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Cafe Bar 26

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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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love this place for a drink in the evening and have visited many times, in fact every time we are in the town! Its unique in Keswick as a bar which has nice décor and a good vibe and so an alternative to the many traditional pubs in the town. Good selection of wines and beers and prices that... More 

Thank WalkerCheshire
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sat by the fire it took a long time before anybody took our order, we where brought over two teas which where ordered then she came back and took them off us as apparently they where for another table , she then brought more tea over but no milk we finally got milk but the teapot had no tea bag... More 

Thank moopy68
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband can wade through the daily fry with a slice but it doesn't do it for me. Looking at the menu I could see this place would give my jaded tastebuds a boost and it did. The lovely Spanish stew of tomatoes peppers and feta was a tasty delight - great warm artisan bread all topped off by efficient... More 

Thank CatherineTh0mps0n
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is in a great location and the rooms are so cosy. Bed is really comfortable just what u need after a long day walking. Great choice of drinks at the bar from coffees to cocktails. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Would stay again.

Thank Kate L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this relaxed yet professional cafe/bar with a strong Spanish flair for a brunch. Was quite busy but service was still good and had a little wait for the food but drinks arrived quickly. The coffee (flat white) was really smooth and nice - almost as good as the best I've had, in Madrid of all places. We both chose... More 

Thank Phil D
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I (& Minnie the dog) visited this restaurant today & the food & service were great! We'd had a long day walking & decided to call in for a late lunch - we chose 6 tapas dishes between us, each one was tasted great & were decent sized portions. I'd highly recommend the sardines on toast &... More 

Thank Sw7900
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was on a visit to Keswick from our home in Carlisle and on the way to the gallery nearby we spotted this little gem. We managed to get a great spot next to the window at a busy Saturday lunchtime ; the weather was typically Lake District and so many visitors were seeking shelter in various cafes/pubs. We were greeted... More 

Thank WendandKris
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in as I fancied a coffee and a cake and my friends a cocktail / glass of wine . . . one of our party fancied a lemoncello cocktail which was advertised on a chalk board but we were told it was only available when dining, even though all the ingredients were visible behind the bar. I asked... More 

Thank Peter C
Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here just before Christmas. The food was acceptable tapas food but was, in my opinion, overpriced for what was on offer. Also, some of the items were not as described e.g. parma ham with figs actually came with melon instead of figs (with no explanation from staff), and 1/2 loaf of bread was more like the size of a... More 

Thank KellyR744
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262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called for a quick coffee before leaving the area, and the staff could hardly have been more helpful. Food being served looked good, but we didn't try anything as we were on our way elsewhere. Enjoyed it enough to warrant reviewing it and will definitely eat here next time in the area.

Thank BruceYork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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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