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Wheatsheaf Inn, Cockermouth

Pub added by Paul Brett
B5289
Low Lorton
Postal town: Cockermouth
CA13 9UW
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Leased (Marstons)

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Will Larter left this review about Wheatsheaf Inn

On a long cycling circuit of Cumbria, I'd identified the camp site behind this pub as my destination for this night, though I hadn't had a drink at the pub for more than 30 years. The camp site is set quite a long way back, past two rows of static caravans, which presumably give the trade here a necessary boost.

It was busy in the pub, though there was only one other tent sharing the field with me. Most people were eating, including a large pre-wedding party which seemed to consist of an extended family, all having a lovely time. There was not much space for drinkers, just two bar stools that were occupied by a couple of locals, and associated floor space by their dogs, plus a sofa that had no table upon which to place ones drink. I eventually found a table and was comfortable enough, though being charged a stonking £3.70 a pint for not very well kept beer was sufficient irritant that I never felt really relaxed here.

There were three beers and a cider among the five hand pumps, but the beers were so cold as to be rendered almost tasteless, not a difficult feat in the case of the house beer, which is brewed by Marstons. The remaining options, a toss up between Jennings Cumberland Ale and Thwaites Wainwright, reminded me of the choice facing the American electorate this autumn: given that you're going to end up with one or the other, which one do you find least objectionable?

Date of visit: 15th July 2016

On 15th September 2016 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2340 recommendations about 2216 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Paul Brett
Flimby, 11.84 miles, 3 hr 48 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Wheatsheaf Inn, Low Lorton
14th Oct 2018, 22:25
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14th Oct 2018, 21:58
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes - Including campsite - last updated 11 June 2016 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 September 2016 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 September 2016 by Will Larter
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