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The Riverside Bar

€€ - €€€, British,
| Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
+44 17687 77208
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good22%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
| Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Borrowdale. Scafell Hotel. Next to the river, nice and simple surroundings with a small outside patio looking into the river .   You can't book for dinner so just need to grab a table and order. Not a huge choice but plenty enough to find...More

Thank Yan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is straightforward with lots of choice and good value. Staff are efficient and helpful. Nice beers too

Thank ChrisAlanRobinson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called here for some lunch whilst walking through Rosthwaite. The food is very good and well priced at lunch times, the venue is clean, smart and modern and stagg are really friendly and helpful. Large outside seating area as is the inside area.

Thank Mr_Spock56
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Great location and atmosphere, but the food is expensive for what you get, £14.50 for a tiny pie with 3 tbsp of mash 3 was ridiculous.

Thank Nesa76
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The hotel has a car park next to it that you can pay to use all day. After the hike, a trip to the bar is a welcome reward for the day’s efforts. There is a lovely fire in the middle of the room which...More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We had a meal here with our children after a day on the fells, and it hit the spot perfectly! They offer a good menu of pub food, with the extra attraction of offering half portions of any of the meals. This meant that our...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The food at the riverside bar is good food but I would argue that it is slightly overpriced in my opinion. The staff are helpful and friendly. Turkey club sandwich is definitely worth a go.

Thank Bl4ckdo9
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Friendly and unpretentious, with tasty food, good local ales and attractive setting. It was our last evening in Borrowdale and it helped to make it special.

Thank Yvonne K
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived on Tuesday night for dinner- table of 8 including 3 kids. We were told that kitchen ran out of handmade chips and mash potatoes but had French fries- although it wasn't busy at the time we figured they must've been pretty busy during...More

Thank PavM80
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had lovely local ales by the open fire on a cold February night- friendly staff and v good recommendations of the ales ( and a wee tasting). The second evening we are here --- thoroughly recommend. Fab food and unique presentation of the delicious...More

Thank JuanitadeCosmos
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Jimmy J
3 June 2018|
Response from AGNscafell | Property representative |
Hi Jimmy, we don’t take bookings in the Riverside bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Borrowdale  >  Rosthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 77208
  • E-mail
The Riverside Bar is the pubic bar directly beside the Scafell Hotel and offers a great range of real ales from Jennings, Copper Dragon to beers from Local and Micro breweries like Keswick Brewery, Hesket Newmarket and Barngates , fine malts (we have over 60 to choose from), great 'Fill Yer Boot's' menu with regular specials and proper Cumbrian 'crack'. Here you meet the locals from around Borrowdale Valley as well as other visitors within the area. The bar is an ideal place to finish after a good hearty walk where you can enjoy a drink and discuss your day's adventures in front of open fires (seasonal) or on the veranda during those warmer months. This popular bar overlooks the river yet is cosy in all weather. This is where the popular Borrowdale Fell Race finishes and a good place to meet many of the fell race stars or view the Fell Race winner's board above the main fireplace. Pop along to experience some real Lakeland' and enjoy the laid back atmosphere with great service, great beer and great food.
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