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dovenby, Cockermouth, England
01900 823692
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheese cake to die for

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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English first
North East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Me my husband and young son often go for a meal here. The food is always beautiful never had a bad meal always fancy a dessert but always to full lol.the owners and staff are very welcoming and nothing is to much trouble

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Keswick, null, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

due to hearing The Dovenby Ship was now under new ownership we couldn't wait to go and try it out again. The new owners have really upped the game of the place, portion sized are still as generous although they offer a small portion option which was brilliant for the female members of our group. Staff were very friendly and... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The family and I ate here midweek and where suprised how busy it was which is always a good sign. We received a warm welcome and where served our drinks and shown to our table promptly a good start. The menu is what I would describe as traditional pub fayre the usual choices nothing out of the ordinary, some available... More 

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Address: dovenby, Cockermouth, England
Phone Number: 01900 823692
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
Cuisine: Pub

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  • Address: dovenby, Cockermouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: 01900 823692

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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