We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

White Horse Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
+44 17687 79883
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
“pudding” (12 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (238)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great find and one we will visit again, it isn’t pretentious in any way, the food is wholesome and excellent, 3 of us had the steak and ale pie and I genuinely don’t think I’ve tasted better. The same goes for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 188jes49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying close and wanted a Sunday Lunch. We tried a few pubs but because it was in between Christmas and New Year they were either full or not open until the evening. A google search and we found this little gem and we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan484834
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Really kind and prompt service, wholesome Sunday roast with open fires blazing. Just what we needed after a cold blast out on the fells. Very dog friendly too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alison C
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cold, rainy October Sunday after ticking Skiddaw off our list, so were ready for a homely Sunday dinner treat - we were not disappointed! The Sunday dinner was delicious, as was our dessert (we earned it!). The pub has a lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hammy_33
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I stopped at the White Horse Inn for food with friends on Saturday the 27th October and wasn't disappointed at all. The food is excellent - proper homemade, honest food, and good portion sizes too! The steak and ale pie is cracking!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lord B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We stopped here mid way round a circular walk from Mungrisdale and enjoyed a good beer on the sunny terrace to the front of the pub. The pub had just opened for lunch and we were the first people to arrive so it was very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MD-FatDonkey
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We stopped off for a pint and a packet of crisps after being blown about on the top of Blencathra, this then extended to a bowl of chips each, really well cooked and really appreciated. Good atmosphere in here, welcoming, clean and cosy window sests

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We ate here twice during our stay in Keswick we were so impressed by our first visit we decided to return. The food is delicious obviously freshly prepared on ordering and the staff very friendly. On our second visit the fire was lit which was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judith D
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We really liked this place after trying to find somewhere to eat in Keswick but everywhere was full. Driving back to our hotel we stopped off here on the off chance. We each had a main course that was just too much for us to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kenmavor
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I stopped here after climbing Blencathra. Nice pub, loved sitting outside with good views of Clough Head. I enjoyed the food, roast beef and jam roly poly. Very filling and good hearty pub food. Its expensive for what it is though, pudding was a very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FletcherFletch
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
The Whitbarrow Hotel
528 reviews
6.81 km away
The Keswick Country House Hotel
1,799 reviews
7.93 km away
Inn on the Square
836 reviews
8.44 km away
The Kings Arms Hotel
544 reviews
8.45 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Threlkeld Coffee Shop
195 reviews
2.77 km away
Sportsman's Inn
486 reviews
6.28 km away
The Royal Hotel Restaurant
166 reviews
7.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
232 reviews
2.99 km away
Rookin House Activity Centre
376 reviews
4.16 km away
Roger Savage Gyroplanes
15 reviews
6.37 km away
Castlerigg Stone Circle
1,376 reviews
6.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
17 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Eulerian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we did and it was fine. They put a dog bowl out for him next to the fire.
9 April 2018|
Response from sazrobinson73 | Reviewed this property |
I would assume so as it is a pub
Bernadette G
22 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from sheila r | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how sociable you are people very friendly down to earth pub good food If you like walking we felt people very helpful .
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Scales
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 79883
  • E-mail
The White Horse Inn and Bunkhouse is a cosy Inn located at the foot of Blencathra a few miles outside Keswick near Threlkeld. Real fires, fantastic local ale, British pub food and a warm welcome. We are also dog friendly.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing