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Farmers Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Howe lane | Powe House, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
+44 17687 75066
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“lasagna” (12 reviews)
“mash” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Howe lane | Powe House, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little village pub. Staff and regulars were lovely and told us where the good walks etc were. We sat in with our dogs who were very welcome and fussed over. Lovely wine. Would highly recommend

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Quite a nice pub, not a great choice of food. Bar lady seemed unpatient and unfriendly for such a nice place. I doubt I’ll visit again it’s worth going into Keswick instead.

Thank AHSW1
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this pub due to a really bad (And obviously malicious) review Well. What can I say The landlady (Helen?) and her Dad were the friendliest folk we have met in a long while. Couldn't do enough for their customers. Everyone was made to...More

1  Thank JohnCasey29
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We stayed with friends in Pontinscale for several nights and never managed to actually get a meal a the pub! Closed on evening one (Mondays) and a big 'No food' sign for the rest of the week! With barely a handful of customers there was...More

1  Thank Travlintone
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Great food and beer, highly recommended. Nice little beer garden in a lovely village. Great place for a meal and beers after walking the local fells.

1  Thank CPCheeseman
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Poor beer choice, poorly poured beer and a manager who was obviously too impatient to even engage in polite conversation. Don’t bother going here just go into Keswick and have a decent beer somewhere.

Thank reviewskiLS
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Portinscale and as the only pub here we visited on a few occasions. The pub itself has a lovely raised beer garden perfect for the sun. Inside it’s in good upkeep. Food (we only ate once) wasn’t as nice, burger wasn’t very tasty...More

1  Thank baz601
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Friendly staff served great food which was reasonably priced. There was a good selection of food on the menu and a specials board

1  Thank 922alimary
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

A large family get together met for two evenings at this attractive village pub. We were advised by our guest house to book for dinner at weekends and the patrons , Steve and Helen, kindly and attentively , looked after us both evenings, ( we...More

Thank Bren B
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely food & drink with superb hosts who were very friendly & accommodating. Great hearty food that’s good value & extremely filling

Thank Freckles1973
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Susan S
22 January 2017|
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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, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Howe lane | Powe House, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Portinscale
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 75066
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