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Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Brilliant sunday lunch, generous portion. Really great, and an excellent pint also. For what you get, it’s very reasonably priced also. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Thank you once again to David, Octavia and Staff for a great dining experience, the food was absolutely delicious. Nothing is ever too much trouble. superb meal and service.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

We were looking for Sunday lunch at short notice, and were lucky to find this lovely pub just outside Carlisle. We had a warm welcome and a fabulous lunch - roast beef and turkey were both excellent, and the desserts were delicious and anything but...run of the mill. Portions were extremely generous and the cost was surprisingly reasonable (£45 for two of us, including drinks). The young man who served us was extremely pleasant, and the toilets were spotless. We’d go out of our way to return next time we’re in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

Upon arrival we had to wait several minutes for our RESERVED table as locals were still drinking on it. They were then moved onto a the table beside ours and continued drinking, making us unnerved.We were then seated and felt rather rushed to order our...meals. The food arrived quickly and was delicious and plentyful. We then waited for some time for the dessert menu. Only one ladies toilet and made to wait to use it twice. Overall the final bill was steep and even though the food was tasty, value for money was not made. Just under £100 for 3 people and only soft drinks were ordered. We wont be back soon.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent food. Two of us had the duck main course, consisting of perfectly cooked pink breast and crispy confit leg. Lovely sauce and dauphinois potatoes. Other two had perfectly cooked steaks and great chips. Couldn’t eat all mine so took it home....Smiley happy looking staff. Thank you. Excellent experienceMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Called in today (Sunday) for food, so pleased we found it. We hadn’t booked but managed to fit us in. Welcomed with a friendly smile and helpful well trained staff who were polite and professional. We settled for the roast beef lunch which was excellent...large portions and the beef cooked to perfection. Great find we will return.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Excellent steak cooked very well, definitely will return, great customer service and friendly atmosphere

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

Excellent ,reasonably priced Sunday lunch(huge portions) & good service. Welcome back David & Octavia.xx

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Came here in 2019 and I reviewed it then as simply the best. Unfortunately it then changed hands but David and Octavia have returned. It’s back to being the best. Had the Butchers Block tonight and it was fantastic, real quality and value. Service was...exceptional. Hope you are here to stay.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

Passing through and found a pub that was dog friendly, the staff were so good and smily, great food, service, clean, lovely decor and best of all the dogs were given treats and very welcomed. Highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 September 2022 via mobile

Came with my family, staff very friendly and attentive, everything came quickly and with a smile great pub food. Liv and Matthew were super.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

Had dinner lunch there with my son. The food was beautiful, tasted so fresh and looked good. Liv on the bar was very friendly and welcoming. Matty the chef came out and he got a big praise for his food. Would highly recommend for people...to goMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

Just had a fantastic meal- Roast Beef Dinner. Generous portions. Came on a Sunday, good service………..,

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022

This gastro pub had a great reputation, looking at the menu on the website looks fab. However on arrival the menu was very different... an example of a starter PATE- served with Marie rose sauce , tomato, cucumber and lemon !!!!!. should have taken pictures..., fish and chips the fish came and it was cooked to death the batter was dark brown, a good chef wouldn't have let this leave his kitchen they cooked another one and honestly the fish was watery and very fishy.. to be fair doesn't state cod or haddock on the menu but presumed it would be one or the other. The waitress came and asked if it was ok, i said I'm sorry to say but that's the worst fish I have ever tasted, so is it ok she asked again. I believe it was a frozen battered fillet out of a box My husband had a steak with peppercorn sauce, one mushroom on the plate and the sauce was so full of dried black peppercorns. The menu was very over priced for the quality. Woodrow Wilson serve better meals. Will never return, what a shame .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

Fantastic Beef Sunday roast and excellent service. The Apple crumble and custard was delicious. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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