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“Excellent Pub, Excellent Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dog and Gun

The Dog and Gun
2 Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
(0)17687 73463
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Ranked #13 of 111 restaurants in Keswick
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Pub, Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

You'll have to wait to get a table - dont be put off by it being busy. Get a pint and wait for a table to become available. the atmosphere is fantastic, as is the beer. The food is good and comes in generous portions. Try the treacle pudding! If you have a dog they are very welcome

Visited March 2013
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English first
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“"proper"pub with good selection of ales”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We only called in here for a drink, with the intention of going the next night for a meal which didn't eventually happen. It was lovely for a drink and dogs are welcome but the tables are small and close together, so 4 of us having a meal on a sat night may have been cosy. When we left at 6pm they had already run out of the rabbit pudding which seemed disappointing, also, they don't take reswrvations. Good for a drink but not sure about more.

Visited April 2013
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Scunthorpe
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64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Goulash!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We decided that we wanted to try the famous Goulash at the Dog and Gun because we had heard so many people recommending it to us last time we visited Keswick.

We turned up at the Dog and Gun at about 7.30pm and ordered some drinks from the bar whilst we waited for a table to become available. You cannot book tables at this pub! We waited about 10 minutes until one came available. There is a small selection of starters and mains to choose from. We both opted for the much a talked about Goulash. I decided to have the small portion at £6.95 and my husband the larger portions at £10.95. We shared a bottle of Red Wine. The food came out very quickly.

The larger portion is very big so be warned. The Goulash had huge chunks of beef, new potatoes and herby dumplings in the bottom. It had a slight warming kick to it and garlic bread on the side. The bread was a little bland and could have done with a bit more of a punch of garlic.

A hearty meal, quick service all washed down with an excellent red wine. Full meal cost a bargin £30. Would return next time we are in Keswick but maybe for lunch rather than an evening meal.

  • Visited April 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Go for the Goulash!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great rustic pub seems to always be full to the brim but worth the wait for a table to try the Goulash! Large portions perfect after a days hiking.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

What a wonderful country pub. Dogs are very welcome in the bar.
The Goulash was incredible, as was the pie. We had to wait for a table, but it was well worth the wait.
The staff were really friendly and helpful.
The pub had a really good atmosphere. We will be returning next year for sure.

  • Visited April 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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