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The Briery Hotel & Restaurant

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90 Stainburn Road, Workington CA14 1ST, England
+44 1900 603395
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The bar staff are very friendly and welcoming, the restaurant serving staff, I feel are under trained but have potential. The food is mainly of a good "Pub Grub" standard, we had sirloin steak which was of reasonably good quality, the trimmings were standard. However the standard of food and the choice in particular has gone down in very recent... More 

Thank Laurie C
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food but the interior hasn't changed in years. I know it's under new management so it might be in the pipeline.

Thank Madsteve12
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely different with the new owners. The menu is more 'pub grub' and the lovely more 'up market ' dishes have disappeared. A loss. Many of the dishes from The Galloping Horse are now evident, especially their range of curries. There is a wide ranging pub grub menu and the prices are VERY reasonable. Sunday lunch is particularly good value.... More 

1 Thank WorkingtonJuliet
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two course bar menu for £8.95 is pretty good value with a reasonable choice of starters, mains & desserts. Staff were helpful & friendly & food was tasty.

1 Thank Martyn B
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner on Monday night with a girlfriend. We had heard there were new owners. We have always enjoyed The Briery and visited regularly so thought we would give it a go. Pleasant chap in the bar and waiting on. Lovely new menu. I chose the steak burger in a brioche bun with all the trimmings, including homemade chips... More 

1 Thank SusieSueCarlisle
Woodbridge, Canada
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294 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Briery Hotel & Restaurant for dinner during our recent trip to Cumbria. We had the fish cakes, chicken korma with chips and the turkey dinner for our main courses. All were cooked to perfection and very tasty. For dessert, we shared the sticky toffee pudding with custard, which was delicious. Best of all, was the wine we... More 

1 Thank Moondoggie317
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a visit with family to celebrate my birthday. Six adults and one small child. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food and there was plenty of it. We ordered a child's portion for four year old Lola and it's a good job she has a healthy appetite! Due to the food being very hot our lovely waitress brought a... More 

1 Thank Chris W
Workington, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the last 16 years we have had a lot of nights out and family meals at the Briery, all very good. I cannot comment on the meals since the Briery has been under new management, but would like to mention Gift vouchers purchased before it was taken over. At the end of August my daughter and her boyfriend decided... More 

Thank anonymousF304NE
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my partner 50th with family. Friendly staff, good portion size small ones to which was great for mum, the price is very good too. I think booking is needed. Could do with a email address

2 Thank Sarah B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Really saddened to say that things have really gone downhill here . The menu has changed significantly. More 'pub grub' than it used to be. Our table was booked at 5.45, in the bar as there were 6 of us and one child. We were seated in the restaurant area instead, which was fine. We ordered and waited until 6.35... More 

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craig l, Manager at The Briery Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are spry to hear that your recent visit to the Briery was not entirely to your satisfaction. We have only recently taken over the property and we are still working through the initial teething problems, allocating the correct amount of staffing has been a challenge as we get busier each week but we are confident we have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Stainburn Road, Workington CA14 1ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Workington
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 603395
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?