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The Liberal Cup

115 Water St, Ste 1, Hallowell, ME 04347-1357
+1 207-623-2739
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (31 reviews)
“pot roast” (19 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
115 Water St, Ste 1, Hallowell, ME 04347-1357
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and very satisfied. We started with the mussels then we split the pot roast dinner both were very good. We certainly will be back.

Thank middleboro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch after shopping...great being back from Fl. I tried something new this time, a ground pork Berger with saluted sweet peppers on a .home made roll. Great selection of craft brews..I had The Alewives Ale, delish! Don't mind the road work out front...just circle the...More

Thank Tootsofdaytona
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

One of the most delicious meals my family and I had in Maine! I Loved the meatloaf , garlic mashed potatoes and the butternut squash! My husband had the best shepherds pie ever! We originally came here for the beer we enjoyed so much a...More

Thank fiddlinlaura85
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I checked this place out for the first time for a late lunch. The place is small, but a good bar. We chose not to have a drink, but their beer selection is top notch. The food was great and homemade. The...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This little gem was recommended by our hotel in Augusta Maine. It was just two miles away from the Quality Inn so don’t get fooled by its Hallowell Maine address. Great selection of local beers. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Great Cubano...More

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Third visit to the Liberal Cup pub and restaurant - always consistent with good food and drink. Great atmosphere even if a little noisy.

Thank Roland B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great service, lovely “old” pub environment. I got a flight of the draft beers (delicious), the fish chowder (amazing and so fresh!) and finally the chicken salad (on a bed of lettuce). Wish I was closer so I could be a regular!

Thank BabsBillingsley
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Cozy atmosphere, good service and well-prepared, unpretentious food. As you'd expect, this a popular spot - there was a line when we arrived, so we ate at the bar. Plenty of choice - salads, vegan options, sandwiches, soup, wraps and full meals. Onion rings are...More

Thank Roberta D
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Always good, usually a bit of a wait at popular times. Get a paddle, try a slew of beers. The food is always cooked to order, and always good. Prices reasonable. Two rooms, the inner is a bit quieter. Trivia night is fun if you...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I came here tonight for a solo dinner. They gave me a great table in the front which was perfect for a solo diner. My waitress Angel was great and made s tasty recommendation. I enjoyed the grilled salmon on crostini with salad and porcini...More

Thank Dollface23
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Questions & Answers
Ian R
22 September 2018|
Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
I believe the kitchen is open to 9:30 or 10:00 PM with light pub food after that.
12 March 2017|
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Response from tishlangdon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Why don't you call and speak to the restaurant directly. Only they would know that answer.
11 February 2017|
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Response from mhart2002 | Reviewed this property |
We ate there this past fall and they did have a gluten free menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Water St, Ste 1, Hallowell, ME 04347-1357
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-623-2739
  • E-mail
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.
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