The George Hotel Keswick

3 St Johns Street, Keswick, CA12 5AZ
The George Hotel Keswick Outside

The George Hotel in the centre of Keswick is one of the oldest inns in the Lake District. It was built in 1655 and is brimming with period features, such as exposed beams and sash windows. This is a traditional English inn, so you won’t find chic style and luxury amenities here, but you will find a warm welcome, good food, and excellent locally brewed ale. The pub is located in Keswick’s town centre alongside the shops and other businesses.

There is limited parking available at the pub, but guests are provided with permits, allowing them free access to a public car park. Attractions within walking distance of the pub include the Keswick Launch at Derwent Water, the Pencil Museum, and the Kong Adventure Centre. For fell walkers, Keswick has numerous opportunities for adventure. Beginners will love Latrigg and Cat Bells, whilst the more experienced may wish to challenge themselves with the Coledale Horseshoe.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi


The 12 rooms within the George Hotel are tastefully presented in a traditional style, enhanced by the period features of the property, including fireplaces and ceiling beams. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, some with walk in showers and others with showers over baths. A selection of toiletries are provided. A mixture of twin, double, and family rooms are available.

In-room amenities include flat screen televisions with digital Freeview channels, tea and coffee making facilities, and a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available, but due to the historic nature of the building the thickness of the walls can result in a poor signal in some rooms.

The George Hotel Keswick Room Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

The George is one of the many pubs in the Lake District supplied by the Cockermouth brewery, Jennings. You will find a great selection of real ales in the pub’s bar, including local favourite Cumberland Ale. In addition, the pub stocks bottled beer, wines, and spirits from around the world. These can all be enjoyed in the traditional bar that is fitted with comfortable seating and open fires.

The hotel’s dining room is a popular place for tourists and locals to dine in and booking a table is highly recommended. Baguettes and lighter bites are available during the day, whilst more substantial main dishes are available throughout the day and the evening. The menu is proudly Cumbrian, with an emphasis on locally sourced produce. The pub is famous for its gigantic pies with either a steak or chicken and ham filling available. The pies are made by hand each day, and really are enormous! A children’s menu is also available with all the usual favourites for little mouths.


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