The Lake District

Three Lakeland beers

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The English Lake District is one of the most beautiful and spectacular parts of the British Isles. Mountains tower over lush valleys and deep lakes. There’s a long and proud brewing tradition in these parts, and some excellent pubs. Hawkshead Brewery supplied me with a couple of excellent pints – Lakeland Gold and Red. Red [...]

Food & drink

Possibly the best fish and chips in the North?…The Old Keswickian, Keswick, Cumbria

The Old Keswickian Fish and Chip Shop and Restaurant, Keswick

Some fish and chip shops are really very bad indeed. Some are just mediocre, and fail because of their mediocrity. Some are quite sensational. Others are part of a tradition or a routine, and are important because of that. The Old Keswickian fits into both of the last two categories. A visit to The Old [...]

Eating out