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The Royal Oak at Keswick

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ate here on a Sunday evening. Initially we were quite impressed and the service of the bar staff was good, however we waited a long time to have our order taken and a long time to get our food. The food was nice and well priced. We ended up going for pudding elsewhere as we waited so long for...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Hi Franny Sorry we let you down on the service speed. I do hope you come back and try our desserts next time, as they are delicious. In the meantime we'll work on our service speed, which is normally good but sounds like some of our guys were a bit jaded after a long weekend Mark

Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to give more but initially i started with a two, i phoned up at 12pm and asked about parking which was helpful from the lady who answered and i asked what time is check in she said 2pm, then on arrival at 2pm said rooms arent ready and we could just leave our personal belongings in the pub...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Thanks the review, I will pass your kind comments on to the team. They will be delighted.

Reviewed March 25, 2015

Popped in on Friday evening without booking. Fantastic menu, our food was beautifully presented and tasted great. The only negative was I felt the tables were a little close together and could of done with a couple of tables being removed.

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I get what you say about the tables. We just wish we had more space. Mark

preston
Reviewed March 24, 2015

not used it much in the past but really enjoyed it, the bar staff were great, attentive and fun, we ate 4 times in 6 days after a long walk, thought it was pricey but the food was great, the waiting staff were good and made time to chat, good mix of ages and backgrounds, used by locals witch is...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Hi Keith Thanks for the great review, much appreciated. Mark

Cumbria
Reviewed March 18, 2015

Initially taken aback by the high prices, but once the food arrived the cost was justified , restaurant prices for restaurant quality food. The male staff both on the bar and waiting on were super, very attentive , however the females worked in two speeds: slow and stop!, they forgot what they were asked and went off for drinks and...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Thanks Marie for the lovely comments. I'm really glad you enjoyed your meal and I've given the girls some Red Bull.

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stopped over for one night at The Royal Oak having stopped over in the centre of Keswick before (at a different hotel). Its ideally situated close to everything in the town centre. Iv read a few complaints from people about the lack of parking. At the most it is a about 2 mins walk from the large local car...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated. It's great when people like yourself can appreciate what coming to Keswick and staying with us is all about. Mark

Keighley, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 13, 2015

Second visit to the Royal Oak, this is a lovely hotel and ideal for walkers with a dog. It has a very relaxed atmosphere but the service and food is excellant. The rooms are very nice and so is the bar area. The hotel staff are attentive and very dog friendly.We will definately come again. Would have no hesitation to...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Thank you Martin, for the great comments. The Royal Oak is all about good food and beer and good service in a relaxed environment where you can bring your dog and enjoy a chat with like-minded people. We provide a four star standard of accommodation where people can have a good night's sleep after a long walk. And thanks for...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Royal Oak 6th - 9th March. Parking is a problem but we found a space near the church. I would think parking is a problem with most places to stay in Keswick. I would recommend the Royal Oak to anyone wanting somewhere central to stay , nice rooms, very good food and friendly...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Thank you Ann for the comments, very much appreciated. Mark

Longnor, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 6, 2015

This should not be called a hotel,as a previous writer has wrote its a pub with rooms.On arrival with 2 small dogs we were told to unload our luggage then find our own parking space in a residential area which was approx half a mile away ! The room itself was only fit for a solo traveller,walking around the bed...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

Hi Gary Thank you for your comments. We always recommend to people who are bringing pets that they upgrade to one of the larger rooms which provide plenty of space and cost only marginally extra. People who do upgrade always tell us that it was worth the extra. In terms of the phrasing in some websites who class us as...

Manchester
Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was surprised on arrival at this 'Hotel' as is came seemingly highly graded on 'booking.com'. If you book here expecting a hotel in the usual sense then this is not for you. Parking is non-existent and I was directed to on road free parking 'just a few yards round the corner near the church'. Well trust me you should...

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TheRoyalOak_Manager, General Manager at The Royal Oak at Keswick, responded to this review

If you just change your review title to "an inn with rooms" you will have got it right as that is what we are. Booking.com may have us on their list when you seek accommodation under hotels but we very much see ourselves as an inn. We're a 4 star inn with comfortable rooms and high quality food and drink...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Oak at Keswick is a welcoming pub offering great home-cooked food and accommodation in the vibrant market town of Keswick, which is situated on the lakeside North of Derwentwater in Cumbria's Lake District. The Royal Oak at Keswick offers a pleasing blend of pub, restaurant and hotel rooms with a well stocked bar and a varied menu of freshly prepared produce and seasonal ingredients. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Oak at Keswick

Address: Main Street, Keswick CA12 5HZ, England (Formerly The Inn at Keswick)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range: $101 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Oak at Keswick 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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