The Liberal Cup Hallowell, Maine

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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

Meatloaf               $11/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.

Headed South? Visit The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery, our sister brewpub in Saco.

Welcome & Thanks for checking us out!

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


Alewife Ale

Bug Lager

Tarbox Cream Stout

Milleni-Ale NE IPA

Dummers Lane Brown Ale

Smelt Camp Strong Ale

Backhouse Bitter



 Guest Tap:


 Updated: March 26, 2020

Menu 3/29

Available for Take Out or Curb Service



Daily Specials:

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                                    



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?  Crock  6.75

*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  


Spinach tossed with Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, Red onion, roasted Pine Nuts, Tomatoes & balsamic vinaigrette. 

Small 9.25  Large 12.25



Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette, *Asian Vinaigrette, Parmesan Peppercorn & *Caesar





SACO'S TACOS  The most popular item on our deck at The Run of the Mill in Saco.  Pan Blackened Fish, fresh Pico De Gallo, Lettuce & Cilantro Lime Sour Cream.  11.50

BLACKENED BLEU CHICKEN WRAP   Diced Cajun spiced Chicken breast, Bleu Cheese crumbles, Tomatoes, & Greens, tossed in our Bleu Cheese dressing & wrapped in a Sun-dried Tomato tortilla.  9.75

THE PORTABELLAR  Stuffed Portabella mushroom Cap filled with Spinach & Parmesan cheese with roasted red Peppers served on a Borealis Wheat roll.  9.75  

*THE LIBERAL BURGER   Charbroiled 7oz Burger on a Kaiser roll.  9.25                     

   ADD: Avocado 1.25 | Applewood smoked Bacon 1.50 | Sautéed Mushrooms or Onions .75 | Cheddar, Swiss,

Pepper Jack or Bleu Cheese Crumbs .95

VEGGIE BURGER  It’s home-made with Potatoes, Carrots, Lentils, Black beans and Onion on a Multi-grain roll.  Add any of the above toppings you’d like.  8.75    

CHICKEN SALAD WRAP   Fresh Chicken with Walnuts, Cilantro, Onions & Mango Chutney.  10.00

TURKEY CLUB  Fresh roasted Turkey breast on Wheat toast with Avocado (when available), Applewood smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo.   10.75     

GRILLED  REUBEN  Home-cooked chunks of Corned Beef on marble Rye with Swiss cheese & our Sauerkraut slaw.  11.00

THE FISHWICH  Our golden fried Haddock fillet with Cheddar cheese served on a Kaiser roll.  11.00

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH   Grilled chicken breast topped with Applewood smoked Bacon & Cheddar served on a Kaiser roll.   9.75

                Try any of our Sandwiches on a Multi- Grain Roll or Sundried Tomato Wrap                                                                                                               

 Sandwiches come with choice of our Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Cole slaw, Hand cut Fries,

 OR for 2.00 Extra, Sweet Potato Fries or Side Salad.



HADDOCK NAPOLEAN  Beer Battered Haddock layered with Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Bacon and Spinach topped with Mornay Cheese. 16.50    

HOME STYLE TURKEY DINNER  Give Thanks Every day.  Fresh roasted Turkey, traditional Stuffing & all the Trimmings. 12.00


                ADD: Grilled or Cajun Chicken 3.50  |  Grilled Gulf Shrimp 7.00

*THE BREWERS 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 MAMAS 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   11.00                               The Full Monty  14.50