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The Riverside Bar

) #2 of 2 Restaurants in Rosthwaite $$ - $$$ , British,
| Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
+44 17687 77208
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“chicken” (6 reviews)
“leek pie” (4 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
| Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
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Reviewed 5 days 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
Restaurant's Favorite
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 6 days 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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed July 19, 2017

A very popular bar that serves great food in a relaxed atmosphere. We spent three nights in this bar with friends and I would certainly recommend it.

Thank Lorgra252
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

A bustling exceptionally busy pub bar with a good menu with wide range of interesting and traditional dishes ( albeit somewhat overpriced for what they were -but hey centre of world heritage site and all that !). No need to book and wait for table...More

Thank Lluest
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Been coming to this pub for years now, perfect end to a walk from Hallows farm however we turned up on Friday night for a few drinks to see out the end of a camping trip, ordered drinks, played Uno, as you do.. Got to...More

Thank twistedvaccine
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Come here every year with friends while camping in keswick, always loved it! However on this occasion we were a little disappointed it was just getting on 10pm and we asked for coffees and were told the coffee machine had been cleaned and switched off!...More

Thank Rachael D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $19
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, Waitstaff
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  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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