REVIEW: Moo! Penrith

We had a nice little trip out to Penrith. I had a conference so had to be there the night before to get there in time. That evening we spotted super sweet little craft ale pub, Moo. The Boy loved it, with its great selection of American craft ales at a reasonable price.
They also had a wide range of other Belgian, World and European brews and a couple of local Cumbrian ales thrown in for good measure. It wasn’t the cheapest, yet for the quality and diversity on display they weren’t pricing out the market. Pints were around £3.50 to £4.40 and a glass of wine around the £4 mark. 

It is a tiny little place, with rustic tables and barrels for furniture as well as a fetching trophy cow head on the wall. It was visited by a steady stream of regulars while we were there and the bar guy said it gets really paled on a weekend. I thought it was worth visiting for the cow print toilet seats, but that’s just me.

They are partnered up with a nearby restaurant so don’t really offer food. the restaurants menus were on the table and it looked high end, bit still relatovrly reasonable.

This was definitely my top pick in Penrith. Welcoming and friendly, the bar staff were knowledgeable but in no way snobbish or superior. They even gave us a couple of the moo stickers which adorn their pint pots. I can only recommend you stop by if you’re in the area.


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