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Workington in General
Member Name: beccabottle
Workington in General
Advantages: The people
Disadvantages: Not much happening for the locals
After living in Workington for 19 years i know alot about the place and it is fair to say it is boring to live here. However for the visitor i can see why people like to come here, it's not too far from the Lake District yet still has a town atmosphere about it. Workington is a large town and has recently undergone a regenration in the town centre meaning that there are lots of new shops there such as poundland, ethel austin, river island, HMV and costa coffee. As well as shops that have previously been in the centre but have now moved into larger shops such as JJB sports and new look.
For a small town the night life in Workington is pretty good, the people are generally friendly and there's usually a good night to be had. People generally follow a circuit, people aged between about 17 and 25 follow the same path. Start at the bounty at around 7pm and have a coule of cheapish drinks in there, then move on to yankees for a quick one while the crowds still there, once it starts to empty the usual path is to the vine bar or the circit bar, either one of them will be busy around half 8. stop in one of there for an hour or so and then off to dukes for a quick one or 2 and then into the well, which people normaly stop in there til about 12. Then its back to Yankees agian which is open til 1 or to chasers which is open to 3. After that food is a general need, with sultans and sadies open til around half 3 if your lucky.
Eating out in Workington, you dont have much of an option. The most popular restuarant i'd say is caspain which offers a wide variety of steaks, burgers, pizzas and italian food. with a grill area and a bar. Other than that there isn't many other resturant options in workington, however lots of the pubs do bar meals during the day and some of them at night, though these are mostly the ones such as the travllers rest, the town house and the briery which are out of the town centre.
Summary: Good for a visit though not really for a permanent home
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