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Captain Nelson Tavern

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 a.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 a.m.
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Good Traditional Pub Food

Stopped for lunch here on a cold and blustery day, but it was encouraging to see several diners... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Every time we come to Cumbria for a break we head to the Captain Nelson for our lunch, great food... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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South Quay, Maryport CA15 8AB, England
+44 1900 816697
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All reviews sunday lunch lovely pub great friendly atmosphere well worth a visit cumbria wilsons chips aquarium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch here on a cold and blustery day, but it was encouraging to see several diners already seated. The lunchtime menu comprises standard pub fare, which all seemed fine. Our haddock and chips tasted really good, nicely cooked and served by a helpful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 134AlisonR
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Would like to say what the food is like but can’t because we arrived at 8.45 to be informed that they don’t take orders after 7.30. Shame because the place looked nice and their was a friendly atmosphere.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to Cumbria for a break we head to the Captain Nelson for our lunch, great food, great friendly atmosphere, helpful staff & very large portions. I have a soft spot for the fish, it’s massive & the best fish I’ve had....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dazb22
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Arrived just as kitchen was closing.... no problem. We’re immediatly welcomed & offered a menu. Drinks order brought to table. Service was faultless. Food was great. Huge fish & chips with mushy peas. Good home cooking. Actually saw the batter being made by the chef.......More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rosydellair
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Called in after a local elderly chap recommend here for eats. Pleased we followed his advice. Lovely pub next to the harbour loads of free parking nearby. We both opted for fish and chips. When it arrived we couldn't believe the size of the haddock...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Excellent pub. Great meals (except limited gluten free - jacket spuds only). Worth taking cash as card payments/ wifi doesn’t always work.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank david j
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Dropped in for a snack on Sunday lunch time unfortunately they only did full meals. Having said that we ordered the Sunday turkey dinner and its was really good but there was far to much for us it was huge so only order this if...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Eric W
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food! Really friendly staff. Lovely little place! Definitely reccomend and will be visiting again next time we're in the area!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank em3001
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Maryport, on Cumbrias west coast, definitely a hidden gem. A lovely costal fishing town with great bars and restaurants. We went to Captain Nelsons Tavern last night. A welcoming,family run bar/restaurant where we had the best wood fired pizzas EVER!. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank vicjh40
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Went to Maryport to visit the aquarium, then after that wanted to find a nice pub for some lunch. Came across Captain Nelson Tavern. The staff were great and the food was amazing. Portion sizes were very generous. Well worth the money. Will visit again...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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