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The Black Lion

517 Durdar Rd, Carlisle CA2 4TX, England
+44 1228 534999
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
517 Durdar Rd, Carlisle CA2 4TX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

visited 15 march had the tasting pork & fish pie both excellent will certainly be back good service, well done to the chef

Thank roger241
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant staff, but a hot sandwich with a couple of thin rashers of bacon, three pieces of chicken in cold white toast served with skinny fries and small leaf garnish priced at £8.65 is a rip off..then the coffee at £3 a cup! Sometimes people...More

Thank delphene13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went for lunch, 3 of us ordered the Cumberland sausage with Yorkshire pudding. The sausage was nothing special but the Yorkshire pudding was practically inedible. It was difficult to cut and tasted like cardboard. The waitress when informed of this was not...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Locally sourced food, well presented and delicious. Really good value for money and every single member of staff very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely recommend a visit. 5*

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Friday 9th March 2018 very busy the Food selection was very Good when the Meal was served it was very hot and well prepared the Service was excellent and the Staff where very friendly and Helpfull it's not the cheapest place to...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Black Lion on Saturday night for the first time as a party of four having regularly visited the Queens. The service was excellent as was the food. The decor is very tasteful. Yes the old staff from the Queens. They just work...More

Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been twice since the BL was refurbished. I was informed that this was to be managed by the team previously at the Queens and I always enjoyed a meal there, so I was always keen to try it. It seems when it’s a...More

Thank lozorro92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a large group of friends for afternoon tea. 4 of us sat on a table set for 4 people. Our 1st course arrived as soon as we were seated about 15mins later we were asked what drinks we would like. 1 person on...More

Thank saralittle85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met up for lunch with friends and we were served first class food by lovely friendly staff. The refurbishment is tasteful and, unlike many other establishments, the tables aren't 'crammed together' so you can eat in comfort. Ver highly recommended!

Thank AnnieandMichael
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends for afternoon tea & wasn't that impressed. The pub has been given a impressive & much needed face lift. This is the first time I've been since it was renovated & I thought it looked very good. We sat at the table...More

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Alison P
13 January 2018|
Response from Cath S | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Sunday lunch time and it was just the roast dinner sort of menu don't know if it changes on a evening , sorry not more helpful
20 August 2015|
Response from junewilson1926 | Reviewed this property |
Black lion open on Sunday from 11.30 am until 23.00 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Durdar Rd, Carlisle CA2 4TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 534999
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