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All 56 Cockermouth Restaurants

The Castle Bar

14 Market Place, Cockermouth 139NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Ranked #11 of 56 Restaurants in Cockermouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $29
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
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were a party of four midweek recently. Place was busy and had a good atmosphere. Excellent selection of real ales and friendly welcoming staff is a recipe for success, add good food to the mix and you've got the lot. Fairly long wait for the food to arrive after ordering, but when it came it was very good and... More

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Heard about this place from friends for being great food and a large choice of real ales, how right they were!! Can not wait to go back. Would recommend with ease.

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We were unsure of where to eat as it is all fairly expensive in this area. We chose this pub and were very pleased. It's very old but clean. Waitresses lovely and helpful and the food was excellent. Best piece of steak that I've had in years. Thoroughly recommended.

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I visited The Castle Bar with my boyfriend and we both had beautiful meals. The food was seasoned and cooked to perfection and the service was second to none. As a local I would recommend this establishment to no end.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited here with a group of 6 on a Saturday night, had a table reserved(would reccomend as was busy). I had the tempura chicken strips, sauce was very tasty and overall food was good for whole party. Service was a bit slow but tucked in the back room and restaurant was busy. Don't understand previous bad review re food quality... More

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Leicester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was asked the other day what my last three course meal would be before I died, And all three courses were from the Castle bar menu. I've been here well over ten times with friends, family and my partner, and I have never had a problem. The staff are always helpful and knowledgable regarding the food. The red wine... More

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Workington, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I went to the castle bar as quite a large group. I was really looking forward to the meal as I had heard some really positive reviews. The food was dreadful, my starter of Brie wedge was mediocre at best, served with something that resembled shop bought cranberry sauce on the side. My main meal was dire! I ordered tempura... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The castle bar is a taste of Cumbria you can't miss Our party of 9 aged 7-83 years had a fabulous meal to celebrate my birthday last week. The staff were on the ball very friendly,efficient and welcoming The bar and restaurant was full of visitors and local people who (know a good spot when they see one ) and... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went for a family meal on Sunday. Good quality foodd and generous portions. The service was excellent and really quick. Staff are really nice and friendly. We would recommend this loud as an excellent place to eat. Children are made very welcome and there is a good choice of food for them as well.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

this is a lovely place. as you walk into this 3 story pub it looks like a normal drinking mans pub. but go upstairs and its a different story. Nice lighting, very helpful staff, great food, and fast service. had the BBQ pulled pork nachos to share with my Wife for the starter and it was to die for followed... More

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