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Royal Oak Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 Braithwaite B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 31, 2011

I stayed here with 5 mates for 3 nights. We had great time excellent food, superb beer. The rooms were fine, clean & comfortable, good showers and TV. Breakfast was great and plenty of it and the staff very friendly. We certainly intend to stay here again. It is very convenient for Keswick and the NE Lakes.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2011

Not spent the night here only ate here which we do regularly when visiting this area. It is what I would deem a proper pub atmosphere at lunch times and I would imagine more so in the evenings as they have live entertainment and things going on. The interior is dark and echoes dark reds and gold walls with traditional cast iron pub tables. There is one public bar on two levels, with a TV which tends to have the sound off (which pleased us). There is a stone fireplace and a log burner too. The curtained windows are small and the pub is located on the entrance to the Whinlatter Pass against the cliff face on one side, with a small road in front of it leading you through the pretty villages with cottages accessed across the beck, the shop! yes I said shop, and the start of the Newlands Pass. Both passes are extremely spectacular in different ways. The Hotel has a car park with tables tucked around its perimiter, with the road leading you back to the campsite which also boast, yes a shop! and beautiful Lake Bassenthwaite in the distance. We only have sandwiches at lunchtimes as we are amply fed where we stay. The Royak Oak offers a good selection and the hot meals are also tempting and the suite board. They obviously have a resident chef as the plate is always garnished with a proper salad with a dressing on, which varies, sometimes with olives and usually croutons.
The beer is good, I always opt for the Cumberland, served in a Cumberland glass and we finish with 2 very descent sized proper exppressos and an almond macaroon.
The bar staff are knowledgable and pleasant. The window ledges are stuffed with places see guides. It seems a popular stop with cyclists and walkers alike. The toilets are spotless. Only down side if it could be called one is when the bar person (who may have been management?) whacked off the crumbs and food debris on to the floor whilst clearing up. We also had to sit amongst our dirty plates for our expressos. If he had cleared we may have had a pudding. We cleared it ourselves and put them on another table. Not a severe critisism - just a point. The food is excellent value and cost me £8 less than I paid in two supposedly upmarket inns in the area, and their food was not up to the Royal Oak standard.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Braithwaite
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Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Braithwaite
Number of rooms: 10
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Royal Oak Hotel Braithwaite, Lake District - Keswick

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