The Lake District has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom, and the attractions are pretty obvious. There is the spectacular scenery and the myriad hill-walking activities, but what we’d like to concentrate on when talking about The Horse and Farrier in Keswick is the food and drink, of course, and in that regard they’re worth a visit alone. They offer the best in British and Cumbrian cuisine to Threlkeld, with a menu and a bar that puts the local region front and centre of their business. Reserve yourself a table now.
On the slopes of Blencathra in the village of Threlkeld, The Horse and Farrier pub has stood for over 300 years. In that time, they’ve picked up a thing or two about hospitality and cooking, and they’ve built themselves a reputation for excellence in both food and drink that goes much further than Keswick and Cumbria. The style is very much informed by the region – a full range of Jennings Lakeland beers are there behind the bar – and the menu is rooted in British traditions and the local ingredients that are readily available.
Start your meal at The Horse and Farrier with a few British pub classics – we’d go for the breaded garlic mushrooms or the Farrier prawn cocktail – before moving on to something from the grill. Traditional Cumberland sausage is always a favourite in Keswick, as is the Lakeland beef burger, and for vegetarians, there is a bean and celery chilli or a mushroom stroganoff. Book a table at The Horse and Farrier in Threlkeld and make the most of this Cumbrian institution in the heart of the Lake District.
The pub is a Lovely place, very dog friendly, staff are brilliant, helpful and polite, serving really great food. We have already booked a revisit. 👍
What a great place the Horse and Farrier is! We went there because we are staying in Threlkeld but would definitely come from further out. Parking is easy, access is flat, which is important to me! The table are a mismatch of styles which really suits the place. The staff are friendly and helpful. The Sunday roasts are excellent, a Yorkshire served with every meat! There is also a diverse bar food menu. We will have to go back!
Excellent food and hospitality in pleasant surroundings. Menu choice is great and food plentiful. This is our second visit and we will be back again.