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“Expensive average”
Review of The Rum Story

The Rum Story
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Whitehaven
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Food looked nice but really nothing to shout about. Staff a little ignorant to customers & quite slow to work. For the quality of the food it is a little overpriced, almost seems microwaved as the temperature of soup was just warm but main course was too hot to eat. Cakes very dry. Would only really go back if there was nowhere else to go but in Whitehaven there are plenty of cafe / coffee shop establishments offering nicer food at similar or better value!

Thank FlorensaP
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

What a little hidden gem this place is.....will be going back again. Staff very helpful and very knowledgeable, child and very doggy friendly. .....very interactive and so much to see and read . Well done on an excellent attraction that is not over priced. Lovely litle tot of jefferson rum at the end and left with our own full size bottle......very impressive

Thank jewelsandchris
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Had seen this advertised on the internet, and paid it a visit. Parking in Whitehaven is not brilliant but we were lucky and managed to park virtually outside it in a Disabled bay (hubby has Blue Badge). Got there as it opened and went in, the lady on the till was very helpful and gave us lots of advice about how to get round. You start your journey in Antigua and work your way through the story of the Jefferson family and their history in the Rum and Slave business. There are lots of things to see and it is all well laid out and well told. The story evolves on every floor and even gets to the Prohibition and Eliott Ness and the American's love of Rum. There is also a room where Rusty Lee is shown on the TV making recipes using Rum. Plenty of places to sit and rest while you going round, which is always helpful. A tot of Rum on the way out was very nice and warming, would not hesitate in recommending a visit to The Rum story if you are in Whitehaven

3  Thank silverjubilee25
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Enjoyed our visit. Much larger than it would appear from the entrance. Well worth a visit even when the weather is good.

Thank fisherrhuvaal
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Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited the Rum story during a very wet week in the Lakes. Centrally located near public car parks' it was easy to find and admission was very reasonable too. Lots of interesting displays and historical information with plenty to entertain all ages. Toy of rum at the end of the yours was most welcome. The staff were superb and couldn't be more helpful!! Well worth a visit!!

Thank Chris B
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