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The Castle Bar

14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 7765 696679
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Ranked #13 of 56 restaurants in Cockermouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $30
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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Carlisle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

As usual, could not fault the friendly helpful waitress, bubbly and helpful as always but unfortunately on this occasion the food let it down, Garlic mushrooms like soup, chips chewy, didn't think that was possible, lasagne dry. Really like this place and normally the food is good but may not be back for a while.

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N Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal at The Castle Bar, Cockermouth. I could not find any fault with the food but be prepared to wait...We had to wait 45 mins after ordering for a Sunday lunch but it was worth the wait. Would definitely go again if in this direction.

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Mealsgate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I booked to go for a meal at the Castle Bar with a group of friends. One of the reasons for choosing it was that I'm gluten intolerant and their menu had several items marked as "available gluten free". I contacted them beforehand to ask if I needed to order in advance but was told I could order when we... More

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Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Nice place to go for a pint or two, especially with the sport on the televisions. Different sections offer different atmospheres which is good. Had a few disappointing meals however, and wouldn't recommend the rump steak. As a pub, its great. As a restaurant, not so much

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Hope, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Visited the Castle Bar 2 nights running so impressed by the first visit. The food excellent, service prompt and very pleasant could not have asked for anymore. Would re visit when in the area.

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Carlisle
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Recently visited the pub, and after such a fantastic evening would recommended to anyone in the town! On arrival of the pub, the exterior was amazing which shortly after entering the building the interior matched! We were greeted by a barman which kindly directed us to the restaurant area, which there we were thoroughly looked after throughout the evening! The... More

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Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Revisited the Castle Bar last night,the four of us were made very welcome right away by the lovely staff.the meals were all presented very nice and all tasted lovely.still one of the nicest places to eat in town.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited the castle bar on a weekend away with the wife never been before but was told to have a look in by some friends as Im a big Ale drinker....the front bar is amazing with a great selection of real ales and largers, everything looks really professional and served in a professional manner and the drinks tasted... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food was lovely as it always is, plenty of room to get a table though noticed other diners were put off by a large group that had been allowed to sprawl across a number of tables. Staff didn't seem interested perhaps because it wasn't very busy that day. Lovely atmosphere, would always recommend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My overall experience was average at the Castle Pub, I personally feel the main course dishes are too big with only being a small eater I could not manage it. We came to the castle bar to eat out one evening with living close in the area, once we got there it was quite busy and there was not a... More

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