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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

151 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
UK
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'll cut straight to the point. The famous Lakeland Pedlar no longer exists. In it's place is a non-vegetarian/vegan place called Maxwells. So disappointing. They offer no alternatives. A cop out and a lot of explaining needs doing here as to why such a renown place that served the needs of the Keswick local vegetarian/vegan community (as well as committed... More

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

Well we haven't been laleland pedlar for 16 months now but still probably serve more veggie and vegan food than most other places. Only added seafood tapas and meat to the menu in order to cater for everybody. More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We have always enjoyed our meals and snacks at the Pedlar and now at Maxwell's tool. The salads are delicious and the addition of seafood and meat to the menu just adds more options. The coffee and beer are fabulous and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We are not locals but love coming into Keswick frequently and have eaten lots of times at Pedlar now known as Maxwells. I never write reviews as they are very subjetive and they depend on lots of factors but reading some of the comments I felt very disappointed and they were not a fair reality. Today I have tried meat... 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
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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3 reviews 3 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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