The Royal Oak at Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
+44 (0)1768 773135
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£70 - £140
per night

Read the papers, bag the fire, tuck into a hearty pie. Then stay the night: bedrooms are comfortable and modern, and dogs are very welcome


19 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£70 - £140 per night

The Experience

Step off a pedestrianised high street, into a cosily traditional haunt. This much-loved inn beside Keswick’s old Moot Hall, with its old dark quarry tiles, long narrow bar, swish wallpapers and comfy seating attracts a diverse crowd: walkers, holiday makers, locals. Now it’s pulling in diners too, with accessible menus and local suppliers. Delicious breakfasts, hearty meals for walkers (try the wild mushroom stroganoff) as well as refreshing cocktails, craft beers and good wine.

Arrive early and pick a seat by a fire, find treats for your dog, trays for muddy boots, Herdwick sheep teapot covers in your bedroom and handmade oak hanging rails. All bedrooms (not huge but bright, colourful and airy) are dog friendly and there is one family room.

Browse the lively market in town, walk the fells, jump into lakes, return to a hearty supper, perhaps a nightcap in the bar and then retreat upstairs for a good night’s sleep.

The Royal Oak at Keswick - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Eating in. The food here is seriously good
  • Being right in the heart of the walking capital of the Lakes
  • The design details which maximise space in the bedrooms
The Royal Oak at Keswick - Gallery

You should know

  • It's not likely to be very quiet until later on - it's a busy pub in a busy town
  • It's not a luxury, mini-bar in the room sort of place but if you need anything just ask
  • No parking outside the hotel, but they can give you passes for the public car park nearby


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £70
19 Doubles
From £70


Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£15 per dog

Brunch from £7. Starters from £4.95. Mains from £8.95. Dinner from £15.


What a fabulous welcome I had! I really got the sense that the staff really wanted guests to have th best time. What was great was being right in the heart of Keswick - with the buzz of activity on the doorstep. The rooms were stylishy decorated with sweet little touches like hand knitted Herdwick sheep tea cosies. And my meal in the bar was really delicious. I am already planning a return visit!

Caroline, Sawday's Inspector

It was lovely to arrive here after a long day exploring the lakes and find a quiet corner, a local pint and some good food to refuel. Also loads of really great dogs in the bar! Comfy room, powerful shower, extensive breakfast with all the coffee we needed.

Chris, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Keswick has lots of outdoor clothing shops and a bustling twice weekly market selling everything from local food to trendy clothes, bed linen, wellies and sweets. There are some super independent shops, cafés and restaurants (try The Square Orange) and most of them are dog friendly. The theatre is about a ten-minute walk for plays, music and events. Take a stroll around the pretty lake.

Local points of interest from Daniel Thwaites

  • Tennyson and Coleridge are rumoured to have sought inspiration for their literary arts here at the Royal Oak
  • Keswick has an abundance of festivals celebrating beer, walking, hills and mountains
  • We serve craft ales brewed by our parent company Thwaites


Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Thwaites, founded in Mellor Brook near Blackburn in 1807, is still run as a family business. They branched out into hotels and country Inns in the late 1990s and Daniel Thwaites Inns has grown considerably during the 2000s. All of their lovely places to stay are innovative, generous-spirited and brimming with craftsmanship and warmth.