The Inn on the Square

Market Square, Keswick, CA12 5JF
The Inn on the Square Outside

Named for its enviable location in the centre of Keswick on Market Square, the Inn on the Square is the town’s only four star rated accommodation. The hotel combines Scandinavian style with Cumbrian hospitality, and is a popular choice for those seeking a comfortable place to rest after a day exploring the central Lake District fells. Here you are just a short walk from the shore of Derwent Water, and seconds from the bustling shops of Keswick.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Wifi


The Inn on the Square has 34 rooms, all decorated in a modern Scandinavian style. Furniture has been handcrafted by a local furniture company, and the rooms benefit from a host of luxury extras. You will find flat screen plasma televisions with smart device connectivity, Tivoli Audio radios in the bathrooms that are fitted with invigorating rain showers, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Relax on your Sealy mattress or in a comfortable armchair, and enjoy a selection of biscuits supplied as part of your hospitality tray.

You can choose a Herdwick room that is located at the back of the hotel, and has views of Latrigg and Skiddaw, or a Town room that overlooks Keswick’s main high street.

The Inn on the Square near Keswick Hotel Room

Restaurants & Bars

The Brossen Steakhouse is the hotel’s award winning restaurant, and prides itself on serving up locally sourced food. Steak and chicken features heavily on the menu with over 15 sides offered as possible accompaniments. There are plenty alternatives, including fish, salads, and vegetarian options, and all can be enjoyed as you watch the chefs work in the kitchen. Breakfast can be served in your room or in the restaurant.

There are two bars in the hotel. The Front Bar overlooks Market Square and has a chic, modern décor. Here you can enjoy brunch, afternoon tea, or light meals throughout the day, as well as a wide selection of wines, spirits, ales and cocktails. The Back Bar has a more traditional English pub feel, with live sports broadcasting, traditional style pub grub, and a great choice of locally brewed ales.

Additional Facilities & Services

The hotel has a deal with local outdoor clothing specialist George Fisher with free walking boot hire available to guests. Other guest perks include discounted tickets for the Theatre by the Lake, and free bike storage.

Celebrations at the Inn on the Square

The Inn on the Square is a popular destination for visitors seeking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Lake District. The celebrations typically start on the 30th December, when guests are invited to a cocktail and canapes reception. On New Year’s Eve you can enjoy a six-course meal at the restaurant, followed by an evening of dancing.

As the clock strikes 12 guests join other revellers in the town in Market Square, where there is a countdown until midnight. The evening is finished with Champagne and a late night snack. On New Year’s Day, there is a late brunch, and guests can join a guided walk with a picnic supplied by the hotel, followed by a four-course meal in the evening.


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