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The Filling Station Cafe

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Bar, Café, Vegetarian, Grill
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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
+44 17687 72103
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Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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 homemade burgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 278
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Excellent

Visited the Filling station Cafe bar as I had a hospital appointment nearby. We had a very nice lunch served by a nice waitress.We will certainly return. This was our first visit and it will not be our last.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
anniebeck57
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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367 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the Filling station Cafe bar as I had a hospital appointment nearby. We had a very nice lunch served by a nice waitress.We will certainly return. This was our first visit and it will not be our last.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Been here quite a few times now after recommendations from friends. I think the place is great, the staff are very friendly and the chef comes out to talk and ask you about the meal - think they know me now! The burgers although £1-2 more than most places are completely worth it for the ingredients are much better and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Been meaning to come here for a long time, even though I am a 'local'. Was not disappointed. Food excellent, cooked to perfection and more than enough of it. Will definitely be recommending and going again. Added bonus is they do gluten free too!!!

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Carlisle
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Called in for Lunch and ordered Burgers with Sweet potato fries. The food was a bit slow to arrive given that it wasn't busy. When it arrived it was well worth the wait. Will certainly be returning. The burgers were home made and very tasty, I had a beef and my wife had a chicken burger, both were excellent. We... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Friendly comfortable hands on family café. Wonderful burgers. Great café atmosphere attracting a convivial mix of families, walkers, cyclists and motor bikes. Increasingly a stop of point for those traveling the A66 and those wanting an alternative to Keswick centre..

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Called in for lunch, ordered burgers. They arrived quickly and were very tasty. Also got chilli chips which complemented the burger

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Called in for lunch March 4 with my sisters.We are all local and decided to see what the cafe had to offer after hearing how good it was. The meal did not disappoint and we all enjoyed what we had and thought it good value. Only a couple of things let it down. The fries we had each ordered came... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

After reading about this cafe on Tripadvisor we decided that we must visit it while we were in Keswick. We liked the quirkiness of the American diner style restaurant and the food was great. We both had burgers, they were huge! After this visit we returned for breakfast the day after and tried the eggs Benedict, this was another treat... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

went to The Filling Station for late afternoon treat for our son. he chose milkshake and pancakes with bacon,.sausage and maple syrup. big thumbs up. I have been lots of times before and the coffee is the best in keswick! well worth a visit at any time of the day

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Went on our first night in Keswick. Atmosphere was great and the sound track was the best I've ever heard. The dog was more than welcome a crashed out on the floor while we ate. The burgers were excellent while the sweet potato fries & onion rings were awesome. Went back for brunch pancakes on Shrove Tuesday after a yomp... More 

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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 6 - 18
  • Cuisine: Bar, Café, Vegetarian, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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 homemade burgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?