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The Castle Bar

) #5 of 47 Restaurants in Cockermouth €€ - €€€ , British,
14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
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1 - 10 of 516 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in for evening meal,main restaurant fully booked but looked nice,so eat in small rear bar area.Decent pub food.

Thank captin8
Reviewed 3 days ago

we found this pub on our first night, and were pleasantly surprised at the choice of food, it is reasonably priced and the staff were very friendly. You can have a small portion or regular. I found the regular a bit too much. Food presented...More

Thank RoamersWisbechCambs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second visit to Castle bar and once again the food was excellent. Staff were very attentive and courteous. The dining room setting along with relaxed bar atmosphere downstairs provides the best of both worlds. Will definitely return.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hoped for more reading the reviews but this pub was a bit dated inside. The food was barely average and not the cheapest tbh. Also the toilets were stinking. I won't be back.

Thank PAUL s
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the face of it, and when you go inside, this looks like an old pub, however, through the back and upstairs, there is a big restaurant which serves delicious food and has a friendly staff.

Thank Alirphillips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for our anniversary meal. As recommended to us. It was worth the recommendation. Really nice food, nice beer and a nice restaurant. Food was reasonably priced, service was excellent and on the whole it was a really nice night out. My only...More

Thank Martincape
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meat pie was deep filled with excellent beef with a perfect crust. The staff are very efficient and pleasant. the beer is very good too!

1  Thank IanElliott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the bar downstairs, the restaurant is upstairs and has very good decor with exposed old brick etc. The menu was reasonably standard, however had a number of extras and everything was well cooked.

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent Sunday lunch here. Roast beef was very good and all the vegetables very good too. Service was good. We sat by the window overlooking the street, perfect Sunday relaxing.No more needed.

Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food, great atmosphere, reasonably priced and a great setting. Definitely a 5 star. 4 of us ate here and it was really very reasonably priced with the bill including 4 mains and 4 deserts and a few beers coming to less than 60...More

Thank Pythagoras101
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Questions & Answers
21 April 2017|
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Response from Jayne C | Property representative |
Hi redfoxjim, There is a disabled parking space across the street from the Castle Bar which can be used. I would just like to inform you that our dining areas are on the first floor, which does mean there is 3 sets of... More
3 January 2017|
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Response from Jayne C | Property representative |
Hi Karen, thanks for your enquiry. We will have the football showing on Sunday. We have our dining areas upstairs that you can book a table for but we don't show the sports upstairs. The front bar and downstairs rooms do... More
24 May 2015|
Response from Jayne C | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, yes we are dog friendly in the bar downstairs, but not upstairs in the restaurant areas. It is the same menu throughout just in case you were wanting to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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