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The Castle Bar

) #5 of 48 Restaurants in Cockermouth $$ - $$$ , British,
14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Whilst in Cockermouth we called for an evening meal but there were no tables available. TIP-book in advance, especially at weekends. However, after a long walk I decided to call for a couple of pints whilst the other half went shopping. My first surprise was...More

Thank Curlew29
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous outside seating area in a terrace style it was great when the sun was shining Good beers and proseco very polite helpful staff I understand the food is excellent although we have not ate there yet,would recommend

Thank lorrainem134
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food, extensive menu and a good range of drinks. The staff are very friendly and attentive.

Thank Georgen78
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pub that welcomes dogs (on the ground floor), nice wide open spaces and ample seating. The menu was typical for pub food and was delivered very quickly from happy staff members. The quality of food was first class and a place I would recommend.

Thank robbiethetiger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food.. Great beer... Great staff... Great atmosphere... Pub has designated dining area as well as pub lounge for watching sport etc

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Monday night after day of travel. Full house as some other restaurants in Cockermouth are not open on Mondays. Good menu and service good bearing in mind full. Tried to book for Friday but full which is a good endorsement.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on Saturday night in a party of sixteen. We ordered in advance and booked for7.30. The place is great with lots of atmosphere. Our table was good with plenty of room . There the positives finish. This party was for a colleagues Birthday...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in on Sunday evening (which is not the easiest time to get a meal in West Cumbria!). The meal was lovely, the beer was terrific and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. I would recommend the Castle Bar to anyone wanting well cooked...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was 4 of us went there for some food and drink the place is very friendly . The food was excellent two of us had the minted lamb Henry which was out of this world the food came quick and hot would go to...More

Thank Doreen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very popular place for locals and tourists with a good freindly atmosphere. Steak pie and burgers are very good and filling, good efficient staff who run it very it very professionally. I think it will be our regular for the time we are here.

Thank Terry252
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, What is the parking situation? One of our party is disabled and cant walk very far. Will we need to book on a monday night? Thanks
22 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
Hi there. We are coming for a family break next weekend and are staying in Lamplugh. We are looking for somewhere to have lunch on the Sunday and watch football and was wondering if you have sports on? Thanks, Karen
4 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
Is this place dog friendly?
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$23
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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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