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The Castle Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate here while visiting Cumbria. Food was excellent and staff were polite, friendly and attentive. Dessert was also first class with all plates licked clean. Not cheap cheap but excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend

Thank crazycrow
Workington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Xmas party meal food and staff were excellent 2 Down sides was the organisation of the staff towards the deserts and the portion sizes were to small left still hungry would go again if I was visiting Cockermouth

Thank theflitmeister
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great atmosphere in here good staff, great choice of beers foods good what else could you want? Oh yeah you can bring your dog in too!

Thank Carol C
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

A few of us were booked here for our Xmas meal after work one night. As we were ordering from the Xmas menu we preordered food. When this was served we could not fault it at all, well other than them Being big portions, but not really a fault! Only thing missing was the crackers to go with the Christmas... More 

Thank Blandy_10
Settle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

First time eating in Cockermouth and we didn't know where to go, and we called in on the off chanceas we didn't have a reservation. Dining was upstairs and when we got there the place was fully booked but due to Christmas parties, but they had a table for 4 free. I'm so glad we picked this place, nicely done... More 

Thank Jane7217
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Beautiful inside and out. Fantastic atmosphere when the sport's on and lots of different and comfy areas to watch it or just relax and chat. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and the selection and prices of the beers made me feel like a kid in a candy shop. The only drawback is that I live 200 miles away... More 

Thank Kevin E
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Booked a table for 6 to eat in the restaurant upstairs on a busy Friday night. Great traditional pub grub in a friendly and lively atmosphere. All draught beers were £2 a pint before 7pm, a nice bonus.

Thank Woody458
Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Castle –outside doesn’t do inside justice. Busy establishment with plenty of rooms with a variety of TV showing different games. Beer well looked after. Billboard outside which attempted to ‘attract’ the visitors was worse than useless and if I hadn’t know it was in vicinity may well have passed by. Great beer well looked after. Plenty of Staff.,

Thank Larry M
Stockport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Called in on the off chance able to get table, We arrived early, greeted by bar staff with a smile and made to feel most welcome. They managed to get a table in the upstairs. There is plenty of choice on the menu for all palates, very reasonably priced. Food was excellent and plenty off it. recommend the Cheesecake for... More 

Thank Philip G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Perfect meeting place. Relaxed & unpretentious. Excellent & welcoming service. A good mix of clients with no hectic & intrusive noise..

Thank PadraigOCruinneacht

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $22
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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?