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White Horse Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
+44 17687 79883
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Main Road, Scales, Keswick CA12 4SY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were recommended the White Horse Inn as were were wanting a Roast Dinner. We arrived to a really warm welcome and a lovely real fire crackling away which was most welcome on such a wet miserable day. My husband had breaded mushrooms and steak...More

Thank sazrobinson73
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pleasant atmosphere, which accommodated our dogs. Enjoyed a good beer and meal, which was reasonably priced.

Thank B0bbiesbest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choice from the daily menu, worth not leaving it too late as these turned out to be popular (we were lucky!)

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying nearby we decided to eat here, having already sampled the real ales on a couple of occasions. The menu is varied with a good range of home cooked meals and we were not disappointed with the portion sizes or taste. It's very popular with...More

Thank Mr_Squirrel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheerful, welcoming staff, nice long menu, tasty food delivered promptly in cosy surroundings - what more could you want ? At lunch the full menu is available along with sandwiches and baked potatoes and all the pub standards and at least 3 veggie options. The...More

1  Thank ginger23_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 3 nights in the bunkhouse at the back of the pub and ate here every night. Luckily the food is fantastic. Had the steak burger, haddock and chips and steak and ale pie - every meal was delicious, filling and came in good time,...More

Thank Martyboy75
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

After a hard morning Fell Running we needed refuelling and so we decided to visit the White Horse Inn. One look at what other diners were eating and it was a simple choice. The Roast Beef for Sunday Lunch. This is simply the most satisfying...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Staying at a local campsite and walking all day, the White Horse has been the perfect end to our days. We have eaten here every eve this week and the food is outstanding! We have had Giant Yorkshire Pud with Steak & Ale, Lasagne, Mixed...More

Thank no-connoisseur
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Ate here on both occasions we stayed in the accommodation.. it is a real pub, roaring fires and a lovely welcome. The menu has a good variety of food and the food is fantastic. Proper portions for hungry people without too many of the un-necessary...More

Thank 01JanetS
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Return visit after finding this gem last year- Still fab staff and meals and thoroughly enjoyed it - Quick cycle back to the cottage afterwards- lovely evening xx

Thank ac63
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Bernadette G
22 December 2014|
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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 .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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.
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