Dog & Gun

Pub Details

2 Lake Road
CA12 5BT
(017687) 73463
Opening Times
12 - 11

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Dog & Gun, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5BT – The Good Pub Guide

Worth a Visit

Unpretentious town pub with good mix of customers in friendly bustling bar, low beams and timbers, part slate, part wood, part carpeted flooring, fine collection of striking mountain photographs, brass and brewery artefacts, reasonably priced hearty food including signature goulash in two sizes, half a dozen well kept ales, log fires; dogs (menu for them) and muddy boots welcome, children before 9pm if eating, open (and food) all day, can get very busy in season


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Rating: 3/5 (422 votes cast)

Reader Comments

Big portions for big bosses!

This deservedly busy pub has a great and ever-changing selection of beers (was nice to have Old Peculier on draft for the first time in years) and a range of good value hearty food. this includes the pub's signature dish - the delicious Goulash, which comes in 2 sizes - a huge bowl suitable for big bosses and a still respectable smaller portion for little bosses and interns (sorry Lisa!)

We love this pub when we stay in Keswick. It is always very, very busy and bustling. The beer selection is generally good and well kept. The food is limited in range but huge in portion and arrives quickly (despite the crowds).

My only issue is that it can be difficult to get a seat. Generally you just have to wait a bit and it works. Easily the best pub in Keswick.

Large selection of varied and local well-kept real ales. Gets very full early evening during the season so be prepared to wait/fight for a table. Generous portions of tasty signature dishes from a limited menu. Dog-friendly - the more besotted owners can take it a step too far for some!

The attitude and customer-service of the Lady behind the bar was appalling. As a group of middle-aged gentlemen touring the pubs of Lakeland, we sought this venue based upon previous review comments. How dissapointed we were to be hurried and snapped at to make our drinks order because 'there were other people waiting'. We were going to eat there - and decided against (after all none of us like Goulash) We choked our drinks down in an uncomfortable atmosphere and left.Not a person to have behind the bar, not a way to run a business. Very Poor.

I thought this was an excellent place. I felt totally at home as soon as I entered on a buzzy afternoon to escape the drizzle. Good local beers, good staff, a great atmosphere with a mix of locals and walkers sharing their triumphs and aches and pains of the day. When the barman placed my dinner before me with a thickly accented "One large goulash" I was in 7th heaven. A memorable part of my Cumbrian experience that weekend.

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