Historic Lake District pub, Dog & Gun, on Lake Road, has reopened its doors after undergoing a six-figure investment. 

The traditional 19th-century listed pub, which first opened its doors in 1807, temporarily closed to the public on November 6 and has now reopened, following the completion of a refurbishment that has revitalised the pub, and reaffirmed the Dog & Gun’s status at the heart of the community. 

Although no structural changes have taken place to the grade 2 listed building, the inside of the pub has been given a refresh, with fresh colours and updated décor designed to create a revived and refreshed look, without impacting the traditional Cumbrian pub’s character. 

Times and Star: Inside the pub Inside the pub (Image: Supplied)

The pub’s menu of traditional pub classics remains largely the same, with a couple of new additions such as a new coffee and cake offering. 

The general manager of Dog & Gun said: “Our team at Dog & Gun are excited to welcome customers back, both old and new, and show everyone what we have been working on over the past month.

“The Dog & Gun is a beloved historical and community pub, and this renovation has enabled us to upgrade the pub while maintaining our traditional roots, as well as adding some exciting new additions to our offering.  

“We’ve always been known for our top-tier service, delicious food, and cosy pub environment and we want to reassure our customers that this has not changed, the pub has simply received the TLC that it deserves.”

Times and Star: The new layout The new layout (Image: Supplied)

Locals will be happy to hear that the pub's Hungarian Goulash still takes pride of place on the menu, having been served for over 60 years from the original pub owners’ recipe, and remaining its most popular dish. 

Behind the bar, customers will find up to eight ales and draughts, including a regularly changing variety of local ales from the surrounding area, such as Old Peculiar and other Cumbrian ales. There will also be a variety of no and low options available. 

The pub also supports Keswick Mountain Rescue by collecting money from customers leaving coins in grooves in the wooden beans or brickwork surrounding the old-style brick fireplace.