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The Castle Bar

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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
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14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A surprisingly large pub, rooms go further back than we expected. Bare boards downstairs give the pub an old fashioned feel, smaller front room then another room behind. Upstairs dining rooms, we ate in the back room which was very nicely decorated. Really friendly staff, service was good. The food was great, I had a Castle burger that came with... More 

Thank big-blue-eyes
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best food. The new bar manager makes a huge difference we'd ordered our food over half an hour before it arrived but we were chatting and drinking and generally relaxing in the outdoor picnic bench area and I'd forgotten we'd ordered food until he came out and asked if we'd had our starters yet. Within 10-15 mins our starters... More 

Thank Keri U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not been to Cockermouth for a couple of year and surprised it's lost a few eating places. We set out for Indian but both closed so went to chinese also closed. Castle next door to the rescue! Good menu, good tasty food and great service. Only thing was when looking at bill later I'd been charged 3 different prices for... More 

Thank Neil C
Beverley, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cockermouth has surprisingly few eating venues (at least ones open on a Sunday night). We were recommended the Castle Bar by the hotel staff, and it was a great pub. Nicely decorated inside with exposed stonework, friendly young staff, a decent menu with pub classics and other dishes such as chicken fajitas. Dining room on first floor so not ideal... More 

Thank Townsiders
Telford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This has got to be the best pub in C/Mouth there are loads of rooms to eat & drink in and the food is excellent I have eaten here 5 time now with friends from the west midlands after a hard days walking on the buttermere hills and will be back again in April 2017

Thank sean s
Lake district uk
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We where a party of seven ladies who visited The Castle Bar today for lunch to celebrate a birthday. I found the upstairs restaurant to be nicely decorated and had a warm atmosphere. Our order was taken fairy quickly and after a small wait the food was delivered nicely presented. I selected the pulled pork, with burger and Apple in... More 

Thank Nicelady123
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

12 of us for a meal, all choosing different food and all delighted! I had asked fro something not on the menu and it was done specially for me - and I loved it! Great staff, too!

Thank CdeCCumbria
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a beautiful sunny day, we followed other reviews advice and headed to the beer terrace catching some excellent evening Ray's. Very pleasantly surprised to find beer happy hour on until 7, with very good range of beers and some very tasty food to go with it. Will visit next time in area.

Thank RosieBK
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a magnificent result – 3-0 – that’s three visits, three sets of food and three wins! If you can’t beat them from the terraces, join them in the ambience of bars, pitched at supporters of sports and families alike. On three Saturdays, Jan and I (and on one occasion, young man Carl) got our stalls set out (parked on... More 

Thank StevoCumbria
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few pubs along with the Bush serving real ale & food. This is a 16th century triple floor pub formerly called Ship Inn, has about 4 tables to front of pub & a back garden too. 6 real ales. £2 a pint between 4-7pm. Quite busy, staff friendly. Opens mainly from 11-11. Open till midnight Fri &... More 

Thank sportybirmingham

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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, Gluten Free, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?