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5.2 /6 Excellent 73 Reviews

The Horse and Farrier

Threlkeld Bar £££ +100
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About The Horse and Farrier

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
The Horse and Farrier, Threlkeld, CA12 4SQ Keswick

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

73 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 73 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
04.08.2017 13:04

Excellent service, friendly staff. Good choice of menu & superb food! Would definitely recommend & will most definitely be returning when next visiting the area. A+++++

3 reviews so far 6
24.07.2017 15:04

Lovely food. Easy to book online. Old fashioned ambience associated with coaching in. Pleasant surroundings with excellent facilities for the family. Real ale on offer too

1 review so far 6
17.05.2017 11:41

Lovely food and lovely place. Very welcoming. Me and my partner had a great evening. Lovely ambience and staff very helpful and nice. Definelty go again

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 08:22

Olde world pub,Very good ,excellent service, great food , although very busy on a bank holiday weekend still great service and food was lovely really enjoyable

1 review so far 5
13.02.2017 20:30

Great pub food in a lovely atmosphere, with a nice pint of Jennnings to wash it down. A bit draughty near the door, but then it was a wild night outside!

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 13:40

Excellent all round,food, service and atmosphere. The lamb is to die for. Would recommend to any one. Forget Keswick would come here every single time

1 review so far 5
24.05.2017 17:33

A pleasant country inn, which served good food in convivial surroundings. Staff were friendly and efficient. Helpful when we mentioned a shellfish allergy. Good to be able to book online.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 08:21

Great service and delicious food. good variety on the menu with something to please everyone. Beers served well and a good choice of gins available.

1 review so far 6
24.12.2016 15:14

We were very impressed with both the service and the food! Every meal we ordered was delicous and very reasonable! We couldn't recommend it anymore.

1 review so far 6
28.02.2017 09:56

Excellent food & service. Friendly & warm welcoming staff. We had a party of 10 and nothing was too much trouble, 10 out of 10

2 reviews so far 6
17.09.2016 20:05

Lovely food and exceptional friendly service. Men in group appreciate the real ales on tap! Coming every night of 7 day stay in village. Fantastic

3 reviews so far 5
07.05.2017 14:04

Booking on line great. Food selection excellent and very tasty. Service slow but only because two staff were off sick. Just had more beer and conversation. Would recommend.

1 review so far 5
10.09.2017 14:49

Great atmosphere and food as always. Took friends who had never been before and they were very impressed. We will be returning next year for our annual visit.

1 review so far 5
29.05.2017 07:40

Very friendly, good choice of interesting food, good beers, nice atmosphere. Thank you. Good location for walking the northern fells and the northern part of the Hellvelyn ridge.

1 review so far 5
20.04.2017 09:01

Excellent Sunday lunch. A real plate full and tender beef. Friendly staff did have to ask for dessert menu though. Would definitely go again when in the area.

3 reviews so far 5
12.10.2016 18:37

Warm & welcoming pub, with a good choice of well presented and enjoyable food. The temptation is to return regularly to enjoy all it has to offer

1 review so far 5
04.08.2017 09:50

booked on line for 8pm, table was made ready sooner, very friendly service and a good meal, i am happy to recommend to any of my friends

1 review so far 4
26.06.2017 09:07

Friendly Service and atmosphere, the food was well presented but not cheap. If staying overnight make sure you are booked into the main building and not in the annexe property across the road.

1 review so far 5
06.06.2017 12:13

Brilliant food as always but service was a bit slow and the problem in the kitchen resulted in us waiting an hour between starters and mains.

1 review so far 5
21.06.2017 17:23

Friendly helpful staff. There is not a lot of choice on the menu but the food is good with interesting options such as the lamb dish.