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The Castle Bar

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Gastropub
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14 Market Place, Cockermouth 139NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Castle Bar is set out over three floors. The downstairs is the main...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really nice place and food

Went here for lunch and had the nachos with pulled pork and chips and it was really nicely presented and very tasty and fresh I would recommend this place and it has a great beer garden if u want to eat outside I will be returning

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
cumbrianfoodie
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch and had the nachos with pulled pork and chips and it was really nicely presented and very tasty and fresh I would recommend this place and it has a great beer garden if u want to eat outside I will be returning

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely atmosphere at the castle. Food is brilliant, tasty, plentiful and hot. Service was great although they mixed up our order (innocent enough error). The beer garden is great in nice weather. Would recommend to a friend 😃

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This pub does great value food and superb ales. The staff are really friendly and offer great service. Their specials board is imaginative and if you don't fancy that, there is plenty on the normal menu. I can't fault them on anything. Which is why I eat there at least twice when I am staying in Cockermouth.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food was excellent and so was the staff! I'm vegetarian and it's sometimes hard to find good quality food in a traditional restaurant. Usually you end up with a lasagne that looks half dead. I had Mozzarella sticks to start with they were huge sticks served with two types of sauce and salad on a slate for a plate!... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lovely place. Nice food. Friendly staff. My food wasn't piping hot except for the mash. Could have done with more gravy/ju on the beef. But still would go back again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I visited this pub because I wanted something that was typical English. I chose the Lamb Henry. It was perfect. Quickly delivered, so very tender, and quite large. The mash potato's and vegetables were excellent. I chose the Sticky Toffee pudding for dessert. Simply magic. The surroundings up stairs where I chose to eat were modern and comfortable, with quality... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Seventeen of us embarked on a 10+ mile fell walk on a beautiful Saturday in March and we booked ourselves a table for dinner at The Castle Bar that evening. Booking was easy and friendly, we sent the pre-order via email as requested and the food arrived in good time and piping hot. The service from booking the table through... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Downstairs this is a town pub with a front bar, beer garden, pool table and TV with good beer. It is busy and caters for a wide age group and no loud music. Upstairs is a different world with a peaceful dining room, high quality furniture and even a separate coffee lounge with sofas. The menu was not extensive but... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a 50 th birthday party upstairs staff were fantastic from start to finish couldn't do enough for us . They did the room up lovely just how I wanted it . We only had chips and sandwiches but they were beautiful . I certainly will be recommending it to friends and will be going back to the resturant .... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Booked a party of 10 here on Bank Holiday evening, after a successful visit last year. The dining area upstairs is lovely, although the less than salubrious pub through which you have to walk is not appealing. Service was immaculate, with a wide and varied menu at very reasonable prices, friendly staff and very pleasant surroundings. Some of my party... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Market Place, Cockermouth 139NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 829904

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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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