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The Filling Station

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Cafe, British, Vegetarian, Diner, Grill, Gluten Free
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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
+44 17687 72103
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely brunch, mostly consisting of pancakes and coffees. Friendly staff, dog friendly inside. Would like to see vegan options on the menu.

1 Thank russellc123
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on a wet Saturday afternoon after keep saying we will drop in and try some food . So glad we did as had the most amazing A66 burgers !!! Lovely atmosphere , friendly staff and will certainly be coming again as frequent visitors to Keswick .

2 Thank Emzvale
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a few times, usually for lunch, usually after a ride out. It's a lovely place, very welcoming staff, interesting posters and memorabilia inside, great burgers and coffee. It's always been sunny when I've been, though I don't think they guarantee that.

1 Thank Martin S
West Timperley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great drive up to it and superb when you get there. Small but just perfect for nice lunch and at night they have live bands sometimes. Go to place for Car Clubs and Bikers to meet.. hence why Burgers are just perfect. Great Bike memorabilia on the wales and even a Juke Box, always something interesting to look at outside.... More 

1 Thank Mikec1098
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pancakes were brilliant, coffee was large as it should always be, staff were friendly and the cafe was set out brilliantly and unusual. a little gem in the lakes.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quite unique experience at this former filling station just off the A66 at Keswick. The food and drink are good - service not as good as some of their competitors. We've called in a few times and been happy with the service

1 Thank stanleyedmund
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner bragged about this place for weeks before he finally got me here and WOW! What a Gem he found.... Right on the outskirts of Keswick, parking no problem, staff lovely and friendly without being in your face...... Yes! Staff that Smile! and aren't put out to have customers!!!! A shock I know!!!! 2 fab young ladies who I... More 

2 Thank helenbN6794GC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here a few times now, always outstanding food, staff very friendly, can't wait to visit again.

1 Thank Paul F
Liversedge, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its been a while since our last visit but i have to say its still my favourite cafe in the whole lake district, great food, great service and a lovely quiet location just outside the busy town centre. Oh and dog friendly too :-)

1 Thank Peter H
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in with the family on our way into Keswick...Great burgers as usual. Breakfast looked fab would love to try it next visit but this time just wanted a snack. Friendly helpful staff. Will be back again soon. Keep up the good work!!! 😊 Would recommend a visit.

Thank 120Buttons

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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
Average prices
$4 - $13
Cafe, British, Vegetarian, Diner, Grill, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72103
Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards and finalists again in 2015. We offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of Lakeland Steakburgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.

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