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The George

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St John Street, Keswick CA12 5AZ, England
+44 17687 72076
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a table for dinner at the George having eaten there previously. Restaurant was a warm and comfortable experience as weather was freezing outside. Food beautifully cooked and service attentive but not intrusive. Will certainly revisit!

Thank Bill W
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been passed this pub many a time over the years and do not know why we have never eaten there. On a recent trip to the lakes i decided to book something in keswick centre and this place caught my eye. It's not a bad price for an old pub and the rooms were pretty big and clean... More 

Thank Andy A
St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in without making a booking (but would recommend you book ) and were lucky to get a table following a cancellation. The pub is a little dated and of olde worlde charm and honestly doesn't reflect the quality of the service and food. We had starters which were of generous size and mains which were equally generous! The food... More 

Thank AngeWoods
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

travelling alone and booking only 2 days ahead I telephoned the George for accommodation. I was told to ring back when the manager was available and if I asked nicely he may be able to help ! given that the hotel website showed 9 rooms available out of a total of 12 tends to suggest a problem with management or... More 

Thank mickryan12016
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

3rd time here and it never disappoints. This is good basic hearty food! Nothing fancy and you wont go hungry here! Their signature dish is Cow Pie which is just stuffed solid with tender meat and thick gravy. Delicious especially when you are starving after being outdoors all day. Attentive friendly waiters and we did the pub quiz in the... More 

Thank Peage97
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been going to the George for as long as I can remember. We've stayed in their rooms a couple of times but we almost always call in for a steak pie when we are in Keswick. It's one of the best steak pies around (along with the ellerby near Whitby) The half portion of pie is massive and full... More 

Thank moggy17
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having tried to conquer the famous 'Cow Pie' twice before (and failing), my girlfriend booked 'The George' for my 29th birthday. This is a MUST, it's probably the best beef pie that you will ever try. Do not underestimate this, be a real warrior and attempt the complete pie (the half is a cop out). Good ales and good food,... More 

Thank Foxster2011
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only in for a quick drink, but gained excellent banter too. Friendly helpful staff. The food looked great and was obviously popular. We shall return.

Thank greave2016
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get into the restaurant even though we hadn't booked, (would recommend booking). Shared a lovely starter the brie wedges with cranberry sauce. Followed by the pie with mash, def only need the half portion, chicken was good, quite chunky. The beef pie was amazing, succulent beef that melted in the mouth. Very full by the end of the... More 

Thank Charlotte S
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening spent with family lovely food and friendly staff... steak was gorgeous pud was lip smacking

Thank NattyHacky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St John Street, Keswick CA12 5AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72076
Excellent Pub Food in the heart of Keswick. Comfortable restaurant as well as bar food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?