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The William Rufus (Lloyds No. 1 {Wetherspoon sub-brand})

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Abbey AleExcellent1
Caledonian - 80/-Excellent1
Great Corby (formerly Cumberland) - Corby AmberExcellent1
Great Corby (formerly Cumberland) - Corby BlondeGood1
Batemans - Veto AleAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles BestAcceptable1
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Not Tried0
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)Not Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0

Visits Details

06 Jul 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Late morning and start of our group of 25 or so's coach tour across the moors to Newcastle. Already fairly busy with a mix of folk having their late breakfasts and others starting off on a long day on the beer!
Great Corby (formerly Cumberland) - Corby Blonde4.20GoodMedium-bodied Blonde Ale. Softly bittered with hints of lemon & honey. An easy drinking moreish ale.
19 May 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. 2nd Spoon's within 100 yards. This one was very TV sports screen orientated. Good range of local ales.
Great Corby (formerly Cumberland) - Corby Amber4.00Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale (was 3.5%)3.40Not Tried
Great Corby (formerly Cumberland) - Corby Blonde4.20Not Tried
27 Jan 2012 (Ron D)
A very pleasant friendly bar
Caledonian - 80/-4.10Excellent
Adnams - Abbey Ale5.00Excellent
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Acceptable
Batemans - Veto Ale4.30Acceptable

About The William Rufus

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1QS.

Lloyds No. 1 music bar. Located Botchergate. A bit of history ........... It was William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror, who restored Carlisle to the English kingdom. Rufus entered the city through Botchergate. The long-demolished gateway has given its name to today's street - Botchergate. 8 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 4.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CA1 1QS