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The Lane Bar

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$$ - $$$
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18 Fisher Street | Long Lane, Carlisle CA3 8RH, England
+44 1228 318013
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We reserved some tables for a hen party with no problem. The staff were fun and couldn't do enough for us. The atmosphere is great and even allowed my aunties pet dog in 😃. We all had a super afternoon.

Thank Caitlin H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have been to the Lane Bar several times in the last 2 years whenever we are staying in Carlisle. It is our favourite bar! Mainly due to the relaxed atmosphere as well as the great cocktails! It is so unique and the decor as well as the huge selection of drinks is second to none. Really... More 

1 Thank Sophie T
Penrith, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Until last night, I never thought of Carlisle as a place for a night out. Stranded images in my head of 'past their best' teenagers, leaning against a wall in botchergate - not my scene. But the Blockheads where in town!!!! We just had to go. And on the way - we wondered excitedly into the Lanes bar. An anonymous... More 

Thank R0062
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

this bar is a real find, wonderful atmosphere lovely warm and friendly staff well done Gillian and Cameron All the best for 2017 Paul and George

1 Thank ChiltonMayes
Carlisle, Cumbria,
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282 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Even if Carlisle wasn't a city bereft of decent bars to go to the Lane would stand out. In the centre of the historic core of Carlisle this stylish bar offers something different. With a fabulous interior, 4 individually styled rooms, and the best garden in Carlisle. It's chilled, with great staff, drinks and a soundtrack to boot!

1 Thank notshort
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

It is such a nice place to go for a drink. The staff are always really friendly I always find myself at the bar chatting to them while i'm waiting for my drinks. The rooms are very chilled out and intimate, perfect to go for a drink with friends or on a date. The outside seating area is lovely, the... More 

1 Thank Jamie M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went approximately half 9, on a Saturday with the girls for some cocktails! Wasn't heaving but lovely chilled atmosphere, unique gorgeous cocktails on offer, defiantly worth the little walk away from the main hustle and bustle of the centre to find it!!

1 Thank jemimarae2
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We nearly walked by as the entrance is down a lane but we are glad we didn't. Really quirky and different. The bar man was excellent really knew his stuff, I ordered a glass of wine not realising they have a wide range of gin and tonics, unfortunately we did not have time to go back but if I am... More 

1 Thank Diane J
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Popped in a few months back whilst visiting family in Carlisle. Spotted the Absinthe fountain and dasher bottles through a window from the outside and this immediately made us thirsty for something stirred down and boozy. There was about 8 people in our party so we were told we could sit and have our drinks in 'Montys' upstairs, this little... More 

2 Thank David A
northern england
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Out with family & decided to take them to one of our favourite bars. It is beautiful inside & the new reading room/library is gorgeous. They were suitably impressed & will be back with their friends. Monty left a lasting impression & gave us lots of lovely kisses.

1 Thank bj18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Fisher Street | Long Lane, Carlisle CA3 8RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 318013
We no longer serve food. I hope you will join us for drinks soon, We look forward to hosting you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?