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The Riverside Bar

| Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
+44 17687 77208
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  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
| Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional Lakeland bar with excellent range of beers & gins. Bar food served lunch and evening. Slate floors so walkers and dogs welcome. Real Fire ready for those cold winter days & nights. Excellent service.

Thank jan s
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

We had a meal here recently while doing the Coast to coast walk (we were camping down the road). The staff were great and the meal was lovely. Additionally the waitress and chef went above and beyond for us. We had found out that there...More

Thank dshill2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Scafell Hotel, where we'd had a superb meal in the restaurant the evening before. We visited the Riverside bar on site for an evening bar meal this time, and were disappointed with the food. I ordered homemade parsnip soup, which...More

Thank 771carolyns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped in to borrowdale for a nice walk, stopped off here for a bite to eat, food was lovely and efficient friendly staff gave it a welcoming feeling, beer very good too

Thank bobg1990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the hotel with our pet the riverside allows pets. Note you can't use the main restaurant located in hotel with pets. Food orders taken at bar and they do not take reservations. There is a specials board and regular menu, most dishes priced...More

Thank DebraZebra_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pub grub with lots of choice. Nice atmosphere. You can't book a table, it is first come first served so get there early as it always appears to be busy. Staff friendly and food excellent.

Thank Jillyflower1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous place , lovely and friendly , and great food . Was very relaxing and loved every minute of being here, will definetly be back very soon x

Thank didiproudfoot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a meal after a long walk the food was great. However only just managed to get a table so I would recommend to book in advance. But well worth a visit.

Thank H_B10_10
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Great food , good friendly bar staff , pet friendly, a good pint and would recommend calling in if Passing.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Stopped down the road in borrowdale, went for a walk looking for a pub and found this place, and what a find it was!! Ordered the lamb which was beautifully cooked.. all the meals are good hearty English pub grub. The meals were surprisingly really...More

Thank Nicholas Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Borrowdale  >  Rosthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 77208
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The Riverside Bar is the pubic bar directly beside the Scafell Hotel and offers a great range of real ales from Jennings, Copper Dragon to beers from Local and Micro breweries like Keswick Brewery, Hesket Newmarket and Barngates , fine malts (we have over 60 to choose from), great 'Fill Yer Boot's' menu with regular specials and proper Cumbrian 'crack'. Here you meet the locals from around Borrowdale Valley as well as other visitors within the area. The bar is an ideal place to finish after a good hearty walk where you can enjoy a drink and discuss your day's adventures in front of open fires (seasonal) or on the veranda during those warmer months. This popular bar overlooks the river yet is cosy in all weather. This is where the popular Borrowdale Fell Race finishes and a good place to meet many of the fell race stars or view the Fell Race winner's board above the main fireplace. Pop along to experience some real Lakeland' and enjoy the laid back atmosphere with great service, great beer and great food.
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