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The Castle Bar

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant on the first floor has a wide variety of pub food and daily specials. Service is excellent.

Thank RogerB1955
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for Sunday dinner you would think you can't go wrong hands it was awful blood coming out ov beef staff didn't care ask for something else just got dinner back beef microwaved and rest cold won't go back no apology at all

Thank 291109
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with my son , ordered the pork & stuffing wrap with skinny fries & burger with salt & pepper fries . The food was beautifully presented , service was great and quick . We sat on the terrace which was a perfect location due to the weather being brilliant on the day . It was beautiful ,... More 

Thank luapddot
Workington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only called in for a drink, haven't tried the food for a while - but it was always good. Always clean, tidy and pleasant, not overpriced.

Thank Mark J
Cockermouth Cumbria
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a delicious meal at the Castle Bar, the service was outstanding from young polite staff. Nothing was too much trouble and always with a smile. The food was outstanding and plentiful particularly the lamb Henry which fell off the bone. Well done !!

Thank Pauline C
Maryport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very surprised to have such a fantastic meal above a pub in cocker mouth The service was excellent plus the choice available.

Thank paulinedownunder2016
Preston, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Castle Bar was recommended to us by our taxi driver. What a find! The bar is situated right in the centre of Cockermouth. The building is ancient and divided into several rooms, each with authentic furnishing. Best of all, the excellent real ales were unbelievably cheap (£2 per pint). There is a serious danger that once inside, you'll stay... More 

Thank David L
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day in the lakes we wondered into the Town Centre and looked this place up as it is recommended by CAMERA. Tried a couple of local real ales and both were well kept and tasty. The place was very clean and the toilets looked like they had been recently refurbished and to a good standard. The number of... More 

Thank David T
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food can be very good to good, no particular pattern but it is at worst (using the term relatively) good pub food and at best (most of the time) very good pub food. The beer is always excellent, so well worth a visit if you're in the marketplace area of cockermouth at the right time.

Thank Philip C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Saturday evening for a few drinks. Again, a beer garden that won't disappoint! Great atmosphere and brilliant selection of drinks. Staff are extremely polite and always smiling! Lovely place to go!

Thank Rhio24LX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 829904
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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