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Horse & Farrier Inn

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Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4SQ, England
017687 79688
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good country pub fare

We decided to meet friends for lunch at the Horse and Farrier and it proved to be a good choice. It is an ancient hostelry - the building date from 1688, and there's no shortage of old world character inside. We were attended to very quickly and then received a pleasant surprise- a two course... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
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Cork, Ireland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had high hopes for this pub after seeing it from the outside, it is a wonderful quaint pub in an amazing setting nestled below Blencathra. Inside is warm and cosy with friendly staff. The menu is typical pub fare with a few more high end additions. Overall, I would say the food was only 'ok'. Some items were lovely,... More 

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Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
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63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We decided to meet friends for lunch at the Horse and Farrier and it proved to be a good choice. It is an ancient hostelry - the building date from 1688, and there's no shortage of old world character inside. We were attended to very quickly and then received a pleasant surprise- a two course lunch for £7.95. The menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What a lovely place for a family reunion! My parents travelled over from Ireland, my brother and his family from Edinburgh and me from London. It was such a beautiful location, friendly staff and excellent food! David and the rest of the staff made us all feel so welcome and we all loved the banter from Keith! We stayed in... More 

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cleator moor
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

we had been shopping in carlisle and came over into the horse and farrier the food was very good we got sandwich and chips but other people had proper diners they all looked very good the service was good we will be going back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Had the warmest welcome and lovely food at this cosy pub. The staff were so accommodating and friendly, and the manager, Colin, was helpful and we received service with a smile. Definitely will be returning again in the near future and will 100% be recommending to family and friends

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My partner and I read the reviews (which most seemed to be pretty good) so we thought we'd give it ago. We booked the table even though we are local.on arrival the car park was full, so we thought looking good, we entered the pub and thought lovely, not to bright nice touches here and there, staff very attentive lead... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

After a walk from Keswick down the old dis used railway track, we called in off speck. Woo, we glad we did. One part of the pub/restaurant is dog friendly so we had a warm welcome. The food was fantastic and a all the staff very friendly. We will be definately revisting the next time we are in Keswick.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Excellent meal on a Saturday afternoon. Booking recommended as it looks like they were busy. Good food and great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely meal here as a family group early on a Saturday evening. The service was friendly and helpful and there was a reasonable atmosphere for 5pm. There was a good selection of meals on the menu and also a number of daily specials. The food was good quality and portion size. Our only comment was that there... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited today - a group of 10 for Sunday lunch. Very high quality food and excellent friendly staff. Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Threlkeld
  • Phone Number: 017687 79688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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