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Cafe Bar 26

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Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian
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26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
+44 17687 80863
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:45 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, just off the centre, next to bars and shops. Room 2 is beautiful, small bathroom and shower but it's clean and modem. The breakfast choice is excellent I had veggie and Mam had full - both stunning. Great value for money! Would definitely recommend for a few nights stay 👍🏽

Thank Harper73
Redcar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good that you can book for 1 night. 5 of us stayed here all rooms clean and had all you need. No parking which was a problem as we could only pre pay parking until 7am, so had to get up early to go and pay more parking fees, which are extortionate in Keswick , £9 for 12 hours.The car... More 

Thank Jackie M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for lunch/afternoon snacks. Nice bar, staff excellent. Loved the coffee, and my partner enjoyed carrot cake. Had a beer the following evening & tried the tapas, really enjoyed the food & the place, lively atmosphere, pretty good value.

Thank wanderer298
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a night out in Keswick and came across the cafe bar 26. It looked quite lively and inviting so we went in for a drink. We ordered 4 cocktails which cost £30. That's not bad if you actually got any alcohol in them! The barman got one of the drinks wrong but insisted we ordered it. He went... More 

Thank kathleenmaryjane
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressed with our visit to the Bar 26. The soup was very good, served with sourdough bread. A tasty change from run of the mill flavours. Lots of other snacks and main meals to choose from and wine and beer are also available.

Thank Irene A
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us were walking the Cumbria Way. we stayed here on the 4th and 6th July 2016. The rooms are not big but very comfortable. The restaurant at the ground floor serves very good flatbread (thin pizza) and other pub food. They also have live band. The staff are friendly and accommodative. Since we were coming back to stay... More 

Thank billykang
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in with hubby, we detoured too Keswick on our way home, and after a wander around the shops etc, we dropped in here for hubby had Stella and I had a pot of tea, it was pleasant enough, quiet, staff quick, and drinks were nice, Would. Is it again if we were in the area

Thank ablb
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had noticed this cafe the night before and had decided to give it a try the following evening. We were not disappointed. We had the flatbreads which were lovely and my husband enjoyed one of their mocktails. Good food and a great atmosphere is why I've written this review

Thank Andrea C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to pop in for a coffee or even a gin after a walk round the lake, then great for a drink in the evening. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Emj2201
United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb Spanish tapas to suit all. My daughters love this place! Dog friendly and excellent food and rink. Very busy in summer so service can be a bit slow but worth the wait! An experience to enjoy but best to book ahead. Will be returning for sure!

Thank supercritic2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Cafe, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
8:45 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lake Road | Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 80863
Located on a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of Keswick, close to the busy market square and shores of Lake Derwentwater, Cafe Bar 26 is a relaxed Mediterranean style cafe bistro by day and a vibrant wine and cocktail bar in the evening with a unique atmosphere. Feeling peckish? We serve tasty cooked breakfasts every morning 8.45Am - 11.30Am, brunch and lunch from Midday until 3.00Pm and tapas and Italian style flatbreads 5.30Pm - 8.30Pm. We also serve great illy coffee, interesting wines, continental beers, cocktails and champagne all day long! Perfect after a day on the fells or simply a stroll around the shops. There is also Live Music every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00Pm.

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