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The Bitter End Pub

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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15 Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ, England
+44 1900 828993
12:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was there Saturday night party of four , ordered lamb curry, rice on plate, hot lamb curry on top with one puppodum, ordered gammon steak mend to be 10 Oz 2 tea spoons of peas half one mushroom 1 egg slice of pineapple onion rings and a jug of chips that took up half the plate, I eat out every... More 

Thank 459Trev
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Sunday evening. Quiet but still good atmosphere. Excellent bar staff- very knowledgable and helpful. Great selection of ales and gins. Would definitely visit again and recommend.

Thank Helen B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I was visiting some friends of mine in Cockermouth over a weekend, we decided to go eat at this restaurant/pub a couple of weeks ago for Sunday lunch. I had the roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, served with roast potatoes, some veggies and gravy. Meat was tender and savory, but all the rest wasn't much alike it, meaning insipid... More 

Thank Luke D
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday lunch food excellent staff very friendly and helpful very busy would recommend booking we went at 5pm and we were lucky to get table highly recommend Sunday lunch

Thank sueken62
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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550 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for dinner one night. We had booked a table in advance but we ate quite early so it was not really busy. We were given a table in the back room near to the beer display. One of the beers had tilted forward off the shelf and was leaning on the glass which for some reason annoyed... More 

Thank acs1984
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came in on Sunday 22 January for lunch. I had roast beef the meal came out really quickly service was good. However the Yorkshire puddings were frozen from a packet. This was very dissappointing and spoilt the whole meal as Yorkshire puddings should be homemade in a food establishment. When asked at till if everything was ok I explained... More 

Thank Wendy R
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This was the second time we had eaten at the Bitter End and the second time we enjoyed their food. We like the building and its location - slightly off the main shopping area - and the atmosphere was warm and relaxed, mostly small gatherings of friends meeting for a bite to eat and a drink after work. The choice... More 

Thank Petchamon
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I went on a Friday night, hadn't booked a table so we had a little wait but the pleasant staff soon cleared us one, they have a great choice of Cumbria ales. We promptly ordered despite it being busy. The steak pie was to die for, and it is such a warm place to sit and relax... More 

Thank princesslara309
Smithville, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

When my husband and I arrived with high expectations at The Bitter End Pub on a quiet June day, there were only 2 occupied tables (a total of 6 guests). We stood waiting to be seated for 10 minutes while 3 waitresses ignored us. We finally asked if we could order lunch, and were told, "Just sit anywhere"; after which... More 

Thank espiritdoux
Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a really beautiful pub with its own brewery and a wide selection of ales and gin. Great staff and host, dog friendly, family friendly anyone friendly it seemed. A really accommodating place and very friendly people. Free parking is available with a disk which you can get from any local shops.

Thank deborahstott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 828993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?