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The Royal Oak Braithwaite Restaurant

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Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
017687 78533
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited several times during our stay; it can get busy so either take a risk (have an extra excellent beer) or book. Food good, and quantities very good. The novel option of offering smaller portions (larger than children's and from the same 'adult' menu) was very well received. Definitely worth a visit, or two!

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Thank Colin L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We phoned up first to see serving times for Sunday lunch and whether we'd need to book, we were told 12-2 and just turn up before the phone was put down! The man behind the bar seemed in a mood and didn't seem pleased to see us whatsoever, we felt a bit of an inconvenience. The young lad behind the... More 

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Thank Samantha S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure about the food, but this place is homely, warm welcoming and serves the best pint of Snecklifter there is. Great pub in a cracking village

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Thank Stephen F
Durham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fabulous, great local produce and generous portions. Often pubs in the Lake District don't seem to make much of an effort with the food as they have a captive customer base but these guys really do. We went for the larger portions and there was tons, could have made do with the lighter one! Fantastic ales too,... More 

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Thank Graham D
Andover, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large (9 people) group of us visited The Royal Oak twice during our stay in Braithwaite. The food was excellent on both occasions. The lighter/smaller portions were plenty large enough for a main meal and the price was fantastic. I would highly recommend this pub as a place to eat. Booking is recommended too!

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Thank EllieT2B
Newnan, Georgia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed up the road in Thornthwaite, and found this pub by accident. Beer selection was fine, all Jennings. We ate here three times for dinner and found the food quality to be excellent. No complaints there and kids meals were good. I would recommend the "small portion" option for main course, the "normal" sizes are huge. Don't arrive before... More 

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Thank NewnanBrit
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Royal Oak provided good food and service at reasonable prices. it is only a short walk from the Hermiston hotel where we were staying.

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Thank 246hughw
Dundee
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a couple of lovely meals here during our holidays. Good value for money. Smaller portions are very good. To be recommended

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Thank WendersDundee
Bangor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an evening meal here one evening whilst on holiday close by. The food was great and a lovely atmosphere, however either the barman/owner could do with cheering up a bit. He's clearly not a fan of anyone who isn't local, would be nice if the service came with a smile and some warmth.

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Thank Emma W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Came with young family for lunch. Very quiet on this midweek day but that was fine with us. Decent pub menu with variety of hot/cold meals (some of which could be ordered as a "small portion"), and food served promptly. The pub was helpful with the kids too, providing a high chair, baby change and kids menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: 017687 78533

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