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“Fabulous Pub, Fabulous Food, Friendly Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pack Horse Inn

Pack Horse Inn
Packhorse Court, Keswick CA12 5JB, England
017687 71148
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Ranked #37 of 98 Restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous Pub, Fabulous Food, Friendly Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have been coming to Keswick for years but never came to this place as it didn't allow dogs, we always have our two Jack Russells tagging along behind us. We were pleasantly surprised in the summer of 2013 to see that it had changed hands and pets were welcome. We came back again for a long weekend at the beginning of March 13 and the food was fabulous, friendly staff, friendly atmosphere. The pub itself is lovely and clean. We are back again in July and this is definitely where will be heading for our evening meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ingleby Barwick
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Apologies for the late review. Four of us went to the Pack Horse for a New Year's Eve get together while we were staying in Keswick. We only went there because everywhere else was fully booked or charging stupid money for basic food. How surprised we were! Its a little bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Excellent choice of food, amazing friendly staff, we even managed to get served at the bar without having to scrap for a place as is normal for New Year's Eve. Just before midnight you get kicked out and take part in the New Year's Eve countdown in the market square. Excellent atmosphere. Would definitely eat there again and will probably go there next New Year's Eve. Credit where its due, a great pub, decent food, fabulous staff and a great night out. Thanks for making the ending of 2012 so memorable.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great welcome, great service, great quality !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I took 16 adults with learning difficulties, 2 of which were in wheelchairs and 6 staff for a late lunch today. We had the ribs, fish, burgers, scampi, beef, lasagne, steak pudding and gammon. The service was amazing, efficient, speedy and the food hot, beautifully presented and tasty. They were totally calm and unfazed by us. We had such a lovely time, thank you.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food and nice pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We spotted this place shortly after arriving in Keswick on friday and came for a few drinks later that night . The pub was very clean and the sort of pub you could relax in for the night .We had a few drinks then moved on to try a few of the other pubs but ended up back in here for last orders . The food smelt great but as we d already had something decided we d come back the next night . We had tea late and had intended on a 3 course meal but with how much you got on your plate we could not finish our main courses . The food was perfectly done and worth every penny and the service was really good . We would definately eat here again and would recommend it to anyone

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Food, Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Having tried several pubs and restaurants in Keswick, this one was excellent. Excellent service even when busy, staff smile and nothing is too much trouble for them. We enjoyed the food so much that we booked there for our final nights meal, cancelling one which we had heard was rubbish. So definately worth a try. It was very busy up to new year but much quieter afterwards, I guess because a lot of people had gone home.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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