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The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth, Cumbria

The Trout Hotel

4.2
4.2
862 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European
Seasonal Menu: You can dine in our cosy lounges and enjoy our seasonal menu while keeping warm by the fire while our friendly team look after you.

Restaurant Menu: Dine in our elegant Derwent Restaurant, with a delectable 2 or 3 course menu. (evenings only)

Afternoon Tea: Created by our talented pastry chef, you will enjoy an array of finger sandwiches, Home made cakes and scones. This is bookable via our reception team on 01900 823591 as we require full payment at the time of booking and 24 hours notice as all our afternoon teas are baked fresh to order. This is non-refundable & non -transferable if cancelled after 2pm of the day prior.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, International, English
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 10:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01900 823591
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Hartley
  • Catering
    Eclectic menu which combines a range of our most popular dishes and some newer additions. Traditional table service with some modifications in accordance with covid 19 guidelines. Open all day from 12 noon until 10.00 pm. Due to new UK government guidelines, our last sitting is now 8.30 pm.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the hotel for further information or as legislation changes. Bookings for more than 6 guests need to be discussed by contacting the hotel on 01900 823591
  • Area
    Cockermouth
  • Parking Details
    40 bays are reserved for hotel residents and patrons of the hotel. This can get busy at peak times so visitors are advised that parking at the hotel may not always be possible. if ample spaces aren't available, there are ample car parks within easy walking distance of the hotel.
  • Public Transit
    Bus stops on Main Street close to the hotel. Nearest train station is Maryport or Workington (approx 7 miles from the hotel)
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

What 862 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

862 Reviews
  1. JeanN

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We choose the bar in the Trout when we want a quiet lunch where you can meet up with friends, have nice food and good service. The bar is always quiet, as in low noise levels,and you can have a proper conversation without struggling to hear. We all chose a sandwich with chips which was beautifully presented with salad and crisps, and great value for money. The coffee with a lovely home made shortbread biscuit is a nice treat.

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  2. BrianG

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good and similarly the service; friendly and attentive. Would recommend.

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  3. Eeyore

    Cumbria

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    OK sort of lunch. Comfortable chairs. No table water offered. Ordered chicken and was served beef! Rioja which was ordered from the wine list, not the same as the bottle which arrived. Nothing special but local !

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for Sunday Lunch; a regular occurrence when we visit Cockermouth. We found all the long standing waiting staff had left and been replaced by people who had no idea of service. Our roast dinners were served plated up and cold gravy had been poured over the food. In the past we used to receive serving containers and a gravy tureen but no longer. The small roast dinner had increased in price by almost 50% but we received less than previously. A Yorkshire pudding was placed on top of the food which made it difficult to actually access anything. There were two waiting staff but they spent so much time elsewhere they may as well not have been there. We heard one customer ask for tartar sauce to accompany her fish and was brought tomato sauce! The atmosphere was dreadful, made worse by loud pop music which one of the customers asked if it could be turned down. After coming here for many years and thoroughly enjoying our visits we will never return!

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  5. Oldman

    Cumbria

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and good service as usual. Not too busy so got a good table.

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  6. JohnW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    V good last evening especially service and the food

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  7. NicholasSloan

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mostly great food, friendly attentive service, nice surroundings.

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  8. Kaz41

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was nice but disappointing to be rung 3 days before the booking to inform of a menu change. This was very limited and quite pricey. We had no other option but to keep the booking as everywhere was booked due to it being mother's day and our group was 7 people.

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  9. AnneG

    Cumbria

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all enjoyed our roast dinners the Yorkshire pudding are fab and such tasty gravy our young diners age 4 and 7 were treated really well and nothing was too much trouble We love lunch at the trout

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  10. Lynnie

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything but would prefer more sandwiches rather than cakes

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  11. AnneS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My lasagne was a little dry. Service was quick but then slowed down but they did have quite a few customers to attend today. The staff were all very pleasant

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  12. JohnB

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed with my meal after many previously enjoyable meals. The food was good if not spectacular but the service was poor. As example: I paid by credit card but had to go to the bar to find out what had happened to it!

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  13. Eeyore

    Cumbria

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Noisy , unpleasant atmosphere with children shouting loudly into mobile phones. Erratic , disjointed table service with no evidence of communication between assorted staff. Food was OK, nothing special. A drop in standard since my last visit.

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  14. JoanS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing would recommend to family and friends . Definitely would go back .

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  15. JuneB

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined in the lounge which is very nice. The staff are all very willing and helpful. The salmon was beautiful but the Seafood Platter was moderate compared to other visits. Far too big and not enough variety.

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  16. Oldman

    Cumbria

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Being the beginning of Feb and mid week it was quiet. Only the lounge was open, but that is the nicest in our opinion. Food was lovely and the service was quick and friendly

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  17. AnneS

    Cumbria

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Quite expensive for the quality of food. The hotel was cold upon arrival and had to ask staff to put heating/fire on.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, the food was delicious. We always know we are going to enjoy our meal when we visit the Trout. However, very unusually for The Trout the service was very slow today … so much so that rather than keep waiting for our server to come back and ask us what we wanted for pudding, we just got up paid and left. Shame as I was looking forward to their crème brûlée. 😔

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  19. LesleyC

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good choice of menu and the food was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the food

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  20. Walkerjess3711

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food and good service. Went for lunch and will definitely be back.

