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Old Keswickian

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5-7 Market Square | Keswick, Keswick CA12 5BD, England
+44 17687 73861
11:00 - 23:30
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip to keswick is not complete until we go to the keswickian. In my opinion these are the best fish and chips in keswick.

1 Thank Gill B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for fish and chips and that is what we got. Only negative was the price . I suppose that's the price you pay for being in the middle of Keswick. Banter

1 Thank northerngeordie
Matlock, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had an excellent dinner of fish (cod) and chips with peas/mushy peas/baked beans. The fish was lovely cooked in a thin, crispy batter. The chips were beautifully crispy too. The restaurant on the first floor was bright, comfortable and smart. Service was polite and quick. We will definitely be pleased to return and recommend to everyone.

1 Thank Tansley_tripper
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met up with friends and had tea here the staff were very nice and the food good. Fish was cooked just right. four of us ate and had a drink for around £40.

Thank Carolian55
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has to be visited every time in Keswick... who can resist the lure of the freshly cooked fish 'n chips when in the square...

Thank Rob G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know it's quite a statement but I found the pure excellence of the chips and quality of the fish to be truly delicious. I didn't witness any awards in the shop which I found surprising given how much we enjoyed them. One negative point; staff don't seem to be very happy in their work

Thank Stuart R
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A traditional ‘fish-and-chippy’ par excellence; situated in a centre prime position; battered cod or haddock served with home-cooked chips and mushy peas and accompanied by lashings of tea; it looks good, it tastes good, it is probably the best in the county.

Thank StevoCumbria
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch in the upstairs restaurant which looks to have been recently refurbished. The service was good and the fish and chips excellent - crispy and not greasy, couldn't fault it.

Thank paulmiddle2017
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (2 couples and 3 teenagers) ate in the upstairs restaurant. 7 meals and drinks for £65. Good portion sizes, and the quality was excellent. The service was friendly, and helpful, and the length of wait for the meals was fine too. Will eat there again next time we are in Keswick.

Thank Sanddancer steve
Brit in Southern England
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best fish and chip suppers this side of Brexit. Plenty of sitting customers and a takeaway queue backing into the square tells its own story of a quality chippy.

Thank yapton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Market Square | Keswick, Keswick CA12 5BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73861

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?