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The Castle Bar

££ - £££, British,
14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

I recently visited the Castle Bar in Cockermouth, with a group of friends, the pub looked warm and inviting, however the staff were not. We felt as though we were an inconvenience when asking for a table on a Not Busy Sunday night. the food...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Went for lunch and was really pleased with our choice of venue. Friendly bar staff directed us to the upstairs dining area which was great for both couples or larger groups. A few tables were already occupied which is always a good sign for a...More

Thank Limitandbeyond
Reviewed 23 November 2015

The food and service was fantastic. The quality and quantity of the food was amazing for the money. I would suggest the Castle Bar to anyone visiting Cockermouth, and will definitely be eating there again!

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Went here for lunch on Wednesday 18.11.15 we where advised to get the Loweswater bitter to acompliment the meal we both ordered snacks pulled beef wrap , rump steak sandwich and salt and pepper chips all fantastic complimenting each other lovely ombiance as well ,thank...More

Thank angie r
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

The Beautiful pub with great atmosphere and friendly staff welcomed our big group on a stag do and the weather was perfect to match our tropical theme.....brilliant pub and always happy when we have visited

Thank northerntraveler1990
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Visited with three friends on a busy Saturday night ..great atmosphere in the Castle and three floors to choose from. We had reserved a table for dinner and despite how busy it was, service was good.The menu was varied and as a vegetarian I had...More

Thank alison l
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Came across this gem when a weekend break in the lakes, visited Cockermouth in the afternoon, we went in to the castle inn for a drink, the bar was welcoming as were the staff, a excellent range of real ales, we got chatting to the...More

Thank 100clu
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Wanted somewhere for a drink and found this place, quirky and relaxed. Sat in the pub towards the back in the cinema seats which was a novelty. Food looked good and the staff were professional and friendly.

Thank Kym W
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Went to the Castle Bar with a group of 20 friends recently. We ordered food from right across the menu and were all impressed with our meals when they came- generous portions and all served piping hot. The service was great-despite it being a very...More

1  Thank dj_catnip
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Hired the top floor with buffet with friends to celebrate a friends retirement...service was absolutely shocking....the staff were utterly rude and argumentative....the buffet was far too expensive for a few sandwiches, wraps and Doritos....sweets we had paid for but didn't receive....we were told to eat...More

3  Thank Heather A
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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$24
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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