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The Dog and Gun

2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
+44 17687 73463
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“goulash” (837 reviews)
“ghoulash” (24 reviews)
“garlic bread” (78 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
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Reviewed July 15, 2016

We always visit The Dog and Gun whenever we're in Keswick. Great selection of beers - Loweswater Gold and Thirst Quencher are 2 of our favourites - and we always have the famous Hungarian Goulash - absolutely delicious every time. We tell everyone about it!!...More

Thank marghen
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub with excellent food and friendly staff. Very popular do get their early or book a table. Highly recommend the house special goulash served with dumpling and garlic bread I only order a small as couldn't finish a large portion. Have goody bags at...More

Thank ritchie20142015
Reviewed July 14, 2016

After a hard slog on your feet either up and down hills or just around this gorgeous town I reckon a plate of Welsh Rearebit and some beers at this lovely old pub is just perfect. Fun local crowd, dogs everywhere (love it), and warm,...More

Thank WendyThaiDogGal
Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Dog & Gun was recommended by some friends and I was not disappointed. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food, and wonderful location. Didn't have a dog with us that day, but was fun to see all the dogs in the pub. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank britthd
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Been before and were not disappointed on this visit. Excellent steak pies with great beer. Lively atmosphere, friendly staff.

Thank Sunny3yellow
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Pleasant little pub in the centre of Keswick. Very very dog friendly, perhaps more dog than person friendly! A great range of ales and more than adequate food. Apparently the goulash is to be recommended. The service at the bar, although very polite, was very...More

Thank swedensm
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Visited here on a Monday night. Quite busy but lovely friendly atmosphere. Some really tasty real ales too! Didn't eat but the food did look and smell lovely.

Thank Leana789
Reviewed July 13, 2016

One of many pubs in the area. This pub is a stone’s throw from Moot Hall. Dog friendly as the name suggests. Quiz every Thursday, doesn’t start till 9.30pm, 4 rounds, lasts an hour. Come by 9pm if you are hoping to find a seat,...More

Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Had the goulash it is every bit as good as others say Good selection of beers - I liked the 'back of the net' light and refreshing Doggy bag good for £1 lots of treats Efficient waitress who was working at great pace but was...More

Thank KevinO884
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Modern pub with good food on offer. Barman was nice and chatty. Good chilled place to stop at while having a walk around Keswick town centre.

Thank sarahdS6317KF
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sunday lunch
July 10, 2016|
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Response from WayneB23 | Reviewed this property |
Richard N
Does the Dog and Gun still offer free wi-fi? Thanks!
January 7, 2016|
Response from Jadedigedan |
Yes it's the cloud wifi
Audrey G
What night is the quiz on?
November 24, 2015|
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Response from Theresa F | Reviewed this property |
Thursdays - though I couldn't say at what time exactly....as we gave up waiting anf left the pub! 10 p.m. on our visit - quiz hadn't started! Board says start time 9.30 p.m!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lake Road | 2 Lake Road, CA12 5BT, Keswick CA12 5BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73463
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