This has to be one of the worst eating establishments ever. OK it's a pub and you can't expect the food to be of a high standard but I find frozen reconstituted triangular fish still cold in the middle a little bit hard to take. We had arrived at 21.03 according to the clock and although we had a party of 13 were told the restaurant was closed and we would have to eat in the bar. As we looked around we noticed that although the bar was not too busy there was not a hope in hell of getting 13 seats together. We asked if we could bring two table together, they were already side by side, but the bar man said no it compromises health and safety within the bar area. One of our party then asked if would it be OK if we all stood at the bar and ate, to which Mr Grumpy told him that would be OK by him. We decided to cause less fuss we would scatter about the tables in the bar. Once our food arrived, cold triangular reconstituted fish in my case, I was informed by one of the locals on the table next to me that the barman was in fact the owner's son and he was like that to everyone. This chap also stated that he wondered why we were all sitting in the bar when there was a restaurant up stairs next to the kitchen and the staff would be having to carry the food all the way down to the bar.
This chap obviously does not care or does not want custom in his establishment and is almost hostile to tourists. Not good employment choice, but then like so many businesses in Keswick, they have probably made a lot of money in the past and can now sit back and look forward to their four weeks in the sun in January.
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