The Wainwright is a popular walker’s pub right in the centre of Keswick (photo 1). It changed its name in 2015 in honour of the famous walker and writer Alfred Wainwright. Wainwright is most famous for his seven volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, but he also wrote about 40 other walking guidebooks and devised the first Coast to Coast Walk. There are quotes by Wainwright around the walls of the pub (photos 2 & 3).
The pub serves eight changing real ales, mostly from Cumbrian breweries, and has received a number of awards from the local Camra branch. Food to feed hungry walkers is available lunchtimes and evenings, with a slightly different menu for each sitting.
The pub is a short walk down to the shores of Derwent Water, one of the most scenic of the northern lakes (photo 4).
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