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The Bitter End Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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15 Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ, England
+44 1900 828993
12:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading your reviews we gave it a try and were made very welcome by the staff ordered a meal and was surprised at the speed of the cooking, all well done and very hot. Only one complaint that it was very drab and seemed to need a good paint up , but it was a pub first and last.

Thank peter p
Bassenthwaite, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called for a Saturday lunch and pleased to say we were not disappointed. We had heard mixed reviews about this this place but our experience was very good. Tomato soup was homemade and delicious. My husband had the prawn starter which he said was very good. Both had the Chilli burgers which again were very good. Will defo call again

Thank LSJFB18
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not the first time we have eaten here and we have never been disappointed. We had steak pie and gammon, they were both lovely. Big portions so make sure you're hungry. Good staff, good beer and wine.

Thank Sarah W
Goole, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in for a meal almost as a last resort,( Most places in Cockermouth were closed.) Saturday night and those that were open were full. They managed to squeeze us in. Didn't expect too much but was really surprised ant the food. I had a burger, which was hand made and really very good Partner had a chicken dish which... More 

Thank kenneth g
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in whilst visiting the area on a Saturday night. Saw the menu and decided to stay for a meal but it was fully booked. However the friendly and helpful barmaid said she would try and get a table for us if we were prepared to wait. As there was such a good selection of real ales that wasn't a... More 

Thank Fyldeman
Workington, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday lunch time meal, great food and beer. Friendly local pub and very reasonably priced. We choose to eat here as it allows dogs in the front bar. Recommended and we will definitely eat here again.

Thank Jon9344
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub a real find food excellent staff polite friendly and efficient great atmosphere beer extremely Moorish

Thank mike f
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with friends for a meal last week. I had beef lasagne which was lovely however it wasn't very warm. Would go back.

Thank Pops22x
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great find, something for him and something for me all encsed in a lovely old building brimming with history and immaculately kept. Just one little niggle, they stopped serving at 10.30pm

Thank Pam B
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this little pub and regularly pop in for some food or a cheeky gin (great selection of different gins). There is a brewery in the back. Staff always friendly. Have also booked here work work dos... a good night by all is always had and we are well looked after

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 828993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?