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The Cumberland Inn, Carlisle

34 Botchergate
Phone: 01228536900
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Punch Taverns

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Will Larter left this review about The Cumberland Inn

This should be a really good pub, and I think in the past it has been in the Good Beer Guide. Certainly it is one of Camra's heritage pubs, for its well-preserved interior with original fittings, but unfortunately it was let down at the time of my visit by a poorly presented drink - sloppily poured, without either care or attention, resulting in no head on the beer. It tasted ok, and if I'd been in a pub in Luton or London the absence of a head would not have been worthy of comment, but here it felt like the result of either ignorance (and no proper training) or lack of attention.

Date of visit: 28th February 2019

On 31st May 2020 - rating: 4
[User has posted 2625 recommendations about 2475 pubs]

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Cumberland Inn

What a waste - this pub looks the business from the street, and the interior probably still has a bit of interest if you stick around long enough to take a good look around. What you actually get is a rough city pub, with loud Friday night music in the bar when I called in, a pool table in a quieter room at the back and a patio beer garden to the rear. No real ale from the solitary disused handpump, so had a quick pint of Younger's Scotch Ale (£2.30) before moving on...

On 15th March 2014 - rating: 4
[User has posted 6002 recommendations about 6002 pubs]

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Tex Icecubes left this review about Cumberland Inn

Walking into this pub is like looking through sepia coloured glasses into the past. With it mosaic tiled floor, dark wood panels stained glass partitions and old obscure photographs its no wonder it is in the National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.
However the beer lets it down. Only one real ale (Lancaster Blonde) not a lot for a town centre pub which in the past made the good beer guide every year. So on this score the pub needs to try harder.
Botchergate has quite a few real ale pubs (The Woodrow Wilson, The William Rufus, The Griffin and The Cumberland) all within walking distance of the railway station but these pubs can get a little rowdy on a weekend.

On 13th June 2010 - rating: 6
[User has posted 28 recommendations about 26 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Colin Walker
Carlisle, 0.18 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Wetheral, 4.87 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Dalston (Cumbria), 4.89 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cumberland Inn, Carlisle
31st May 2020, 19:22
Review submitted by Will Larter
7th Mar 2019, 12:28
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 31 May 2020 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 31 May 2020 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 06 May 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 31 May 2020 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 June 2010 by hondo .
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