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“Satisfying Lunch”
Review of The Liberal Cup

The Liberal Cup
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Hallowell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery in Hallowell, ME, is our take on the traditional English pub. Our mission is to provide a gathering place for our local friends and seasonal visitors to enjoy good food and drink. Like the pubs that dot the English countryside, The Liberal Cup is an inviting and cozy spot to bring family and friends. And while the draughts will conjure that familiar flavor of jolly ol’ England (ales and bitters being our specialty), we’re happy to brag that the food will not. Our award-winning chef has taken classic pub fare and elevated it with fresh, local ingredients. His daily specials highlight Maine's seasonal offerings and on the weekends he likes to turn The Cup into a gastropub with his haute and nouvelle cuisine creations.
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Had the pot roast with the cask ale made here and was very satisfied. Service was attentive, but not hovering. Portion size was substantial and taste was excellent. A lively crowd of diners with frequent turnover, so though crowded, tables open up on a regular basis.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Hallowell is a great little town to visit when in the Augusta area, and the Liberal Cup did not disappoint. We visited on a very busy night, and enjoyed a couple cocktails in the pub with very friendly local patrons while we waited for our table. They have a wonderful menu, and all meals were tremendous, especially the lamb shank over spaghetti squash special. Our waitress was fun, friendly, and efficient. - We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Liberal Cup is our go-to place for fish and chips which are fantastic - fresh and tasty and done to perfection. Then there are the fries...awesome. They brew their own beer and offer half a dozen choices each day - ales, lagers, stout. They have a soup of the day and always have a beer cheese soup - different beer and cheese used as ingredients each day - delicious. Eclectic ambiance - bare brick walls, wooden timbers, antique maps, old photos make it an interesting place to share a meal.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Monday night eats, and the place was packed. Had a wait a bit for table, however sat in the bar and had a few drinks.

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Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I had a business lunch here today with a friend. The Reuben sandwich and sweet potato fries were superb. I find the latter, when I order them elsewhere, to either be good or poor with not much in between. The sweet potato fries at The Liberal Cup... superb! When it comes to beers I am a big fan of English style bitters. The cask conditioned Basement Bitter is a beer I would drink daily if I lived in Hallowell, but I would be torn choosing between it and the We All (S)cream ale, another style I really enjoy and difficult to find. The Liberal Cup is well worth a visit.

Thank DonHBangor_Maine
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Jamie H, Owner at The Liberal Cup, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you very much for leaving the review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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