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“A great pub”
Review of The Liberal Cup

The Liberal Cup
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Hallowell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery in Hallowell, ME, is our take on the traditional English pub. Our mission is to provide a gathering place for our local friends and seasonal visitors to enjoy good food and drink. Like the pubs that dot the English countryside, The Liberal Cup is an inviting and cozy spot to bring family and friends. And while the draughts will conjure that familiar flavor of jolly ol’ England (ales and bitters being our specialty), we’re happy to brag that the food will not. Our award-winning chef has taken classic pub fare and elevated it with fresh, local ingredients. His daily specials highlight Maine's seasonal offerings and on the weekends he likes to turn The Cup into a gastropub with his haute and nouvelle cuisine creations.
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Not the place for a romantic evening but a great place for great food, very good beer and good conversation.

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Thank MikieNichols
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

The staff were very charming, the food excellent, the price reasonable and the ambience extremely interesting.

Thank Sarum_Castle
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I don't drink beer so I don't go for that. Very friendly patrons who seem to love it. Upscale pub food is yummy. Friendly guests and great food is all I need. Hand made bar by one of the locals is fun with coasters embedded in the bar. Always have a great experience. Try the garlic parm wings or tenders. Very good.

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Thank Bob W
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Liberal cup WILL NOT disappoint!!! This is the place where my husband and I met, so it is very special to us for many reasons. It is our favorite local restaurant! The food is outstanding! The atmosphere is welcoming yet gritty, bustling yet quaint and the epitome of local! The service is ALWAYS excellent. But the beer, OHHHH the beer---TO DIE FOR!!

Our favorite beers: Bug Zapper & Smelt Camp Strong Ale
Our favorite dishes: FISH & CHIPS to die for!!!!, french onion soup (the Brits shame the French here), fried clams, The Liberal Cup burger & fries and the stunning haddock napoleon!!!!!! The pies are amazing as well!

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Thank LoooooveMAINE
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Five hours after our luncheon at the Liberal Cup, we're both still "full" but not in the satisfied sense, but in the sense that there's something heavy down there. Today, the Fishwich was a bit laden in extra cooking oil and the fries were a bit more flexible than crispy. In contrast, the special French Dip with jus was tender, although on the side of well done, and the jus was tasty and not too salty. As always, the tap beers are the highlight of the restaurant which keeps us coming back on those occasions we're driving through Hallowell, have business in Augusta, or just are looking for a Liberal cup of well brewed beer.

Thank LopingianTravels
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