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The Lakeland Pedlar - CLOSED

Hendersons Yard, Bell Close Car Park, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
017687-74492
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night

148 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
UK
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have in the past driven miles to eat at the a peddlar in Keswick, due to family stuff we have not been for a few months, until today. What a shock, Pedlar has gone, replaced with just another meat focused cafe, staff just don't understand what's changed. Came off the fells to silly little tapas dishes, even put the... More

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PaulMax M, Owner at The Lakeland Pedlar, responded to this review

The lakeland pedlar has been taken over now for the past 16 months and is not purley veggie anymore which might explane the disappointment from the veggie side of things. What we now provide are tapas dishes, meat & also seafood which have been extremely popular. These new additions also appeal to the locals who use us especially during the... More

Darlington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Didn't know it had changed hands, oh dear! We arrived at a minute before 10am for a breakfast, told they were closed till 10am, but graciously allowed entry. Should have taken the hint and gone to either of the two adjacent cafes serving with a smile. We ordered, veggie sausage muffins and muesli with yogurt and banana. Never had a... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stumbled across this gem of a place by chance but it very quickly became a regular haunt for us. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food delicious. I was so disappointed that there wasn't time to call in for a last piece of grandma's fantastic fruit cake on our morning of departure. This cafe has a... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I loved the veggie food served there, I hope the meaty food will be just as tasty!! Can't wait for the new menu.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had not been here for several years but was happy to go back again for a birthday lunch. The first thing I noticed is it's not called Lakeland Pedlar any more - just the Pedlar. Inside the decor and the tables were different, but of course it's the food that matters. I had the vegetable burrito, which was excellent.... More

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PaulMax M, Owner at The Lakeland Pedlar, responded to this review

Hi & thanks for your nice comments. The same great tasting veggie food WILL still be served with the only addition to the new menu being fish & seafood which we expect will give a little more variety to customers, especially from April when we reopen into the evenings and also to our local customers over the winter months when... More

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We often come here for a family lunch when visiting Keswick - the cakes are excellent and the nachos are huge, all requirements after a big day biking!

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Glasgow
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had not been in for ages but have been back twice in the last month for lunch. Had really nice nachos - very tasty. Had hoped to have a pudding but alas we had no room this time, so had to make do with a coffee. Friendly service - new people in charge, but we recognised the staff from previous... More

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Cumbria
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I live locally and used to love coming here. It once had a great atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely decor and great food. I went in yesterday for a coffee and found that all the staff have changed over the past year, and don't care about the service they provide. The coffee was overpriced and the staff were having a meeting... More

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PaulMax M, Owner at The Lakeland Pedlar, responded to this review

We think this is from another shop as the staff have not changed, the prices have not changed, the chefs have not changed and customer service from all yhe front of house staff is excellent. Please do not show. More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Visited today for lunch with my parents. All the food, especially the gluten free sandwich and salad were well presented and tasty. I had the roasted red pepper and carrot soup with a chunk of bread and butter which was lovely, Mum had a small portion of nachos which looked lovely and tasty. Service was excellent and everywhere was clean... More

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PaulMax M, Owner at The Lakeland Pedlar, responded to this review

We think this is from another shop as the staff have not changed, the prices have not changed, the chefs have not changed and customer service from all yhe front of house staff is excellent. Please do not show. More

Keswick, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We visited on a night time and used to go for lunch frequently so assumed the night would just be as good, proved wrong. The service was appalling, the girl was on her phone behind the counter majority of the time, didn't inform us there wasn't any menus we had to read boards which had 3 options on, they then... More

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PaulMax M, Owner at The Lakeland Pedlar, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience & not too sure about the date & time you were in but we don't open up on a night time untill April!! All food is made to the same excellent standard that you would expect. Our average foot-fall every day during half term was in excess of 300 so I really find it... More

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