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The Castle Bar

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14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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Plumpton in Sussex
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food though a limited menu for fussy eaters (we had a party who all had different dietary requirements!). The local lamb was lovely. The service might have been a little better but not bad enough to be a problem. Puddings were great - intriguingly they told us that the custard was home made but then later that they didn't... More 

Thank RomneySandie
Cumbria, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Castle Bar in Cockermouth is one of the families favourites! Ate here the other week, at lunchtime and as usual, we were not disappointed! We had a variety one had the ham & coleslaw sarnie, another had fish & chips and I had the bbq pulled chicken wrap, everyone enjoyed it, especially me.. the bbq chicken wrap was to... More 

Thank reviewamy123
Hythe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this pub/restaurant by chance whilst on a walking holiday in Cumbria. It being early on a Sunday evening we were able to find a table to eat and are so pleased that we did. This is a town centre pub which serves good local ales and beers at a good price and is frequented by many locals.It has... More 

1 Thank Leonard J
Crewe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Bar - just had a couple of hours here one Friday - loads of space and sitting, goods sports coverage, great selection of Beers and Ales - Bar food very good and well priced, if we had more time would have stayed into the evening.

1 Thank Champ55sx
Mid Wales
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On holiday and looking for somewhere to eat, the Castle bar was recommended to us. Big old 3 floored bar and restaurant in the centre of Cockermouth. A wonderful array of ales on the bar, and on the recommendation of the barman, I tried a Titanic Plum Porter. Now I'm not one usually for 'flavoured' ales but this was just... More 

Thank Andy T
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You always get great food here. It can be a bit busy in the bar if a match is on but better to book so that you won't be disappointed

Thank Fauldsian
Billericay, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a few drinks and a bite to eat with some friends. Great selection of ales, top quality food and good service. We will definitely be going back!

Thank James H
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Popped in on a cold and drizzly Sunday , some great ales on the pumps and enjoyed the roast beef dinner next to a very welcoming open fire . Dog friendly which is a bonus and catered for my gluten free needs nicely . All the staff were friendly polite and efficient . Would definitely recommend and will be back... More 

Thank anji105
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and fantastic ales in a friendly comfortable pub. Staff excellent helpful and polite. Fantastic range of beers. We all agreed it was the best food we d had. Will definitely be back

Thank Tim C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

we spent the weekend in Cockermouth one of the bars that we spent some time in was the Castle bar, had a great atmosphere and great selection off beers, good job food . very popular on a saturay night and warm inviting interior.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 23
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?