Keswick, a market town located in the Lake District National Park, is a hugely popular tourist destination. Located close to Skiddaw, it offers plenty for visitors - from the Cumberland Pencil Museum and local museum and art gallery, through to the Neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle. Enjoy a boat tour at Derwent Water Lake, meander through the landscaped town park and see a play at the outdoor theatre. Don't worry when you get hungry because you'll find plenty of excellent restaurants in Keswick serving up fine food, no matter the time of day!
If you're dining out with a large group but you're unsure where to go in order to suit everyone's tastes and budget, why not head to a classic British gastropub with a sizeable menu? Gastropubs are a great choice because they tend to be roomy enough to welcome in larger groups, with facilities for children too. You'll find delicious home-cooked food that includes all manner of hearty favourites, with smaller portions for lighter appetites. From classic fish and chips through to chicken tikka masala or a vegetarian Thai green curry, there will be dishes to suit every diner.
Many visitors to this part of the world come to enjoy the great outdoors, with hiking, cycling, climbing and fell running all popular sports. As a result the restaurants in Keswick are more than used to feeding hungry diners, and they serve up generous portions accordingly! If you fancy some traditional specialities, try the delectable Cumberland sausage as part of a hearty brunch or with buttery mashed potato and seasonal vegetables. Tattie Pot is also worth looking out for – a flavoursome stew that combines lamb and sausages with black pudding and potatoes. Look out too for spicy food at the Indian, Thai and Chinese restaurants in Keswick or enjoy traditional Italian pizza and pasta, mouth-watering burgers and Argentinian style steaks, and flavoursome Spanish tapas at Keswick's varied restaurants. With so many cafes and restaurants in Keswick, you'll be spoiled for choice, that's for sure!
The Horse & Farrier is one of the Keswick restaurants that Quandoo users have rated particularly highly. They offer excellent British and local Cumberland dishes in a cosy pub interior, with a well-stocked bar for those happy to linger. Alternatively, try the Keswick Park Bar & Grill in the town centre. Thanks to its ancient building and beautiful interior, it has been locally-named as the 'Queen of the Northern Lake District'. The menu is superb, featuring classics such as 8oz steaks, racks of lamb and seared cod, and there's a mouth-watering selection of puddings too. Just remember to book in advance with Quandoo to avoid any disappointment at busy times!