Phil's World Pub Guides - Cumbria, UK

Pub Comments Location
BARROW-IN-FURNESS
Wetherspoon's Furness Railway A pleasant multi-area 'Spoons with traditional decor.
Last visited June 2016.
Abbey Road / Dalton Road
BOOT
Brook House Inn Excellent real ale and a superb Cumberland sausage and mash in this friendly pub with a restaurant attached, located conveniently for Eskdale station on the steam railway.
Last visited July 2006.
 
CARLISLE
301 Miles A rather good real ale outlet on the Railway Station, located in an impressive high-arched room which was formerly a buffet.
Last visited January 2019.
Platform 4
Boardroom A pleasant large knocked through one room pub. My pint of hand pulled Theakstons was well past its best. Friendly locals!
Last visited September 2002.
Castle Street
Cumberland Inn This friendly pub is a well preserved example of the work of architect Harry Redfern for the State Management Scheme, dating from 1929.
Last visited July 2006.
Botchergate
Fat Gadgie A pleasant plainly decorated shop conversion serving quality real and craft ales.
Last visited January 2019.
Devonshire Street
Howard Arms A classic, well preserved, city centre boozer, with four rooms surrounding the central bar. A fine pint of Theakstons.
Last visited September 2002.
Lowther Street
Wetherspoon's William Rufus A large pleasant spoons, mostly modern inside but with some ancient looking stonework here and there.
Last visited July 2021.
Botchergate
Wetherspoon's Woodrow Wilson A large open Wetherspoon's, unsurprisingly busy on a Saturday afternoon.
Last visited July 2021.
Botchergate
KENDAL
Wetherspoon's Miles Thompson A rather fine example of the chain, quite small downstairs but with a much larger room above.
Last visited October 2019.
Allhallows Lane
RAVENGLASS
Ratty Arms Good real ale and the menu looks good as well in this pub located next to the railway stations.
Last visited July 2006.
 
STAVELEY
Eagle and Child A classic traditional pub aiming at the tourist dining trade but very welcoming to drinkers as well, with a selection of ales on, the one I had from a nearby brewery I'd never heard of, was spot on. The food looks good as well. Real fire.
Last visited October 2019.
Hawkshead Brewery - The Beer Hall Not as big as the name might imply, bench seats at long tables, in a room which is something of a shed in style, yet rather pleasant. Hawkshead beers, including some experimental brews, on handpump, served by a well informed barman who helped me choose something gorgeous. Busy with families on a Sunday afternoon, I must say this is a great place to visit. The menu looks good.
Last visited October 2019.
WHITEHAVEN
Wetherspoon's Bransty Arch A large open member of the Wetherspoon's chain with the usual excellent ale.
Last visited July 2006.
 
WINDERMERE
Crafty Baa No real ale (but see Pie and Pint.) just a great selection of craft beers in this tiny place with fun ott decoration. Real fire.
Last visited October 2019.
Victoria Street
Pie and Pint Oh my, this really is a tiny pub, room on the bench seat for maybe eight people if they were all friends, three handpumps fill the counter and my Landlord was spot on. In keeping with the name, you get a free pie with your pint. There's a communicating door with the Crafty Baa, and it's the same friendly barmaid serving you, but the money goes in a different till! Lined glasses for a full pint.
Last visited October 2019.
Victoria Street
WORKINGTON
Wetherspoon's Henry Bessemer Another large Wetherspoon's, this one in a former cinema. The air conditioning was especially welcome when I visited on a very hot day, although not as welcome as the excellent real ale!
Last visited July 2006.
 

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