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Farmers Arms

Bar, British, Pub
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Portinscale, Keswick, England
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice busy pub food good pub , bar food all ok no problem. Presentation good . Wine very nice and beer kept well too. All enjoyed the casual relaxed pub setting , not far from our b...b.

Thank Shirl W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice little pub (the only one in portinscale) a 2 minute walk from where we were staying, didnt try the food but a good choice of drinks and friendly service would reccomend a visit

Thank kelljoe112
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a couple of visits during our stay near Portinscale, it was quite friendly and has a nice beer garden. the ales were very good as was the food

Thank dramsman
South Shields, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a big family get together in the lakes we ended up at the pub for a Sunday evening meal. The staff were very welcoming and sorted out table for our party of 10. The meals were good pub grub and the bar has a good selection of real ales . Would recommend it for a nice night out in... More 

Thank Neil F
Darlington, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent real ale and lovely food. Dog friendly and lovely relaxed atmosphere. Food very good value and very generous portions well worth a visit. Has small beer garden at the back.

Thank ritchie20142015
West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Good beer, good food, friendly staff and very welcoming. We took our dog Gus, he was made very welcome as well. Would definitely go back, we had 2 evening meals there, food very good, staying just in the village. Would recommend

Thank Mary P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you enjoy really good food, outstanding service, and an amazing atmosphere, and a very warm welcome - we would highly recommend The Farmers Arms - Portinscale. The quality of the food is second to none - within the area of Keswick. Local sourced quality fresh ingredients, expertly cooked made for the best meal we had ever had within the... More 

1 Thank Paula F
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

On a rainy and blustery day, I wanted a cozy place to perch while my family hiked a challenging mountain peak. Fortunately, we found Jenning's Farmers Arms. Welcomed with open arms, I stayed there for several hours, drinking local ales, reading a book and people watching- the owners who run the pub couldn't have been friendlier. For hours, people looked... More 

2 Thank born2bwild
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed in Portinscale for 4 nights at a Guesthouse just down the road from here, but that will be a different review. As this pub was 10 metres away it was ideal to eat and drink. I believe it is a Jennings house with a couple of Jennings beers on tap supplemented by a couple of guest beers, which... More 

1 Thank cmajor
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say... Food wasn't that nice at all my husband had steak overpriced very salty & was very fatty out dog ate most of it ! The lasagne again was very salty. The owners of the pub were very rude n seemed very abrupt they looked like they really didn't want to be there ! I wouldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portinscale, Keswick, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: 01768772322

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