The Royal Oak Keswick

UK England North West England Cumbria Keswick

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Walking
The bustling hub of the Lakes, with lovely updated rooms, a warm welcome and an excellent dog-friendly policy.

This welcoming old coaching inn is the place to stay in Keswick, with crisp, smart and modern bedrooms with lots of lovely local touches on the welcome tray and in the well-appointed bathrooms. there's also a very wram welcome throughout the hotel, and it's clear from the moment you step through the door that they truly love dogs; there are water bowls on one side of the porch and a bag of towels on the other.  Once inside dogs are welcome to join you anywhere in the bar area and there’s a doggy “Wall of Fame” right next to the bar.  There’s also no firm policy on the number of dogs allowed per room – quite sensibly the manager takes the view that it depends on the breed, so it’s best to call ahead before you book to check out the best options for you.

The hotel is right in the heart of Keswick and there’s a lovely park just a short walk from the door and dozens of dog friendly shops and cafes throughout the town; Keswick enjoys a reputation for being one of the most dog friendly towns in Britain and you’ll find bowls and treats up and down the high street. The bar areas is relaxed with comfortable, with homely decor and plenty of local beers and spirits on offer.  If your dog would like to join you for breakfast then a special 'Sausage Breakfast' can be ordered to set them up for the day ahead.

Keswick has long been the bustling hub of the Lakes, and The Royal Oak was once a much larger hotel and an important start/ end point for many coaching routes.  The staff will be happy to direct you to a nearby gift shop which was once part of the hotel dining room and still has a suite of stunning stained glass windows dedicated to famous local residents such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.  There are also numerous walks from the town up into the surrounding fells.


Prices start at £117 per night for a double room.  Dogs are £15 per room per stay.  Bowls and beds not supplied but you are very welcome to bring your own.

Opening Times

Open all year.



The Royal Oak Keswick, Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5HZ

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