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The Briery Hotel & Restaurant

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90 Stainburn Road, Workington CA14 1ST, England
01900 603395
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Our extensive menu has over 70 dishes of Italian and English cuisines, all...
Our extensive menu has over 70 dishes of Italian and English cuisines, all our food is prepared & cooked to order from local fresh produce. We can cater for all your needs no party is to small or large .
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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Disappointing Mother's Day meal

I have eaten here several times in the past and always enjoyed the food, however the meal we had on Mother's Day was well below the standard I expected. Duck was overcooked and vegetables hard, and the fish was greasy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Val G
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Workington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed. My boyfriend found a black hair in the batter on his mushrooms for starter, we told the waitress and she was very apologetic. He then ordered seabass and found another hair on his veg!!! I wasnt very impressed with the fillet steak either. Ordered it medium and i got half what i asked for and half rare which... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have eaten here several times in the past and always enjoyed the food, however the meal we had on Mother's Day was well below the standard I expected. Duck was overcooked and vegetables hard, and the fish was greasy.

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Cumbria
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209 reviews 209 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Good value, real chips, friendly staff! This is a popular place with my friends and I as it is central, has a decent car park and starts serving food from 5.30 which is ideal for an after work venue. In fact, if you go early, the meals are discounted for early birds. There's a good Italian selection too. You can't... More 

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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The staff are what makes this place so successful. They are so down to earth and friendly. Had Sunday lunch here and it was lush. Both had Roast Beef and the plate was crammed. Beef so tender it fell of the fork - That's how beef should be cooked!! We had a laugh with the owner man at the end... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always friendly,do quite good bar meals,you never have long to wait, open early and do discount meals around 5 ? Staff very helpful.

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After hearing about the Briery hotel by word of mouth I decided to do the 30 mile round trip and try it out, the first thing you notice on entering is the lovely laid back atmosphere, the menu is extensive with a Italian edge, the staff very friendly and attentive and the food lived up to all the recommendations I... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Met a friend for lunch & the menu was excellent & service & food were lovely . Choice of bar area or dining room & we chose the bar which was very spacious . Lots of yummy desserts to choose from too.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went as a group booking an to say they can't handle large groups. The food was all over the place with delivery times. The steaks were charcoal on one side and normal on the other. One which the person could not eat, it was difficult to cut. Also the Cumberland sausage tasted very cheap not what I was expecting. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been loyal customers at the briery for over 9 years. This place serves amazingly fresh, home cooked food,every single time without fail. The menu is fantastic with a wide variety of choice to please anyone. The Italian dishes are my favourite and are the same standard I have tasted during my travels around Italy. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband loves mayonnaise with his chips, but how can mayonnaise which is served in a individual dish be crusty & hard in the middle not on top. After asking for fresh mayonnaise we were told there was no more left!!! I do believe this mayonnaise had been reused which is very troubling & disgustingly unhygienic !. My question is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Stainburn Road, Workington CA14 1ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Workington
  • Phone Number: 01900 603395

Description

Our extensive menu has over 70 dishes of Italian and English cuisines, all our food is prepared & cooked to order from local fresh produce. We can cater for all your needs no party is to small or large .

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