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The Castle Bar

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14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good Ale, 4 were on tap. Think they were all local drunk left to right.. The locals are friendly got talking to a nice couple

Thank timh1492017
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited several times for food and drink. It is a lovely rustic place with plenty of seats. The drink is very reasonably priced for the area. I would highly recommend booking. The place is a little small so if it's busy can get packed out easily but well worth a visit!

Thank Nick O
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We go for Sunday lunch fairly regularly and the roast is always pretty nice and a good price as well. The thing that lets it down is the noise from the kitchen. I'm not talking general cooking noises, it's the fact that the radio is playing louder than the music in the restaurant and the staff then feel the need... More 

Thank Wendy L
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner were in Cockermouth again and thought we'd pop in The Beautiful Castle Bar for some lunch. Me and my partner both went for the steak sandwich with side of homemade twice cooked chips.....Wow we were not disappointed!!! Perfectly cooked to my liking, couldn't fault it and my partners was the same and the chips, best we've... More 

Thank northerntraveler1990
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful, couldn't chew the steak, quite rare so blood had made the bread very soggy😟. Also chips in bucket soggy too? to enclosed?? No music, no atmosphere!

Thank rubyroo540
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my husband - great choice of wine, helpful staff and loved the last drink upstairs on the lovely comfy purple sofa. We will definitely come back 😊

1 Thank Jo H
Penrith, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived about 1830, restaurant was full y booked and no seats available. Eventually got one from a couple leaving. 1 & 1/2 pints cost £3.00, that's why it's so full. Food choice was good I ordered the Lamb Henry, if you like roasts and tender meat, this was the best I've had and would recommend to anyone and would come... More 

1 Thank wintryguy
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in last min they stop serving food 2pm we was 1.50pm no problem they said So glad we did superb food and a great place we will call again next time in area

1 Thank kevdale1968
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in while visiting family and the food was great and very reasonably priced. Special mention should also go to the service staff who were excellent. A must visit.

1 Thank Tom H
Liverpool, England
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was four of us who had a lovely meal in lovely surroundings. All the staff were extremely friendly. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank WhinnieLiverpool

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?