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The Cumberland Inn (Punch Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Lancaster - BlondeAcceptable1
Picture 1. The Cumberland Inn, Carlisle, Cumbria
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

19 May 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A must visit to get the feel of a Carlisle State Management Scheme house, quite unchanged by time. However the single forlorn handpump was pumpclip-less due, the barmaid said, to being unable to move cask ale here. An 'alf of 'rthur Guinness's draught extra cold sufficed.
28 Jul 2012 (Stephen Harris)
There is a banner in the back garden declaring that this pub is in the 2012 Good Beer Guide. It isnít. At least, itís not in my copy, although I do admit that a few pages have fallen out. And on todayís performance, it shouldnít be. It does however have a splendid, wood-panelled interior.
Lancaster - Blonde4.00AcceptableWell past its best, but still discernable as a decent pale beer with a sweetish caramel taste and some citrusy hop.

About The Cumberland Inn

The pub sign. The Cumberland Inn, Carlisle, Cumbria

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Something of a Grade II listed time-warp pub in Botchergate, whose interior cannot have changed for many years. An ex-Carlisle State Management Scheme house. Wood panelling and framed black and white photographs. Small backyard. It is a few minutesí walk from Carlisle railway station, somehow surviving despite having a Wetherspoon pub to either side. A single handpump rarely if ever dispenses cask ale.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 1 beer and tried it.

Map location

Postcode: CA1 1QS