Pub in Keswick

George Hotel

A spit-and-sawdust pub that claims to be the oldest drinking den in town. It's owned by Jenning's Brewery, so you can sup on a pint of Cumberland or Sneck Lifter while you make pals with the locals.
Pub in Keswick

Dog & Gun

Benches, beams, hearths, rugs: the old Dog is the picture of a Lakeland pub. Look out for Thirst Rescue ale, which donates part of its proceeds to the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.
Bar in Keswick

Cafe-Bar 26

A cosy corner wine bar that also serves good lunches and evening tapas (£4 to £10).