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The Filling Station

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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, England
+44 17687 72103
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a refreshing experience - bike decor, great music, friendly staff and lovely food. I know we weren't exactly doing the likes of L'Enclume and Sharrow Bay this time but, taken as a whole, this was some of the most satisfying grub during our stay. Other places might be rated above this but goodness knows why - most of them... More 

2 Thank GrahameandHelen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in after a fell walk and had the steak blackstone and a side order of fries. Got a lovely smile on arriving and friendly service throughout. Food arrived promptly and was hot and delicious.

1 Thank David G
Penrith, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday afternoon. Waited 35 mins for grub. Busy busy. Problem was the cook forgot our kids meal Claimed not to have seen it. No real apology No offer of money back. Too keen to sit with the front of house staff and gossip. Will still come back but maybe not on a Saturday

1 Thank emeraldcassan
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has always been on the list to visit, as I had heard so many good things about it, and boy it didn't disappoint. As the day was sunny and warm we opted to sit outside. I opted for the full English breakfast, whilst my partner opted for the pancakes. Both were perfect. Great coffee and service, and dog friendly.... More 

2 Thank Simon F
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was recommended by our folks who had stopped for a drink during start of our holiday and seen reviews last year but didn't get chance to visit. My partner & I ended up going 3 days in a row for breakfast and wasn't disappointed! Good variety of dishes and drinks to choose from but decided on a mug of tea... More 

2 Thank Helen B
FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station, responded to this review

Hi Helen Many thanks for your kind and generous review. We're glad you liked your visits to us and in particular our pancake stacks which are extremely popular. And thanks for the excellent photo too! Regards K More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You know that sinking feeling you get on the last day of your holiday? You've had a great time, and don't want it to end? Well, The Filling Station Cafe is the perfect antidote! Friendly staff, great coffee (or a pint of tea - yay!) and a brilliant breakfast menu. Between us, we had bacon & egg subs and pancakes;... More 

2 Thank Shirley R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cafe/diner have been going for a few years now never had a bad meal.its always Our first port of call after our drive to Keswick always a friendly welcome by the staff and great food. A must place to try in Keswick and dog friendly too.

2 Thank Graeme P
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Mrs LJ and I popped in for coffee two mornings ago. Excellent well priced coffee and a lovely brunch. Eggs Florentine and Eggs Blackstone (we went half and half) which was cooked and presented perfectly. Service was quick and friendly. It was the first time Mrs LJ had been but she was making a list of things on the menu... More 

1 Thank marklj l
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch here with my kids, my sister and her family. The staff were great, the food was brilliant and I'd certainly recommend it if you're in the area. The only let down? They didn't have any t-shirts in my size, but I now know they'll be doing mail order before Christmas. Seriously, go here if you're in... More 

1 Thank Duncan H
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a great Cafe to call in for refreshments if your travelling around the Keswick Area. Motorcycles welcome; this cafe has a classic motorcycle diner theme. Great coffee & food to revive you. Staff are really nice & friendly and very helpful Well Recommended :-)

2 Thank Lee T

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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
Average prices
Fast Food, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PP, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?