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The Cumberland Inn, Carlisle

34 Botchergate
Phone: 01228536900
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Punch Taverns

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Reviews of The Cumberland Inn (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Old Boots left this review about The Cumberland Inn

Nice frontage and a suitably woody interior, lots of panelling, bit of mosaic floor (probably modern) and a leaded skylight over the counter; WhatPub tells me it is grade II listed. No cask beer, although there are two unused pulls on the counter, just a horseshoe of low end national kegs, WhatPub says Jennings Cumberland is usually on. Nowhere near as busy as ‘spoons next door, a fair mix of clientele but tending to the codger end, probably gets younger later. Multi space layout where walls have been removed. Constant music and usual screens and machines, and one of those useless rotating snack dispensers that usually eat my pound coin. DJ booth in one corner with speakers and lights n stuff so may be one to avoid on post plague weekends even if you fancy the beer or just admiring the interior.

On 20th September 2020 - no rating submitted
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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
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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
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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
20th Sep 2020, 10:58
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20th Sep 2020, 10:58
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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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