Nice little place in a lovely spot, popular food with a modern twist, real ales and good wines, and seats outside; bedrooms

The good pub guide review

As the walking cartoons and attractive Lakeland mountain photographs on its textured white walls attest, the Langstrath is well located for outdoor pursuits, with fells all around and both the Cumbrian Way and the Coast to Coast path close by. It's a friendly and civilised small inn and the neat, simple bar (at its pubbiest at lunchtime) has a welcoming log fire in a big stone fireplace, rustic tables, plain chairs and cushioned wall seats. Theres's Jennings Cocker Hoop and Cumberland and Keswick Gold plus a changing guest on handpump, 25 malt whiskies and several wines by the glass; background music. The restaurant has fine views and there's a cosy residents' lounge too (in what was the original 16th-c cottage). Outside, a big sycamore shelters several picnic-sets that look up to Eagle Crag. Disabled access (but not to the comfortable bedrooms).

The good pub guide food review

Tasty food includes lunchtime baguettes, sandwiches and jacket potatoes, rainbow trout salad, slow-roasted shoulder of lamb, rump steak with shallot and brandy cream sauce, pheasant stuffed with wild boar and damsons, cumberland sausage with mustard mash, sweet potato and black bean burger, and puddings such as crumble of the day and blueberry sundae.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Langstrath, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XG

(017687) 77239

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-10.30 Tue-Sun