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14 Market Place, Cockermouth 139NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Ranked #10 of 59 Restaurants in Cockermouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Castle Bar is set out over three floors. The downstairs is the main bar area,which has three separate large screen tv's for the sports enthusiasts. The main bar has 5 real ales on tap and has been awarded by CAMRA The 1st floor is two separate dining areas, one of which overlooks the old Market Place. The 2nd floor is the lounge area, which hosts a number of comfy chairs to relax. Tucked outside at the rear is the outside terraced garden area. The Castle Bar is dog friendly.
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

been to castle bar, in cockermouth a number of times for 'posh bar-meal' and never disappointed. Always been with a group and everyone always enjoys the food, choice, quality and service. Very reasonable prices too, all in all a superb experience, would highly recommend

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Whilst visiting the Lake District on a weekend break with the family, we decided to stop at The Castle Bar for some lunch. The staff were very friendly and knew the menu well. The food came quickly and was of a high standard. I would 100% recommened this venue and will be returning on my next visit to the Lake... More 

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Uk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Castle Bar on a number of occasions now. Whilst it is great for a drink, the food is average at best. On the most recent occasion, which will probably be the last, the service wasn't great at all, and the food wasn't much to write home about either. On arriving the place was very busy, however... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Average food in nice venue, but definitely not a gastropub. Roast can be good one week and terrible the next, so don't know if it's different chef but it's so hit and miss, we don't go for Sunday lunch as better elsewhere. Shame

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely evening. Our daughter is leaving the UK next week and we took her out for dinner. Many people had said that the food was good and so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding. My daughter and I opted for the fish cakes as a starter and they were... More 

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Horam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Returned to Cockermouth to visit friends over xmas and new year. Had a great evening here early last year so decided to go again. Food, service and atmosphere as good if not better than last time. Kev was a great bar manager who looked after us all evening. Can't rate this pub/restaurant enough.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had an great night in the Castle, it's always on the list of places to go every time we visit the northern lakes. The bar has a superb range of beers from Peroni to my favourite Loweswater Gold, the bar was busy but there was lots of smiling faces willing to help! We met friends who although they live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I was up from London over the new year enjoying the festivities in a different part of the country, we had taken a cottage in the north lakes. During our visit we visited Cockermouth and decided to have lunch at the Castle Bar, as soon as we entered the main bar it had a warm friendly atmosphere, the bar staff... More 

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Cockermouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great pub with lots of lovely features, Children & dog friendly with a fantastic beer garden for the summer sun.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We came here as a group of friends for food and a few drinks. The surroundings are fine and comfortable enough. The food we chose was all quite nice but a couple of annoying points - with my steak, I asked for French mustard (pretty standard request for steak!) and the waitress informed me that they had none but brought... More 

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Address: 14 Market Place, Cockermouth 139NQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1900 829904
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
Cuisine: Gastropub

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