Please check out the Menu under Daily Specials to see what is available.
Family Dinners* available for Take Out/Curbside
Turkey Dinner $10/pp
Pot Roast $10.75/pp
Shepherd's Pie $9/pp
Beef Stroganoff $11/pp
*Minimum 3 orders of SAME MEAL
Our Kitchen is making meals daily 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (9 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays)
Delicious pub food & brew made just for you!
The Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery in Hallowell, ME, is our take on the traditional English pub. Our mission is to provide a gathering place for our local friends and seasonal visitors to enjoy good food and drink.
Like the pubs that dot the English countryside, The Liberal Cup is an inviting and cozy spot to bring family and friends. And while the draughts will conjure that familiar flavor of jolly ol’ England (ales and bitters being our specialty), we’re happy to brag that the food will not.
Our award-winning chef has taken classic pub fare and elevated it with fresh, local ingredients. His daily specials highlight Maine's seasonal offerings and on the weekends he likes to turn The Cup into a gastropub with his haute and nouvelle cuisine creations.
I opened The Liberal Cup in 2000, realizing a life-long dream of establishing a traditional English pub on this side of the Atlantic. At the impressionable age of 17, I had fallen in love with the English country pub--a place for families and friends to gather for all occasions, as well as a local watering hole for those out and about or on their way home. English pubs are cozy, informal, and meant for all to enjoy. I hope that is what you’ll experience when you walk through our door. It’s certainly cheaper than a trip to England, and the food is better. I promise. As for the beers I brew, although I love experimentation, I keep them all within the English tradition: drinkable, affordable, and for the people. So, please, come and sit for a spell, share a story and laugh, and just enjoy yourselves.
Geoff Houghton Owner, Founder, Brewer
WHAT'S ON TAP
Tarbox Cream Stout
Milleni-Ale NE IPA
Dummers Lane Brown Ale
Smelt Camp Strong Ale
Updated: March 26, 2020
Available for Take Out or Curb Service
Beer Cheese Soup:Bug & Pepper Jack
Vegetarian of the Day: Vegetable Stir Fry with Peas, Carrots, Onions, and Mushrooms. Choice of Teriyaki or Spicy
Pot Stickers (5) $10
Onion Rings $5.50
Homemade Breads of the Day: Stout Honey Oat/ Potato $3.50
Lemon Cheese Cake - $7.25
$12 to fill a Growler
Anyone interest in a Keg can place an order and pick it up the next day
$70 5 Gallon Keg ($80 for NE IPA)
$155 15.5 Gallon Keg ($175 for NE IPA)
Call anytime after 11 a.m. to order FAMILY DINNERS
THE RIGHT WINGS Wings done Right 10.00
Choice of Buffalo, Garlic Parmesan or Chipotle BBQ.
CHICKEN QUESADILLA Grilled Sun-dried Tomato tortilla amply filled with Chicken, Spinach and Feta Cheese, & topped with Cilantro-lime sour cream served with Remoulade. 11.00
SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP Chunks of Artichoke hearts and Spinach baked in Parmesan & Cream Cheese served in a Bread Bowl with our home fried tortilla Chips. 9.75
SIDE OF HAND-CUT FRIES Sm 4.00 Lg 6.50 SWEET POTATO FRIES Sm 6.00 Lg 8.00
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
BEER CHEESE SOUP Different brews with different cheeses every day. Cup 5.50 Bowl 7.75
BAKED FRENCH ONION SOUP Everybody's Favorite, isn't it? Crock6.75
*HOUSE SALAD Mesclun greens with Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Cucumbers &
Home-made croutons. Small 6.00 Large 9.00
*BOB COBB SALAD Mesclun greens topped with Avocado (when available), Applewood smoked Bacon, Tomato, Bleu Cheese crumbles, diced Egg & grilled Chilled Chicken. Small 10.50 Large 13.00
*CAESAR SALAD The Classic, fit for an Emperor. Small 7.50 Large 10.00
ADD: Grilled or Cajun Chicken 3.50
MY BIG FAT GREEK SALAD
Spinach tossed with Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, Red onion, roasted Pine Nuts, Tomatoes & balsamic vinaigrette.
*THE BREWER’S CUT Check the Specials Board or ask your Server which cut of Steak we’re offering today and how we’re preparing it. It’s Brewer-approved. Served with our Garlic Smashed Potatoes & Veggies. As Quoted
DRUNKEN POT ROAST Grandma would be proud! Slow roasted in our own Brew served with our own Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Veggies & Gravy. 12.75
NOT YOUR MAMA’S MEATLOAF We stuff our Home-made Meatloaf with Spinach and Cheddar, then wrap it with Applewood Smoked Bacon. Smothered in home-made Gravy, served with our Garlic Smashed Potatoes & Veggies. 13.00
SHEPHERD'S PIE Choice ground Beef, savory Herbs, Mushrooms, Onions, & Veggies covered in our Garlic Smashed Potatoes with a side of bread. Who says the English can't cook? $11.00
FISH & CHIPS Our classic. Haddock golden fried served with Hand-cut fries & slaw.
1/2 portion 11.00The Full Monty14.50
An Amazing Menu
Whether you're looking for a snack, a fresh & light lunch, or a hearty and comforting meal, you'll find something memorable to satisfy your craving. Our menu hasn't changed much since our opening; our regulars won't allow it. One time with the Fish & Chips, Drunken Pot Roast, or Not Your Momma's Meatloaf, and you'll know why.
Our brews are produced in the English tradition: pleasing, delicious, and affordable. We brew various ales (ambers, IPAs, porters, stouts) and lagers in 200-gallon batches twice a week just yards away from the taps, giving you the finest experience of a centuries-old craft.
On Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, the pub swings with great live music provided by top area musicians. Grab some friends and test your combined brains on Tuesdays with Trivia Night. Check us out on Facebook to follow where else we're pouring The Liberal Cup brews at special events and festivals.