Music Venues in Cumbria
Plug `N` Play
All performers are welcome, as long as it`s live. All the equipment is set up ready for you - you literally just plug in and play!
This site will always be under construction as we`ll be updating often with new artists and background info on them. Keep checking back or you`ll miss something good!! Meantime, check `More Plug and Play` page for details of who`s appearing at Plug and Play!
Performers very welcome at all events.
If you`ve never been to a Plug and Play session and want to find out more, contact Jackie Knox
Bootleggers Music Bar
The nearest you`ll ever get to an American Roadhouse outside the US. Over 150 gigs annually and at least 120 withfree admission. Open 7 days from 10:30am - 11pm (Sun-Thu) and until 1am Fri & Sat.
Wide variety of beers including Carlsberg, San Miguel and Bud draft and real ales by Hawkshead & guest breweries. No food... Interferes with drinking
Off The Wall
Off The Wall is open late every Friday with different events each week. Live music, talks, poetry readings and more.
Why not book for a traditional meal of the day or just pop in and enjoy our usual coffee shop menu with local beers and wine list available.
Jazz venue at the Trout Hotel Cockermouth offering regular jazz gigs during the spring and summer.
The Candlestick offers a modern vibrant atmosphere appealing to a wide range of tastes, yet still retains an old fashioned charm. The pub offers a wide range of award winning real ales and the staff take great pride in ensuring the quality of the beers are consistent.
The Crown &Cushion, Appleby
Appleby is famous for the annual travellers fair which boosts the population from five thousand or so to forty thousand, spread over a week.
The atmosphere during the fair is vibrant and lively and well worth a visit.
The Cushion as it known to the locals offers a traditional bar with a separate pool and games area and has a wide selection of cask ales, lagers and keg beers. There is a separate dining room which caters for larger groups and functions.
The Crown, Coniston
The Crown Inn previously known as The Crown Hotel is situated in the heart of the English Lake District in the centre of the picturesque village of Coniston, close to all local attractions and shops.
This is the ideal setting where we can offer warm, comfortable Coniston bed and breakfast accommodation at a reasonable cost in both summer and winter months.
Regular live music.
The Globe is situated just off the historic market square of Ulverston. Ulverston is well known as the festival town which attracts large numbers of vistors. Dickensian weekend is a particularly busy event, which gives the local popolation an excuse to dress up. Walking around the cobbled streets and lanes one could easily imagine being transported back to those times.
The Globe is Dickensian in its look and atmosphere, with its beams and panelled walls, nooks and crannies and stone floors. It is a one roomed bar with a separate pool room leading to a spectacular walled garden.
The Golden Ball
The Golden Ball, sits in the main square of Dalton in Furness. The pub is a large one room bar with a pool area leading out to a covered patio area. To the front of the building is a well used seating area.
The Golden Ball offers weekly entertainment with darts, dominoes and a proper pub atmosphere. The welcome is always friendly and warm and will make you want to come back.
The Hope & Anchor
The Hope & Anchor, just off the market square in Ulverston is small but perfectly formed and offers a big welcome. The pub prides itself on the best quality cask ales a good range of keg beers and wines. You will be guaranteed a quirky night of entertainment with local folk musicians some tasty nibbles and a strong desire to come back.
The Hope & Anchor Flookburgh
The Hope & Anchor is situated in the Village square of Flookburgh. The village is a popular tourist destination, using the village as a base to access nearby Holker Hall, Cartmel races and the scenic town of Grange Over Sands.The Hope has letting bedrooms of a high standard and offers good quality food and a selection of cask ales.The large garden to the rear is a safe haven for children and families.
Regular live music featured.
The Kings Arms Inn, Ulvertson
Live bands every Saturday
The Kings Arms is Dickensian in its look and atmosphere, with its beams and paneled walls
nooks and crannies and stone floors. The pub is well known for it`s food and offers traditional pub grub, snacks and tea and coffee.
The Kings Arms is a popular weekend bar appealing to young and old alike. The pub offers as a wide selection of beers and wines but is known for the cask ales. Always worth a visit.
The New Hall Inn
The New Hall Inn, known as the The Hole in`t Wall is the oldest pub in Bowness, built in 1612 and nothing much has changed, apart from electricity and central heating.
The pub has a charm and character you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. The Hole provides a wide range of cask ales, good pub grub served all day and a friendly welcome. There is a patio/ beer garden area with heating and a function room for larger parties.
The Outgate Inn
Many of the original features of the Inn have been maintained, keeping that charming old world feel. You can expect to be warmed by a lovely real fire in the winter months and for those warm summer evenings and total relaxation there is a very pleasant secluded beer garden to the rear. Parking is no problem as there is a large car park situated opposite the pub.
Regular live music.
The Pack Horse Inn, Keswick
Take a walk into the Pack Horse Shopping precinct just off Keswick`s town centre and you will find the Pack Horse Inn.
The pub has an old fashioned traditional atmosphere, with old wooden beams and stone floors. The dining areas are located on three terraces leading up the stairs, offering a different dining experience.
The Pack Horse offers a wide selection of home cooked food, from fine dining to hand made burgers. There is a large selection of cask conditioned ales as well as an eclectic choice of wines.
The Piel Castle
The Piel Castle is a popular, friendly town centre pub with a large beer garden, cosy sheltered smoking area and roaring log fires in the winter.
The pub is locally reknowned as an entertainment venue, playing host to top bands and artists, along with other entertainment such as karaoke.
The Robin Hood, Barrow-in-Furness
The Robin Hood is a traditional terraced pub situated just off the main town centre and in the heart of the ship building community that made Barrow in Furness famous.
The Robin Hood has two comfortable letting rooms giving you a good base to visit the many visitor attractions in the area.
The Pub offers good quality cask ales a warm friendly welcome, pub games and regular entertainment, ensuring your visit is memorable and you will want to visit again.