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The Black Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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Durdar Road, Carlisle, England
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Ate here while on holiday in the area. It was quite good & reasonably priced. Service was fine, no complaints

Thank davidcarl99
Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Arrived at The Black Lion having been turned away at the Plough nearby. Welcomed by a lovely barman who was welcoming and friendly. The menu was good, normal pub grub, but also a specials board. We ordered Steak Pudding and a Burger. The food was quickly served and was pleasant. The pudding came with chips and veg but the veg... More 

Thank kenners13
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

No frills, not pretending to be. Good food at very reasonable prices. Fab lager😀 Steak pie and apple crumble are excellent. We live locally and come often. Always receive a warm and friendly welcome.

Thank karen M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is not the Black Lion of old, keep away! This pub is for sale and I can see why. Let's talk positives, just 1 - the Beer was good Let's talk negatives 1. The man behind the bar, just like every one states, customer service beyond poor 2. The food, spicy creel prawns! Well, 7 pieces of frozen breaded... More 

2 Thank livingthedreamUk
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

went here for supper, service was terrible the man behind the bar was rude and unwelcoming, the macaroni was the worst thing I think i have ever tasted, avoid!

1 Thank Mary-jane290
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Black Lion a few times now and have never been disappointed yet. You get large helpings and everything is fresh. Lovely people that have it. We will certainly go again

1 Thank Sheila S
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here this evening for a family meal, I rang before to book, good job as when we arrived was getting busy! This is a really homely friendly pub. There was 3 adults and 2 kids and our meal bill came to £34.80!the food was beautiful and nothing was too much for the staff!! Everything is home made which is... More 

1 Thank niamhrose9881
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Here evey week. Excellent pub food, good sized servings. Good value and always tasty. Cumbria portions means your never hungry when you leave.

Thank Jon E
Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The food was not the best. Quite bland. The man behind the bar was not very welcoming and barely said a word throughout service. A slight damp smell in the bar area -off putting when trying to eat. Over all an OK experience. But doubt we will return.

1 Thank RainbowDrops310
1 review
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We go whenever we can and the portions are always ample and fresh meat etc. Can't recommend enough just give them a try.

Thank Dave B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Durdar Road, Carlisle, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: 01228520931

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