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The William Rufus (Lloyds No. 1), Carlisle

10 Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1QS
Phone: 01228633160
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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Reviews of The William Rufus (Lloyds No. 1) (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Old Boots left this review about The William Rufus (Lloyds No. 1)

One of two ‘spoons in the city centre, square inside rather than long and thin, the front wall is typically all windows and doors. Three floor levels to choose from on the ground floor and there’s an upstairs too. Limited on the ale front with a 5x2 set up, heavily duplicated on my visit with the usual suspects plus two guests, one local and one from Arundel. Short measure by a long way on my pint, actually short even for a half litre. Pretty busy on my Friday lunchtime call with a standard line up of ‘spoons type punters, maybe a few more interesting characters than some outlets. Service fine even in the time of plague, beer quality average to good (NBSS 2.5).

On 20th September 2020 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The William Rufus (Lloyds No. 1)

The only good thing about this Spoons compared to the other one nearby is that the beer prices are cheaper. It's got a more modern decor but it's a Lloyds with a lighting rig which points to it transforming itself into Hell on Earth after about 21:00. To make things worse it also has TV screens which provide revenue to that pariah Rupert Murdoch. Soon after sitting down here somebody decided it would be a good idea to lower a big screen and show that bloke from Countdown and others blathering on about football. The good news was that the sound wasn't turned up but the bad news was that seconds later loud music started playing.
The bar has eight hand pumps but little choice, the two GK beers and Doom Bore, a cider, Deuchar's IPA and saving the day Cumberland Corby Blonde which I had just tried in the other Spoons. I went for that (£1.99) and it was as good as in the one down the road. Now I've been here and seen what it's like I won't darken it's doors again.

On 30th November 2015 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The William Rufus (JD Wetherspoon)

Modern 'L'-shaped conversion of no particular distinction. Having said that, there was at least a reasonable selection of real ales from the ten handpumps (including the local Corby Fox brown, £2.29). Quite quiet when I visited early on a Friday evening, but very 'lively' when I walked past again later on...

On 15th March 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Colin Walker
Carlisle, 0.15 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Wetheral, 4.9 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Dalston (Cumbria), 4.92 miles, 1 hr 35 min walk (show)
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20th Sep 2020, 10:57
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20th Sep 2020, 10:15
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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