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Sportsman Inn

Heads Lane
Telephone(01228) 533799
Real AleReal FireFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsGamesSmokingWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Sun 11:00-23:00

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:

Reopening 1 August 2020. Check details on their facebook page link below and/or ring to book.
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Regular beers: Jennings Cumberland Ale, Wainwright

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

The oldest recorded pub in Carlisle (1747). There is a copy of a 15th century map of the area on display in the pub which suggests there was a building on the site at that time. The map shows that it sat on land owned by a monastery (Blackfriars) Only 10 minutes from both rail and bus stations the Sportsman can be found tucked away from the main pedestrian thoroughfare. Look behind House of Fraser and alongside M&S Food Hall. One large room features in this pub. Meals are served 1130-7 Monday-Saturday and 12-5 Sunday. A quiz is held every Monday evening.The Sportsman was a State Management pub - a plaque above the bar states it was part of the scheme between August 1916 and May 1973.