Located in Newlands Valley in an 18th-century inn, Swinside is just 5 minutes' walk from the banks of Derwent Water and offers beautiful views of the valley and the surrounding hills. Real ales are served in the bar and homemade pies and locally caught fish are available in the restaurant.

Free WiFi, a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer are included in each neutrally decorated room. A selection of toiletries is provided in each modern bathroom at this bed and breakfast.

Log fires feature in the traditional bar during the winter months, which also has views of the surrounding countryside. Full English breakfasts and a British menu are served in Swinside Inn’s restaurant. The bar area has a TV, for guests to watch sports.

Newlands Activity and Adventure Centre is 20 minutes’ walk from Swinside. Free private parking is available and the modern Theatre by the Lake can be reached after a 5-minute drive. The market town of Keswick is just a 10-minute drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Swinside Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 11 Nov 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
2 single beds
2 bunk beds
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
2 single beds
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • are dogs allowed downstairs at breakfast
    Yes. We prefer you don't leave dogs alone in the room.
    Answered on 6 October 2020
  • Hi are there any of the wainwright walks near the hotel
    There are dozens of Wainwrights near The Swinside Inn, in particular, Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dalehead, Hindscarth, Causey Pike and Barrow, a..
    Answered on 19 September 2022
  • Can you take 2 dogs, one small one medium sized
    Yes 2 dogs would be allowed (welcome) Lucinda
    Answered on 19 April 2022
  • Hi we are visiting the Theatre on the Lake in August . Is your hotel near to that and if so when would the payment be taken with booking . Com
    We're maybe 3 miles from Theatre By The Lake. For B&B, we tend to take a 10% deposit immediately, with payment in full 10 days prior to arrival.
    Answered on 26 April 2022
  • Hi I am about to book twin room is it dog friendly
    Yes you can bring up to 2 well behaved dogs per room, at a cost of £10 per dog per visit.
    Answered on 14 November 2022
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Property surroundings *
1 restaurant on site
  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free
Facilities of Swinside Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6
Most popular facilities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Packed lunches
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Swinside Inn takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 17:00 to 22:00


From 08:30 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Cash Bankcard Swinside Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Restaurant is closed from Tue 25 Sept 2018 until Tue 25 Sept 2018

Restaurant is closed from Mon 01 Oct 2018 until Fri 05 Oct 2018

Restaurant is closed from Sat 03 Nov 2018 until Sat 03 Nov 2018

FAQs about Swinside Inn

  • Swinside Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Guests staying at Swinside Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Swinside Inn is from 17:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Room options at Swinside Inn include:

    • Family
    • Twin
    • Suite
    • Double

  • Swinside Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing

  • Swinside Inn is 2 miles from the centre of Keswick.

  • The prices at Swinside Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.