Location - Cockermouth, Cumbria

 

About Cockermouth

 

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, and is so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. The mid-2010 census estimates state that Cockermouth has a population of 8,204, increasing to 8,761 at the 2011 Census.

 

Historically a part of Cumberland, Cockermouth is situated outside the English Lake District on its northwest fringe. Much of the architectural core of the town remains unchanged since the basic medieval layout was filled in the 18th and 19th centuries. The regenerated Market place is now a central historical focus within the town and reflects events during its 800-year history.

 

The town is prone to flooding, being flooded in 2005, again much more severely on 19 November 2009 and on 5 December 2015. (Source Wikipedia)

"Excellent food, friendly and efficient service."

"Visited midweek without a reservation but we were quickly offered a table, even though the restaurant was quite busy. The service was attentive, friendly and efficient and the food (Calzone with spicy sausage and goat's cheese and smoked haddock risotto) was delicious and certainly a notch above your average Italian eatery. As were the prices, but we'll worth it for the quality on offer."