The Royal Oak at Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria

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


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, families, suits. Now it’s pulling in diners too, with accessible menus and local supplies. The crispy duck spring rolls are delicious for kids, although they might be tempted by smaller portions of the hearty mains such as sausage and mash with cider apple chutney. Arrive early and pick a seat by a fire, then order homemade fish pie with parsley mash and mop up bread (winter doesn’t get cosier than this). Leave room for pear and apple crumble. Most of Thwaites’ cask ales are available, and well-kept. The wines are good, the landlord is interested, the staff are obliging, and there’s always a water bowl for a walker’s dog. There are delightful bedrooms too; all welcome dogs, and the largest are fabulous for families. They even have parking passes for further up the street – a boon in popular Keswick.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £4.95. Mains from £8.95.


Nightly price
from £70
19 Doubles
From £70


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Thwaites Inns

  • 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