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Middle Ruddings Country Inn & Restaurant

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Braithwaite, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5RY, England
+44 17687 78436
18:00 - 20:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 20:45
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just had two nights at middle ruddings hotel braithwaite Cumbria, we go to Keswick every January to go to the theatre by the lake Christmas play. This year we stayed at middle ruddings at braithwaite could not fault it ,good rooms sorted out heating when we were cold, food to die for and excellent service couldn't find a better service.... More 

Thank joycehillier
TomMcmaster, Manager at Middle Ruddings Country Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure having you. We look forward to seeing you both next year More 

Poynton, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy good quality and plentiful portions with superb beer this is for you. Usually the first week in January you don't expect to have to book anywhere you do here, which says it all

Thank Stephen M
Shropshire, UK
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the £62.50 lunch which offered choices in each course plus half a bottle of wine for each diner. The dining room was attractively decorated and the service was fine. The food was not amazing but perfectly acceptable.

Thank XKSue
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't remember a poorer meal in 2016. This is a pub trying to serve something better than honest pub food and failing miserably. The majority of dishes we ate appeared to be bought in. The pub prides itself on hearty portions and being dog friendly. Sorry not for us. We had no issue with the staff who were friendly... More 

Thank SilverfoxSheffield
TomMcmaster, Manager at Middle Ruddings Country Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you had a poor experience here. I can assure you that not a single dish is bought ready prepared all dishes are made from scratch from fresh ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Indeed as you say the Ivy house is a very good restaurant. We are sorry that we are not for... More 

Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The food here is excellent in particular the Lamb, service is great and the staff do all they can to make your dining experience a good one.

Thank Shazzam_01
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Eight of us had an evening meal which was hot and well cooked. Steak pie was excellent as were all the other meals. Plenty of veg and more provided when requested. Service was good also.

Thank Nick F
North West England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch after a bracing walk through Whinlatter. The host was very welcoming despite two wet dogs. There was an excellent selection of beers available, the Hesketh Newmarket High Pike certainly hit the spot. Lovely views across to Skiddaw. Surprisingly quiet for a Sunday lunch, no need to book.

Thank John_Drummond
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had an evening meal in here to compare it to the other dog friendly pub in town (Coledale Inn). This place is probably has a slightly "posher" feel as it's mainly a restaurant with a bar rather than the pub feel of the Coledale. Nothing to separate both on food or nice real ale served by both or indeed,... More 

Thank Dougie A
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Called for dinner without booking on Friday evening but the restaurant was busy and was offered a table within an hour so decided to go elsewhere. Booked for the following evening and had a very good meal with generous portions from an interesting menu, (Hare casserole). This is not 'fine dining' but honest value for money food and drink well... More 

Thank n0dr0g57
Stockton on Tees
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

. If you are looking for a quiet pint, a bar meal or meal from the restaurant you get fabulous food and service, great choice of real ales. And your dog is warmly welcomed...Highly recommended.

Thank Neil R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
18:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Braithwaite, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?