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The Castle Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Settle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time eating in Cockermouth and we didn't know where to go, and we called in on the off chanceas we didn't have a reservation. Dining was upstairs and when we got there the place was fully booked but due to Christmas parties, but they had a table for 4 free. I'm so glad we picked this place, nicely done... More 

Thank Jane7217
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful inside and out. Fantastic atmosphere when the sport's on and lots of different and comfy areas to watch it or just relax and chat. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and the selection and prices of the beers made me feel like a kid in a candy shop. The only drawback is that I live 200 miles away... More 

Thank Kevin E
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for 6 to eat in the restaurant upstairs on a busy Friday night. Great traditional pub grub in a friendly and lively atmosphere. All draught beers were £2 a pint before 7pm, a nice bonus.

Thank Woody458
Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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508 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle –outside doesn’t do inside justice. Busy establishment with plenty of rooms with a variety of TV showing different games. Beer well looked after. Billboard outside which attempted to ‘attract’ the visitors was worse than useless and if I hadn’t know it was in vicinity may well have passed by. Great beer well looked after. Plenty of Staff.,

Thank Larry M
Stockport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in on the off chance able to get table, We arrived early, greeted by bar staff with a smile and made to feel most welcome. They managed to get a table in the upstairs. There is plenty of choice on the menu for all palates, very reasonably priced. Food was excellent and plenty off it. recommend the Cheesecake for... More 

Thank Philip G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect meeting place. Relaxed & unpretentious. Excellent & welcoming service. A good mix of clients with no hectic & intrusive noise..

Thank PadraigOCruinneacht
Workington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went in after 18 years of not seeing a friend from Uni, as I was in the area. Ordered drinks, and enquired about food. The reply was unfortunately a pan of some sort was broken, so no food served downstairs??? We could go in the restaurant if we wanted food. So just had a drink and sat outside. Nice place... More 

Thank cupoftea6969
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a meal here for my sons birthday. Staff were friendly and food quality was very good. I had steak and ale pie with mash and would highly recommend. There was plenty of choice on the childrens menu with an ice cream and sauce for dessert. We will definately return and would recommend to friends.

Thank batlugs77
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely pub atmosphere, interesting, well cooked and varied menu with good service - I would highly recommend

Thank Joyce M
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had a delicious steak and ale pie, packed with meat, served with beautifully smooth mash potato and 3 perfectly cooked vegetables. This was accompanied by a pint of ale that was brewed locally. My wife had scampi and home made chips, which were lovely. I followed up with sticky toffee pudding and custard. A wonderful meal and I would... More 

Thank Paul B

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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$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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?