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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rum Story

The Rum Story
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Whitehaven
Certificate of Excellence
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Worthwhile visit although not as big as we thought it was going to be. Interesting facts wish it could have been a bit more interactive and not so much reading as kids get bored reading boards.

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English first
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Only ventured into the cafe but.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

A simple quick lunch but the food was great and showed some care in its presentation . The cost was modest compared to more commercial ventures, and the tea (for one) was served in a pot sometimes claimed as adequate for two at other establishments.
The loos were clean and I liked the idea of asking for a voluntary donation for using them (particularly as they're accessible to the general public not coming into the museum)

Visited May 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

What an excellent place to visit, even if you dont drink it. Explains about the story of Rum. Its on 3 levels and you get a tot at the end to sample. Its interactive which hightens the enjoyment.

Visited April 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

very informative place and history of the rum story of whitehaven,
a little gem of place hidden away

Visited April 2014
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cumbria
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gone down hill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

We used to enjoy visiting The Rum Story café, but our last two visits have been disappointing. The choice of food has been reduced, there are no specials anymore - we were told it is a coffee shop now. Well with the amount of coffee shops in the town, they need to up there game. We should have known when we arrived that things have gone down hill, for a Sunday lunch time the place used to be busy, you would have been lucky to have got a table but not now we were the only ones in, but there had obviously been some people in before us tables had not been cleared. We ordered soup, which was only lukewarm, cheese on toast which looked very sorry for itself with not a single bit of greenery on the plate and a sausage baguette, hot sausage in a cold baguette. We were not asked once if everything was alright with our meals, although the staff were pleasant there was something lacking.
It is a shame as this place could be so much more and has been, we won't be going back as there are better alternatives.

Visited February 2014
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