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  21. Lakesvisitor1960

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 90 year old mother declared her seabass sublime! The hotel was very helpful over making sure we could access our table and it was very comfortable and a relaxed atmosphere

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  22. AnneG

    Cumbria

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food my fishermen’s salad was fabulous and really refreshing salad with five half strawberries Waiter was very attentive and was lovely with our four year old grandson

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  23. MikeR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food served by attentive staff in a relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend a visit to this gem.

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  24. MalcolmB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am pescatarian but my companians were omnivore, there is a great selection of fish and meat dishes . The Salmon fish was cooked beautifully, as was the Cod Loin ,my family enjoyed Cjmberland sausage and rack of lamb

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  25. KathrynC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful seafood and great service, we'll definitely return!

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  26. JanetteW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed with this visit and very limited menu.

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  27. JuneB

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a lovely afternoon. We ate at 4pm in the lounge/bar which was beautifully decorated but very quiet. We enjoyed our food - Quiche, Seafood plate, Sea Bass, Salmon. No complaints there but we did feel the drinks were a bit pricey.

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  28. MarG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely lunch at the Trout, food was good but could have been warmer

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Staff are lovely. Food is very tasty

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  30. cumbrianfoodie

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food ,service and ambiance were all very good. You were made to feel very welcome.

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  31. BillD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi Trip Adviser I booked on behalf of a friend who is most demanding namely Roy Nicholson & his wife. His feed back was excellent in all depts & gave it a 5str on the Whats App message he sent me post his visit.

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  32. AnneO

    Scot. Islands

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very attentive. The food was superb. Will visit again.

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  33. StephenB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great visit food was amazing and was a good atmosphere definitely be back

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  34. LynneS

    County Durham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointing. Decorated beautifully Clearly understaffed. Dixon (our waiter) did his very best. In addition, the manager present also did his utmost. We had very long waiting times for drink and food orders. In total our meal took 3.5 hours due to waiting.

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  35. DebraG

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked for a party of 5 for The Bistro. We went a couple of years ago, it was an excellent, festive evening which we all enjoyed. This year I booked a table online for The Bistro and we were just sat in a lounge area with a couple of other people. Not very Christmassy at all.

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  36. HelenF

    Cumbria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food as always will definitely be back very soon

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  37. Jules

    Cumbria

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a lovely place to meet friends. You can book a table, park your car and generally the food is good. The reception staff are always pleasant and welcoming as are some of the waiters but some of the waiting/bar staff lack training. Portion sizes are noticeably smaller but prices are much higher! The floor around our table was littered with crumbs even though we were first in to dine. The bread that accompanied the soup was hard. Our salad wasn’t dressed. All things that are easily remedied . Such a shame.

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  38. Steven

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing as always. Service was absolutely awful, waiter was rude and incredibly abrupt, took our drinks order but did not pass this to the bar, the bar man was incredibly helpful however when this was questioned. Waiter also threw our napkins and cutlery on the table and told us our drinks order was wrong even thought this was read directly off the menu and we received exactly what we asked for, but our wording was still wrong. Would go back in a heartbeat as the other waitstaff seemed lovely, would just avoid this particular member of staff at all costs

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  39. Ronaldo

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was fairly good, staff and surroundings were excellent

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  40. MargaretM

    Cumbria

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly disappointing. We went for afternoon tea and although we had a welcoming waiter he seemed unaware of the concept. The food arrived on tiered cake stands ( why) which meant we couldn’t see each other over the cake stand Forrest. Quite funny. But then had to ask for plates or are you supposed to eat off the cake stands? When we asked for a pot of hot water for the tea he brought a jug of drinking water and three glasses. Very average food which was reflected in the price only £23 pp. definite lack of staff training by the management.

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Trout Hotel, Crown Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0EJ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cockermouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 10:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, International, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    40 bays are reserved for hotel residents and patrons of the hotel. This can get busy at peak times so visitors are advised that parking at the hotel may not always be possible. if ample spaces aren't available, there are ample car parks within easy walking distance of the hotel.
  • Public Transit
    Bus stops on Main Street close to the hotel. Nearest train station is Maryport or Workington (approx 7 miles from the hotel)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Hartley
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace
  • Phone number
    01900 823591
  • Catering
    Eclectic menu which combines a range of our most popular dishes and some newer additions. Traditional table service with some modifications in accordance with covid 19 guidelines. Open all day from 12 noon until 10.00 pm. Due to new UK government guidelines, our last sitting is now 8.30 pm.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the hotel for further information or as legislation changes. Bookings for more than 6 guests need to be discussed by contacting the hotel on 01900 823591
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