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White Horse Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
+44 17687 79883
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a hard morning Fell Running we needed refuelling and so we decided to visit the White Horse Inn. One look at what other diners were eating and it was a simple choice. The Roast Beef for Sunday Lunch. This is simply the most satisfying...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staying at a local campsite and walking all day, the White Horse has been the perfect end to our days. We have eaten here every eve this week and the food is outstanding! We have had Giant Yorkshire Pud with Steak & Ale, Lasagne, Mixed...More

Thank no-connoisseur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on both occasions we stayed in the accommodation.. it is a real pub, roaring fires and a lovely welcome. The menu has a good variety of food and the food is fantastic. Proper portions for hungry people without too many of the un-necessary...More

Thank 01JanetS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit after finding this gem last year- Still fab staff and meals and thoroughly enjoyed it - Quick cycle back to the cottage afterwards- lovely evening xx

Thank ac63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is easy to find. The accommodation is clean, modern and the beds are comfortable. The kitchens are well equipped. They even have an oven and washing machine and tumble dryer. There are benches on the patio to eat meals if it's not wet....More

Thank manstondrive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on the way back from Keswick to Staindrop. 13 of us to feed all at the same time - not only achieved in an amazingly short time but everyone commented on how good the food was. I opted for the Mixed Grill, which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice setting, but.... my partner's mixed grill was over-cooked. Some items of meat were hard to identify and almost impossible to cut. Our dog enjoyed a treat of liver, kidney and steak. I am gluten intolerant. There was only one main course that was gluten-free,...More

Thank Hev01
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We had been to this pub a few years ago, and this was a return visit. We enjoyed it just as much as before. Very helpful staff, friendly atmosphere. They welcomed us and our dog. We had a delicious dinner....mainly pub type food, but well...More

Thank Genista
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited several times during our stay nearby and had a good meal each time. There was a choice of five vegetarian main dishes each time, which was great for me. Portions are substantial so, unfortunately, we didn't try the desserts. The inn was busy...More

Thank Wiltsvisitor
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Visited as a group of 8 from Air Na Creagan Mountaineering Club. Excellent bunkhouse, clean rooms, decent showers, comfortable beds, no complaints at all for £12 per person per night. Pub good too, excellent food and beer and reasonably priced compared to other Lake District...More

Thank Steve M
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Bernadette G
December 22, 2014|
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Response from sheila r | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how sociable you are people very friendly down to earth pub good food If you like walking we felt people very helpful .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$14 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Scales
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 79883
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The White Horse Inn and Bunkhouse is a cosy Inn located at the foot of Blencathra a few miles outside Keswick near Threlkeld. Real fires, fantastic local ale, British pub food and a warm welcome. We are also dog friendly.
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