Lunch in Keswick.

On the way to see family in the Lake District on Sunday ,we stopped off in Keswick for a spot of lunch and a paddle in the lake. 🙂

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Derwent water.

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Doggy Paddle. 🙂

When I say paddle, I mean Hugo had a paddle. It was far to cold for humans! Keswick is a small market town in the North of the Lake District. It is known as one of the countries most dog friendly places, welcoming our four legged friends into a large percentage of its shops, cafes and pubs. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, my photos do not do the towns scenic location any justice.

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Beatrice Potter's creations can be found here.

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Spring shop display.
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Street scene.

We headed to the Dog and Gun on Lake Road for lunch. I was very glad that despite the pubs new owners and recent refurbishment , they are still serving its famously tasty Hungarian Goulash. 🙂

Inside the Dog and Gun.
Inside the Dog and Gun.
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We got a seat!
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Hearty Goulash.
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Plenty of real ales.

The Dog and Gun has always been a cozy and friendly establishment. Some people seem to think its new look has made it lose its traditional charm. But I think it retains it. The pub still serves yummy pub grub, happily welcomes dogs and the service was great despite it being busy. The decor nods to its long standing tradition of raising money for the local Mountain Rescue team. Collection bottles on the tables double up as table numbers.

Doggy bags are available at the bar.
Doggy bags are available at the bar.

Hugo enjoyed a few dog treats ( you can buy £1 doggy bags at the bar) whilst we wolfed down our goulash which came served with a side helping of garlic bread. Veggie goulash is also available…….as well as other fell walkers favourites. Sticky fig pudding and chocolate fudge cake were on the desserts menu. Maybe next time!

After lunch we had a quick amble round the shops including Podgy Paws pet shop where Hugo refueled for the rest of our journey up to my Mums. 🙂

At the Dog Bar.
At the Dog Bar.

Have you ever found the perfect dog friendly pub?

4 thoughts on “Lunch in Keswick.”

  1. Aw this post bought back a lot of memories – we use to always holiday in Keswick when I was growing up, loved all the walks around Derwent water and my bedroom was filled with paintings from the Beatrix Potter shop! Tasty looking Goulash!

  2. Its a fab place.We are thinking of going camping round there in the summer.I’m from Lancashire but my Mum and brother live near Penrith so we visit the area quite a bit. 🙂

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