Hunter’s Bar (Cockermouth)

43 Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9JS
Hunter’s Bar (Cockermouth) Outside

Popular with local residents, particularly those who are younger, Hunter’s Bar is a lively establishment in the centre of Cockermouth. The small historic town of Cockermouth might not seem like the type of place that has a lively night life at weekends, but thanks to pubs and bars like Hunter’s, the town attracts revellers from several west Cumbrian towns and villages.

As a result, whilst most of the time Hunter’s appears to be a fairly quiet bar, at weekends the place is packed with drinkers who come for the live music, karaoke nights, and reasonably priced drinks. Inside, you will find modern and bright interiors, recently refurbished following the floods of December 2015.

Food & Drink

Surprisingly, for a pub that is owned by Marstons (who themselves own Jenning’s, a brewery in Cockermouth), Hunter’s does not serve any real ale. It does stock a good selection of draught and bottled beers, as well as ciders, though. The wine list is limited but reasonably priced, and, on Fridays, there are discounts available on Prosecco. There is a good selection of spirits with a range of cocktails available.

Food is served daily between noon and 8pm, making this one of the few places in Cockermouth where visitors can get a hot meal throughout the day. The menu is packed with pub grub classics that are prepared and cooked on site, with lighter options, including sandwiches, available. The all day breakfast is particularly popular and the portions of all dishes are very generous and offer excellent value for money.

Other Features

On Friday and Saturday nights, the pub has late night opening and becomes a popular meeting point for younger, local residents. There is usually entertainment, either from a DJ, a Karaoke evening, or live music from a local band.


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