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Bridge Hotel, Cockermouth

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Buttermere
Buttermere
Postal town: Cockermouth
CA13 9UZ
Phone: 01768770252
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Ian Mapp left this review about Bridge Hotel

My digs for the night (at £159 per room but you do get towels folded in the shape of swans).

A quite down to earth bar for ramblers where the Haystacks Gold was in great condition.

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On 20th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about Bridge Hotel

A two-roomed bar, though the wall between has been partly removed to give a lighter feel to the previously somewhat gloomy back bar. The front bar has settles and easy chairs, the back bar has smaller tables and stools. Large, garishly coloured photos of the Lake District adorn the walls and a door leads out to the small enclosed garden by the beck, which is a sun trap in summer. The ceiling has exposed joists and rustic plaster, but the building is a typical 19th century Lakeland hotel built in Honister slate.

There were three beers available on hand pumps: Hawkshead Lakeland Gold, Jennings Cumberland Ale and Yates Bitter, all fairly local but very similar in character - if you're going to have three beers on, why have them all pale and bland? The prices were at the outrageous end of the spectrum: £3.35 a pint, and when I asked for a half this was rounded up to £1.75, which is downright scandalous.

The above from 30th March 2011.

More recently I was here on the weekend before Christmas when it was fairly quiet but there were three beers on the four hand pumps on the bar. Two of these were from Strands Brewery, which is under 10 miles as the crow flies but must be nearer 30 for the delivery van. The other was from Coniston, still in the Lake District but even further away. I had Strands Dark Night, which was a porter with strong malty character and very well suited to the time of day (4.30pm and pitch black). Service was friendly and welcoming, with only the price of the beer, £3.75 a pint, being a little off-putting. I've previously tended to prefer the Fish of the two pubs in Buttermere, but my last two visits (admittedly in winter) have found only the Bridge open and I find that it's grown on me a little. Perhaps not to the extent of making this a destination in its own right, but if you're in Buttermere for whatever reason, you should pop in for a pint.

On 13th January 2014 - rating: 7
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Phantom Pigeon left this review about Bridge Hotel

An excellent pint of Yates, supped in the sunshine after a walk around the lake.
The food looked OK too, but we didn't sample any - Maybe next time.
Barman could do with some charisma pills though.

On 5th October 2011 - rating: 6
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9th Jun 2017, 12:11
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9th Jun 2017, 12:11
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 July 2014 by Will Larter
  • Darts : No last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 March 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 13 January 2014 by Will Larter
Opening Hours
Sunday8am - 11:30pm
Monday8am - 11:30pm
Tuesday8am - 11:30pm
Wednesday8am - 11:30pm
Thursday8am - 11:30pm
Friday8am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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