Welcome to Keswick Park Hotel


Keswick Park Hotel was built in 1880 and designed by a local Penrith architect, George Watson.

Prior to becoming a guest house in the late 1970s, the house was owned by Dr. Fitzpatrick, and doubled as a doctor’s surgery. The waiting room for the surgery is now our breakfast room, and the surgery itself was located in Room 4.

In 1970, the house was taken over by John & Joyce Digedon. The couple expanded the house by adding an additional 10 bedrooms to the rear, and replaced the original Victorian conservatory with a sun lounge.

It was during the 1970s that the house became known as Walpole Hotel, a nod to the late Sir Hugh Walpole, an English Novelist who lived in Cumbria from 1924, until his death in 1941. Walpole is buried in Keswick St. John Churchyard.

In 1997, under the new ownership of Patrick & Monika Rieckhoff, the hotel underwent an extensive refurbishment, and a conservatory was reintroduced. The hotel was then taken over by Don & Tracey Rogers in 2002, who ran it until current owner, Tong Zheng, purchased the building in 2014.

During Zheng’s ownership, the hotel has changed in all regards, making it more modernised as well as user friendly.

Quick Reference

Breakfast: 08:00 – 09:30am daily.

Reception: 08:00 – 21:00. Dial 600 from room.

Check Out: 10:30am.

Housekeeping: Place your ‘service room’ sign on your door by 12:00.

WiFi: u: KPH Wifi p: keswickpark

Smoking: Strictly no smoking.

Emergency Contact

Call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk.

Call NHS 111 if you urgently need medical help or advice, but it is not a life threatening situation.

In case of fire, please make your way to the fire assembly point, which is the War Memorial directly opposite the hotel main entrance.

Bar & Restaurant

Unfortunately, due to staff shortages currently hitting the hospitality sector, our bar & restaurant times have had to alter.

Our restaurant is currently open Wednesday – Sunday, 17:00 – 20:15.

Whilst we try to keep our bar open until 22:00 most nights, we may have to close at 21:00 during quieter periods.

We kindly ask guests to remain patient with our staff during this period.


Limited car parking spaces are available at the rear of the hotel, on a first come, first served basis. Nearby free parking is available on Southey Street and adjoining streets (Blencathra, Helvellyn, Leonard etc.) Please be aware that Station Road is a disc zone and should not be used. Pay & Display car parks are also within 200 metres of the hotel (Otley Road Car Park).