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The Griffin, Carlisle

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1 Court Square
Phone: 01228598941
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Griffin

Prominent city-centre pub, housed in an old bank and located just up the station access road by the old defensive towers. You might think that 'spoons would have done a better job of the conversion because the interior is disappointingly anodyne (and the mezzanine insertion doesn't really help). With two of the four handpumps in use, I found the local Citadel (£3.55) and Greene King IPA being served, with another Carlisle Brewery beer and Old Speckled Hen coming next.

On 27th September 2021 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Griffin

Large Greene King over a couple for floors.

Real ale options seemed limited to core GK range, so avoided.

Stella £1 cheaper than Peroni at £4 a pint.

Seemed popular for the "pub grub crowd"

On 16th September 2021 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Griffin

Large Greene King pub on a corner just outside the Citadel and railway station. Fair bit of dark wood and bench seating. White tiled bar back, four pulls lurk on the front corner of the L shaped counter, Abbott, IPA and Golden Griffin from the local Carlisle brewery, presumably some badge engineering going on there. Looks like it’s had a massive refurbishment in the recent past, which possibly added the mezzanine floor. Usual screens and machines with constant but not too intrusive background music. My IPA was as good as it is likely to get but I drank it fast and had jaded taste buds from the previous days excesses. On the ball with their anti plague procedures and reasonably quick service, although it was a quiet time of day while I waited for a train.

On 20th September 2020 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Carlisle, 0.12 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Wetheral, 4.9 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Dalston (Cumbria), 4.95 miles, 1 hr 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Griffin, Carlisle
27th Sep 2021, 21:43
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
16th Sep 2021, 19:13
Picture submitted by Ian Mapp approved

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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 05 March 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
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