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Moo Bar, Penrith

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This is now the Fell Bar. It was my favourite pub/bar of 23 new establishments tried over the weekend. It's a small place, with not much space for seating. But there are other floors and the turnover of customers was quick. Beers, both cask and keg are on a blackboard, alongside ciders, a craft lager and ciders. The cask ales from Fell were Ghyll, Robust Porter & Nelson & Chinook. Guests were Allendale Summit Single, RedWillow Effortless & Northern Moon Faith. The 3 ciders were Snail's Bank Fruit Bat, Oliver's Dry & Thistly Cross Traditional. Bar staff seemed to be knowledgeable. Reminiscent of a micropub, this is a welcome addition to the pub scene in Penrith and probably the best in town.
blue_scrumpy - 17 Sep 2018 19:49
Now run by the Fell brewery. Good selection of ales and a friendly lad behind the bar. Had the Fell Porter and one called Joker IPA from another brewery. Both were in good nick.
littledrummerboy - 15 Sep 2017 19:32
Very regrettably, now closed.
jagsfan - 15 May 2017 12:55
Small shop conversion right next door to another pub. Very friendly small bar with an 'udder' room on the first floor - and the toilets on the 2nd. Was let down by the ale though - had a fairly insipid Carlisle brew which left me not wanting anymore. Top marks for the bar but think the ale needs attention.
Snarling_Mallard - 1 Dec 2016 11:33
The Moo Bar only opened 2 years ago, when I was in Penrith last September it looked very new so I decided not to visit on that occasion, who knows why!

So on a recent visit to Penrith I weren't going to miss it this time. After a quick drink in the Agricultural Hotel it was a short wander down the hill to this very welcoming & intimate bar.

6 hand pumps offering 5 ales and 1 real cider. The majority of the ales were from Cumbria and the Lake District. I opted for 2 pints of Fell Brewery Tinderbox IPA @ a whopping 6.3% (£3.50 a pint) & Barngates Brathay Gold @ 4.2% (£3.00 a pint). Both extremely well kept ales and very drinkable.

I took a seat on one of the long benches by the window and immediately struck up conversation with a local that lasted several hours.

A cracking bar, great ale choice, well kept ales, friendly locals. What a great place and a deserved entry in the GBG, for me this is a must visit in Penrith.

lezford - 5 Aug 2015 13:55
Despite the silly name this is a great place. The guy behind the bar is very good and I had a nice local beer, porter and a strong one for the road. Got to be the best place in Penrith.
jagsfan - 26 Apr 2015 19:21
This place is a little gem. Lots of local real ales and bottled guest ales from around the world. Also a very knowledgeable guy, Zak behind the bar. Very basic decor with wooden floor and benches although there is a little comfortable lounge upstairs if you prefer. My wife and I were happy to just sample a few beers and have a chat, thoroughly reccommended.
tommo1957 - 14 Oct 2014 10:43

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