Bitter End
15 Kirkgate
by the cinema
CA13 9PJ
(01900) 828993.


Mon-Sat 11.30-2.30 (3 Sat); 5.30-11, Sun 12-3; 7-1  



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Bitter End  

An interesting freehouse with its own brewery, visible from your seat through a glass screen/door/shop window. On the walls of the brewery are chalk boards which describe the brewing process. The landlord is also willing to talk about the brewing process - over a tasting of course.

The décor is old world with sports equipment stuck to one of the corner walls. On the others are old Cockermouth pictures and beer mats under glass. There is a small real fire by the entrance which stops the cold creeping in, padded benches/wooden tables and chairs.

Three guest ales were on at the time, Holt Bitter, Derwent Mutineer and Jennings Bitter, plus one from the Bitter End brewery.

Food (served lunch and eves until 8.30) included 2 veggie choices, one not on and the other suffuse with garlic - yuk! but that's just my opinion. Other than that, the food was good wholesome fayre, filling and plentiful, if a little limited in choice. Children are welcome at meal times only.

The three rooms all have different characters and themes and the use of intimate lighting aids intimacy. In one there is a ceiling dome.

Music is piped and contemporary. Toilets are fine, one step for the disabled, no disabled toilet.

Not always open as we found out on a Monday lunchtime.

A bench outside doubles as the beer garden.

No accommodation here.



None as yet.

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beer, food, disabled access, beer garden, real fire 


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Bitter End Cockersnoot
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