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Dovenby | Near Cockermouth, Cockermouth CA13 0PN, England
01900 823692
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Prices raised portions decreased...

We haven't been here in quite a while so called tonight the food has definitely gone down from the last time we went and the portion size also -portion size going down is probably a good thing mind but the price should also reflect this but no they've been raised. It's just pub grub really a bit... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We haven't been here in quite a while so called tonight the food has definitely gone down from the last time we went and the portion size also -portion size going down is probably a good thing mind but the price should also reflect this but no they've been raised. It's just pub grub really a bit over priced!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited for lunch mid week with friends. Good quality food with generous portions. I would go back as wasn't disappointed.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was our third visit and very probably our last. My wife and I chose stuffed Chicken wrapped in bacon with vegetables salad off the special's board, it had very little flavour, and the chips looked pale and limp as though the oil had not been hot enough. We were very disappointed.

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Keswick, null, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went here for lunch on Saturday & so glad we did! Food was fab and all generous portions especially the childrens meals (included large ice cream) I had the curry and it was the nicest I've had in ages even though the nan bread was not upto much! my hubby said his burger was spot on. Beautifully decorated, staff not... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Initially not very welcoming as all tables were 'reserved' which proved to be a fallacy! Quite pricey for a pub meal and my Steak & Ale pie had not seen much Ale!! Very dry but served with a gravy boat which was a do it yourself version!! Large plate of scampi but chips were very much second rate. Service was... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went here for lunch yesterday and sat out in the beautiful garden. My son absolutely loved all the toys they had for the children to play with. The food was excellent as always, a smaller menu with lighter bites which are still a good size. Staff friendly and attentive. Perfect place for a sunny day I say. I will... More 

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Maryport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Called in for an evening meal. Wowsa, what a plateful of food we were given - neither of us could possibly eat it all. Less is sometimes more. Nonetheless ithe food was tasty and good value for the amount on the plate. Would prefer less on the plate and costs reduced a little to reflect this. Looked like many others... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went as a group of four... Had 3 starters and 4 mains! (2 glasses of house wine, 2 shandies and 2 beers) Starters as prawn cocktails, chicken liver pate and chicken g, the chicken g were definitely home made, Could have done with a bit more flavour--was really greasy.... Pate and prawn cocktail were ok - nothing to be excited... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I had heard good reports about this pub, but I will not be going in here again. I arrived on a busy Saturday night, although there seemed to be tables available, on 2nd glance I realised that they were reserved, so I ended up eating my tea on a sofa near the kitchen door. I ordered what appeared to be... More 

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workington cumbria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After going to The Ship on a regular basis today at 12-30pm we took friends for lunch (4 adults & 4 children), there was about 12 people in the place, when a waitress came to us and said they were too busy to take us as they were short staffed in the kitchen. Pleased they can turn money away we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dovenby | Near Cockermouth, Cockermouth CA13 0PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: 01900 823692

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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