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Farmers Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
| Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
+44 17687 75066
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (9 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
| Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
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1 - 10 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked here from our BnB and had dinner one evening. The food is all traditional pub food - lasagne, chilli, burger, steak, etc. My burger was lovely, and really hot in the middle. Dogs are allowed which I like in a pub. Lovely and...More

Thank SarahElsley
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to this pub, nice setting, fire is not real and I was a bit cold. Food looked and tasted like a school dinner in the sixties. Had Steak pie mash peas and turnips.the food was ok but not worth 14.75 more like £7.95....More

Thank Jill121212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place Saturday 2nd Feb around 3pm. The place looked nice from the outside, when we entered the pub it really felt like we were intruding. I asked the lady at the bar two simple questions and on both occasions was greeted...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Fish was standard out of a freezer, not home made as were other dishes. Sadly not good enough to make another trip. Staff friendly and accomodating. Wish the electric pretend stove had been real as needed the warmth.

Thank cathscat
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Called in for a pint after climbing the Cat Bells, nice beer but the atmosphere was awful. Would rather have a beer sat on the boot of my car. Landlord has even blocked the darts board with empty tables... huh?

Thank Liam A
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Under new management stopped off in m/h was made to feel very welcome had a few beers. Very good prices

Thank Lee-sarah V
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Visited twice in October for drinks thought it was ok but the bar prices are horrendous they are charging London prices in Keswick. The landlords both male and female are the most miserable pair we have come across . A smile cost nothing.... aApparently food...More

2  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Farmers Arms is situated off a busy dual carriageway on the way to Portinscale. It serves food most nights except Monday and the food is home made and the beers are clean, tasty and real ale. It can get a little busy for the...More

Thank swintonblue
Reviewed 18 September 2017

we ate in here 3 times and each meal was very good and plenty of it nice atmosphere and friendly staff good beer and wine definitely recommend it we ate early about 5 and easy got a table but each night it filled up so...More

Thank mandy_smith_11
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Good selection of beers - surprised to see (a good) one all the way from Hampshire! Wholesome steaks and pies. Reasonable prices & good service. Busy landlord ensuring we were happy & well looked after by his staff. Recommended.

Thank Michael K
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Susan S
22 January 2017|
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Response from Shirl W | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs allowed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 75066
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