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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.

 
 
The Old Crown

Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 8JG, Tel: 016974 78443, Email

Famous co-operative pub next to co-operative brewery with wholesome pub food.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
The Kings Head

Fisher Street, Carlisle, CA3 8RF, Tel: 01228 817115, Email, www.kingsheadcarlisle.co.uk/

Historic HQ for cask-ale fans, with changing menu of local beers.

 
 
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.

 
 
Blue Bell

6 The Square, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 7PJ, Tel: 01228 712061

Family run popular haunt in heart of the village serving home-cooked food. Popular Sunday lunches and beer garden.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Duke of Cumberland

Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU, Tel: 01228 670341, www.thedukeofcumberlandinn.com/

Sit outside and gaze over the Marr (green) at the centre of a pretty North Pennines village. Fish-finger sandwiches with mushy peas are on the tempting menu: earn them with a walk round the nearby reservoir.

 
 
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.

 
 
String of Horses

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

17th-century charm

 
 
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.

 
 
The Plough Inn

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

Local gem

 
 
The Golden Fleece

Ruleholme, Irthington, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4NF, Tel: 01228 573686, Email, www.thegoldenfleececumbria.co.uk/

Award-winning inn