Our 5 Favourite Pubs & Bars In Keswick

Keswick is home to a great variety of pubs and bars. Whether you’re looking for a cosy pub where you can kick back by the fireside after a long day on the fells, somewhere that’s dog friendly, or a stylish bar where you can enjoy a few drinks at the weekend, there’s somewhere for everyone in Keswick. We’ve come up with a few of our favourite pubs and bars for you to visit during your stay in Keswick. 

Farmers Arms, Portinscale

The Farmers Arms is a Keswickian pub which serves up hearty food with a lovely selection of cask ales, too. This casual setting is perfect for relaxing during the evening - whether that’s in the bar area or the beer garden. Regardless of where you choose to sit, Farmers Arms is Casque Mark accredited, so you know you’re in for a decent pint of whatever you fancy when you’re there. You can get to Farmers Arms just off the A66 in the village of Portinscale and also the Cumbrian Way walk.

The George 

The George Hotel is one of the oldest hotels not only in Keswick, but also in the Lake District, having been built originally in 1665. This 350 year old inn has a cosy, welcoming bar area, featuring traditional oak beams and a roaring fire. At the end of a long day exploring Keswick and the surrounding fells, we can’t think of a better way to relax than with a pint of local Jennings cask ale, or your drink of choice from The George’s extensive range of wines and spirits. 

The King's Arms

The King’s Arms is popular with both locals, guests, and man’s best friend - this dog friendly pub is one of our favourites. The friendly atmosphere of the bar and lounge area, as well as the fantastic array of Cumbrian ales, guest ales, and Keswick’s biggest whisky range, make this a must-visit pub during your stay. With over 40 whiskies on offer, you can even become a whisky connoisseur by taking part in the Kings Arms Whisky Shelf loyalty card, available from the bar. 

Armathwaite Hall

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa is home to both the Courtyard Bar and Brasserie, offering a perfect space for anyone looking to enjoy an informal drink, as well as the decadent Cocktail Bar. The cocktail bar features plush seating and a champagne booth, making it an ideal location to celebrate a special occasion, or head there for an indulgent date night. 

Back Bar, Inn On The Square 

The Back Bar is a family friendly pub, which can be found at the rear of the Inn on the Square in Keswick town centre. This is a fantastic pub to bring friends and family, as well as your four-legged friends, and enjoy some home-cooked pub food and a range of drinks. Live sports are shown on plasma TVs, with a pool table and darts to entertain all the family. There’s also regular live music, making Back Bar a fun and lively pub to visit for a night out in Keswick.

We hope our guide to some of our favourite pubs and bars in Keswick has given you some inspiration for your trip. To find out more about things to do in Keswick, from where to go to what to do, visit our website