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The Wainwright, Keswick Town, Keswick

Lake Road
CA12 5BZ
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Will Larter left this review about The Wainwright

A definite change for the better since my last visit here in 2012. There are eight hand pumps, with Wainwright (of course) as a regular, plus five other ales at the time of my visit, with one gone off, plus a seasonal cider. (See photos for pump clips.) It was good to see that all the beers (with the exception of Wainwright) were from local breweries. The pub was lively and busy, though a slight annoyance was a group of lager drinkers sat on stools right in front of the hand pumps. There was a screen showing climbing videos, and drawings of Lakeland fells in the style of A Wainwright, done by Mark Richards ( With all this good stuff going for it, I was prepared to cheerfully ignore the fake fire and chimney breast on this occasion. I'll certainly call again when next in Keswick, but I hope they get rid of the stools in front of the bar.

Date of visit: 17th December 2017

On 5th April 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Wainwright

The Wainwright which shows in my old Cumbria beer guide as the Lake Hotel has clearly had a load of money thrown at it as it is completely modernised. It was busy on my Wednesday afternoon visit but not oppressively so like the Dog & Gun. It is an open plan room with the bar on the right.
I didn't have a lot of time to spend here but think I counted eight hand pumps which included Fell Scree & Tinderbox IPA, Carlisle Carlisle Bell, Kirby Lonsdale Radical, Hardknott Intergalactic Space Hopper, Chadwick's Miller Bridge and Thwaite's Wainwright. I went for the Hardknott beer which was reasonably priced with the discount and in first class condition.
I thought this was a good pub and suspect it may be the best one in Keswick.

On 5th November 2016 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Wainwright

New Good Beer Guide entry for 2017.

Does everything you would expect. Clean, great beer, good atmosphere.

Photos at my walking blog -

On 11th October 2016 - rating: 8
[User has posted 276 recommendations about 275 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Will Larter
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Latest updates View all updates for The Wainwright, Keswick
5th Apr 2018, 12:09
Review submitted by Will Larter
27th Dec 2017, 23:07
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 23 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 July 2015 by ROB Camra
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