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The Castle Bar

14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 829904
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb henry” (10 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for something casual. Great food, friendly staff, comfortable surroundings and pleasant atmosphere. What's not to like. Didn't have room for dessert.

Thank Skimadrich
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was delicious although the portions are massive and never could finish it all. Came few times with my husband and we were happy with the service

Thank Littlebeckwarren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent pub in market square Cockermouth managed to get a bar meal at short notice, steak and ale pie which was excellent with a pint of real ale beer. Large selection of ales and a good menu to choose from. Pub is very popular and...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of real ales and lagers. Good quality tasty food in the restaurant and interesting traditional British pub decor. Very friendly and cosy.

1  Thank CumbriaLakewolf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place by chance and so glad we did! Great atmosphere, delicious food and fantastic staff! All in a unique setting! Would definitely recommend and visit again!

1  Thank AngeB59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wee bit scary walking into a pub with very large dogs scattered about but they all seemed well behaved. Spent a couple of hours watching the world go by and enjoying ourselves.

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Pub to start your night and watch sports Staf are great and helpful Great character feel inside with beams and quirky seating

1  Thank joemag62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a birthday meal on a Thursday evening. Menu was a bit limited with a few things not available. Food was good and plenty, and staff very friendly

3  Thank Male123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My recent visit here was a very positive experience. It was delicious food, hot and extremely tasty, the best I’ve had in a very long time. All the family agreed. Steak pie was moist and juicy and the pastry was just right. Homemade chips were...More

2  Thank ozzbod
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As locals we often visit here for an evening meal. In the past Castle bar has never disappointed and this time was no different. We all had mozzarella sticks for starters, this is the most beautiful starter I’ve ever had (and the biggest mozzarella sticks)!!...More

1  Thank 12Kang12
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Questions & Answers
22 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
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
25 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
USD 6 - USD 25
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
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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