswick. Drove past The Filling Station and decided to stop by. How pleasantly surprised were we- despite the limited space the bar welcomes you to a great atmosphere and amazingly good fresh food. Quality! Will definitely go back another time we're in the... More 

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Thank Alicjone
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time the sun shone in a month I got the BMW bike out.Eastbound on the A66 I thought its cold but sunny I need Tea and a Full English.Hot Tram Roll was in my head a Great Butty van in the central car park in Keswick.However a warm place to sit won the day and I rocked up at... More 

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Thank blackarrowthree
FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station, responded to this review

I'm sorry we don't offer a Full English after 12 noon but we do offer all the other breakfasts such as Eggs Benedict, sweet or savoury pancake stacks, and of course our filled muffins. It's simply a matter of space and a limit on how much equipment we can fit in to our small kitchen. With the best will in... More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy dropping in and can rely on friendly service, good food. Some more expensive meals on the menu but toasted filled muffin and coffee hit the spot when travelling along the A66.

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1 Thank Valerie H
Keswick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to love taking my family here for the occasional Sunday morning treat. Until last week, I'd not visited for months, and now I'm not sure we will hurry back. After we had already been sitting there in a booth for 5 minutes, I had to ask the staff to come and wipe the table. Not one of the... More 

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1 Thank Shelley C
Moresby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've been to filling station. I had pancakes ! Nicest pancakes I've tasted . Good service . Made to feel very welcome .

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Thank simonlister
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited 11/01/2016 for a late breakfast. Had the oven bottom muffin with 3 fillings - only £3.90 and coffee. Coffee served hot and strong and fresh = a really good cup of coffee. The breakfast muffin was also excellent, the three fillings were generous well cooked and tasty. The girl on the counter was friendly, and obviously happy in in... More 

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1 Thank Tony B
Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last Monday great business to visit on such a raining day in the lakes. American pancakes with Cumberland sausage what a great combination. Have to visit the next time with the Moto Guzzi!!!

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2 Thank MattywrightDurham
Swindon
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Visited in December, food OK and reasonably priced. Service was friendly too. It was let down by dirty tables with hair and food remnants on. There was also stamped in food on the floor. I could maybe see why this might be if the cafe was jam packed but it wasn't- didn't dare go to the toilet either in case... More 

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Thank elucy08
England
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Visited here after a long cold and wet walk. Left well and Truly refilled. Friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere give this place its own unique character. Food menu is simple and done very well, not trying to be anything it's not just a great cafe/restaurant with great food and drink

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Thank ta_wigedy
Keswick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My group of friends stopped using Filling Station when the agument with the pub opposite affected the atmosphere and it it became a them and us issue. Have returned recently and heard nothing from staff or customers. Food as good as ever, as is the coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72103

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: British, Vegetarian, Bar, Cafe, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards and finalists again in 2015. We offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of locally Lakeland Beef burgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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