User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
New pub visits 2020 with rpadam on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Sportsman
Image posted by Will Larter
Submitted on Friday, 26th July 2019
With picture contributions to 9483 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (16 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Sportsman, Carlisle

Heads Lane
Carlisle
CA3 8AQ
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Sportsman (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Will Larter left this review about The Sportsman

In Carlisle's historical quarter and signposted from English Street, this old building is juxtaposed by modern shopping developments but initially looks quite promising with the cathedral in the background. The first let-down is seeing the bar counter with just one of three hand pumps with any beer on, and this the often disappointing Jennings Cumberland Ale. This lived down to its reputation, being well past its best and having a banana-ish flavour that it certainly wouldn't have had the day it left the brewery. I didn't finish my half, but couldn't be bothered to complain. A pub that could have been so much better. What a shame.

On 5th August 2019 - rating: 2
[User has posted 2641 recommendations about 2490 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


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

Describes itself on the 'A'-frame board pointing the way near the Market Cross as "the country pub in the city", and that's not too far off the mark (both externally and inside). Very traditional furniture and decor, and quite the opposite of a sports pub that the name might suggest. Three handpumps, with beers including Wainwright and Robinsons Trooper (£3.30). A bit off the beaten track, but worth looking out for if in the area.

On 15th March 2014 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6109 recommendations about 6109 pubs]

External web links for The Sportsman

No known official website for this pub.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Carlisle, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Wetheral, 4.92 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Dalston (Cumbria), 4.98 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Sportsman, Carlisle
20th Sep 2020, 11:04
Picture submitted by Old Boots approved
 
20th Sep 2020, 11:04
Picture submitted by Old Boots approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays - last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed