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“Wonderful Dog friendly restaurant and rooms” 5 of 5 stars
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Sweeney's Bar, Restaurant and Rooms
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20 Lake Road, Keswick CA12 4TN, England   |  
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Ranked #151 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful Dog friendly restaurant and rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Booked a room here as an overnight stop on our way back from a trip to Scotland. Spoke to the booking staff who suggested we book the larger room, for 3, as we had our young dog (and her crate) with us and that would be more comfortable. On arrival we were shown to a very spacious room on the first floor at the front of the hotel, containing a double and a single bed. It was ideal as there was space for the dog to run around, plenty of space for her sleeping crate and the floors were wood laminate so if she had muddy paws after a walk (it was raining) they could be cleaned up easily.
That evening we had dinner in the back lounge / bar area from the same menu as the restaurant and it was delicious and they allowed us to have the dog in the bar with us while we ate. Very nice food and quite reasonable prices.
The following morning we had a wonderfull full cooked breakfast and they even offered to do scrambled egg and extra toast for the dog!
I really recommend this place and intend to return on our next trip to Scotland next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derek S, Owner at Sweeney's Bar, Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your break with us. We are pleased that you found the property very dog friendly, we feel that it is important for guests to go away with their dogs without restrictions, after all the Lakes is the perfect place for our canine friends! We look forward to your next visit.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were on route to get a B and B, and stopped here for refreshment and stayed. Great room, great staff, great price.
couldnt have got anything better in Keswick for the price! Pity we hadn't stayed in for our dinner because that looked really nice too!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Derek S, Owner at Sweeney's Bar, Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you stopped by and enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you in the future!
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable meal. The salmon and the sea bream were both perfectly cooked. The homemade sticky toffee pudding is also recommended. Cosy and welcoming Will be returning as soon as the waistline will allow.

Stayed October 2012
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Derek S, Owner at Sweeney's Bar, Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals so much. The chefs work really hard to ensure that the standards remain high. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Went here with my girlfriend and stayed Saturday and Sunday. The staff were welcoming and Alan who seems to run the establishment was chatty and attentive. Room was not big but adequate and had everything we needed including a good shower room. We ate there first night and food was excellent. The young waiting staff were good and very polite. Breakfast was excellent and on our last morning we even arranged a slightly earlier breakfast which was no problem to Alan and the chef. Good selection of beers in a smart clean surrounding. Location is slap bang in the middle of the town and an ideal base for touring the area. I can't understand the negative reviews as we found the experience to be very good and relaxing. We most certainly will return in the near future. Terry and Isy from Southport

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Derek S, Owner at Sweeney's Bar, Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable and relaxing time whilst staying at Sweeney's. We look forward to your next visit.
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Lanark, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We booked in here for a night after my car broke down. The room was big and had a great power shower. Dinner was delicious although the breakfast could have been a little better. The staff were really great. They did not have space for us on the following night and spent time getting us another hotel and then helped to carry our suitcases there next morning. This was definitely above and beyond the call of duty - so thanks for that. The midweek rate is really great value for money

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derek S, Owner at Sweeney's Bar, Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We are really pleased that you were so impressed by the food and accommodation at Sweeney's. We are lucky to have lovely staff who are hard working and go out of their way to please. Please visit us again soon.
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had a terrible meal at this restaurant. My husband had a seafood pasta which was a strange bright pink colour and was very watery. I had a fish dish which had a dubious smell andgave me a bad stomache ache throughout the night. My kids had chicken and chips which was very greasy and they woudl not eat it (not normally fussy eaters, especially with chips!).

Would never eat here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Made to feel uncomfortable by staff, one bottle wine 3 different glasses, told to mind the wet table, but they didn't dry it, were given 14 knives, 8 forks left on tray to help ourselves! This said food was good

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Sweeney's Bar, Restaurant and Rooms

Address: 20 Lake Road, Keswick CA12 4TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #151 of 178 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the popular market town of Keswick, Sweeney's offers an ideal location for exploring the spectacular Northern Lakes with great food, fine wines and stylish en-suite bedrooms. ... more   less 
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