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The Castle Bar

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14 Market Place, Cockermouth 139NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 78
    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
Great Place!

We visit the castle bar every time we come to Cockermouth, all the staff are great so is the ale & food!! We also hired the function room for our after wedding party and can thoroughly recommended that to anyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
JamesJ32
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visit the castle bar every time we come to Cockermouth, all the staff are great so is the ale & food!! We also hired the function room for our after wedding party and can thoroughly recommended that to anyone.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I think my title says it all tbh. A broad selection of beer, which you can sample if you are not sure which one to have. A good menu with great portion sizes for the hill walkers among you! I even enjoyed the atmosphere inside. Waitress's were on the ball despite that fact I was sat in a dark corner.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've been here many times with family, friends and partner not expensive and very good food lovely atmosphere too!! Service always great! Well recommended.

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Lancashire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have been here many times - Great menu and food, friendly staff, always busy. There are three floors to the bar and for sunny days an outside terrace.

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Cumbria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Have been here several times.....the food is amazing...service second to none the waitresses are very attentive....well done castle bar I have never had a bad meal....top spot for me in Cockermouth 👍😃

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Have been here many times and will continue to go as long as the quality of food is maintained. I have never had a bad meal there yet. On my visit this week I found the staff to be particularly slow even though it wasnt full.hopefully this is a one off

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

During a short stay found this pub bar area not the most attractive but the staff and good quality food made up for a poor first impression. Excellent value for money especially with real ale at £2 a pint up to 7pm portion size was massive and quality and presentation excellent well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food and service were of a very high quality excellent selection of beers too all in all a very good night.if your looking for a good night out this is the place to visit excellent atmosphere very vibrant.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and I were staying in Cockermouth for 1 night and we decided to have food in the castle bar. I was extremely impressed with everything about this establishment. The decor was stunning and all the staff were helpful. The food on the menu all sounded so lovely and making a decision on what food to have was difficult!... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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