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The Last Zebra

6 Lowther Street, Carlisle, CA3 8DA, Tel: 01228 593600, Email, www.thelastzebra.co.uk/

Craft beers and charcoal-grilled steaks are at this Lowther Street hangout.

 
 
Coach and Horses

234 Kingstown Rd, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0DE, Tel: 01228 523307, www.coachhorsescarlisle.co.uk/

Harry Redfern-designed pub offering good pub food and a warm welcome.
Handy for M6.

 
 
The Quarter Lounge

12 Treasury Court, Carlisle, CA3 8RF, Tel: 01228 545944

It’s all about the burgers

 
 
The Plough Inn

Wreay, Carlisle, CA4 0RL, Tel: 016974 75770

Local gem

 
 
The Blacksmiths Arms
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Talkin Village, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1LE, Tel: 016977 3452, Email, www.blacksmithstalkin.co.uk

Take a walk round Talkin Tarn (half a mile away) to work up a craving for lunch at this quiet inn near Brampton. There’s a selection of ales to sup in the beer garden (or to cradle beside the log fire).

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  • Rail station: Brampton (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Drovers Rest

Monkhill, Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle, CA5 6DB, Tel: 01228 576141, www.beaumont-pc.org.uk/page.php?id=213

Award-winning real ale pub close to Hadrian’s Wall path. Food is widely praised, especially the gourmet burgers and popular Sunday lunches.

 
 
Crown & Thistle

Rockcliffe, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4AA, Tel: 01228 674545

They shout about their fish and chips here, but curries and slow-cooked pies may also tickle your fancy.

 
 
The Thin White Duke

1 Devonshire Street, Carlisle, CA3 8LG, Tel: 01228 402334

Burgers and chunky chips are a staple of Carlisle’s regally-named gastropub (the name’s a nod to David Bowie and his 1976 persona), but there’s more to this stylish den than gourmet patties and hand-cut potatoes.

 
 
 
Snooty Fox

Uldale, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 1HA, Tel: 016973 71479, www.snootyfoxuldale.co.uk/

Remote Northern Fells inn close to C2C cycle route.Real ales and fine food.

 
 
The Queens

Warwick-on-Eden, Carlisle, CA4 8PA, Tel: 01228 562283

Boarded up and abandoned before its facelift two years ago, the Queens has captured local hearts with locally sourced food and contemporary decor. Classic gastropub pies and fries sit with special-occasion dishes.

 
 
Oddfellows Arms

Caldbeck, wigton,, Cumbria, CA7 8EA, Tel: 01697 478227, www.oddfellows-caldbeck.co.uk/

Locals and Cumbria Way walkers enjoy real ales and homely cooking.

 
 
Royal Oak

Curthwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA7 8BG, Tel: 01228 710219

Much-loved local and dining pub with strong local-sourcing credentials.

 
 
The Queen Inn

Great Corby, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8LR, Tel: 01228 561592

Posh pub food in a delightful setting. Save room for the superb lemon meringue pie.

 
 
Rose and Crown

Low Hesket, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 0HG, Tel: 016974 73346, roseandcrownlowhesket.co.uk/

Travellers’ inn on A6; handy for M6, too. Pub-grub staples are always available; specials change fortnightly.  

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
String of Horses

Faugh, Heads Nook, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 9EG , Tel: 01228 670297, Email

17th-century charm

 
 
The Shabby Scholar

11-13 Carlyle's Court, Carlisle, CA3 8RY, Tel: 01228 402813, www.facebook.com/theshabbyscholar?ref=ts&fref=ts#_=_

Laid-back lunches and lively tapas in the evenings in intimate café/cocktail bar.

 
 
The Wheatsheaf Inn

Wetheral, Carlisle, CA4 8HD, Tel: 01228 560686, Email, www.wheatsheafwetheral.co.uk/

Community-centred local in pretty village just a few miles north of Carlisle. The menu offers more than the predictable pub fare – pressed ham hock, battered monkfish cheeks, squash risotto, shin of beef – and the portions are generous.

 
 
Lowther Arms

Lowther Arms Inn, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8DL, Tel: 01228 560905, www.lowtherarmscountryinn.co.uk/

Family-run country pub known for its good food and friendly welcome. Home-made classics on the menu include grilled Barnsley chop, steak and ale pie, and the Lowther Arms mixed grill. A short hop from J42 of the M6.