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Bar Solo

££ - £££, , British
1 Botchergate, Carlisle, England
+44 1228 631600
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pub, British
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Botchergate, Carlisle, England
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 24 July 2018

My partner and I called for drinks on an afternoon/evening. Bar staff very friendly and welcoming, atmosphere good. The place always is comfortable and has a great selection of beers wines and spirits. Always make a point of having a few while in Carlisle. Love...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank enncle
Judith S, Owner at Bar Solo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you. Our lovely staff work hard to make all customers feel welcome, and appreciate your kind review.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Nice beer. Top location. Buzzing on Saturday afternoon. The decor is something to behold. Very ornate. They took good care of my bags.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Timbo3018
Judith S, Owner at Bar Solo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your review, and you visited on a great day weather wise too!! Hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

My partner and I called for drinks on an afternoon/evening. Bar staff very friendly and welcoming, atmosphere good. The place always is comfortable and has a great selection of beers wines and spirits. Always make a point of having a few while in Carlisle. Love...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank enncle
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Great location, central and close to the railway station. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and clientele and a good choice of drinks. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank ARKAYESS
Judith S, Owner at Bar Solo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review, please visit again soon.

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I visited this bar on Saturday night with me friends as we have been before and like this bar. When we arrived the bar was busy but we were served very quickly. The only problem which I have had before in this bar is that...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Stephanie44_12
Judith S, Owner at Bar Solo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your review. We are waiting for a new control panel for the radiator you mention and agree that end of the bar is a little cold at the moment, however we are using the heat mode of our air con system and...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Deffo worth a visit. Amazing atmosphere and amazing drink. This is the place to go if you visit carlisle

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank dragonfire12389
Ainstable219, Owner at Bar Solo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Many thanks, and please come back and visit again soon.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

We visited this time last year and were so impressed that we were determined to come back: so we did. It was just as good and the atmosphere just as inviting, just tempting us to stay all evening. Had it not been that we had...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Frohlix
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Good service, professional and proficient staff. Great coffee. Have the extra option for hikers of baggage storage while you your the city unencumbered! Well worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank SJBaked
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in last night, Saturday 19th August, as our friends came up from Manchester. Lovely bar, very trendy & the bartenders were all fantastic. Big thumbs up.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank gillfs123
Judith S, Owner at Bar Solo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you! So pleased you loved our bar! Hoped your Manchester pals likes us to!

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited this place a number of occasions and I still like this place. It is very friendly and the staff are always willing to help and ask how you are with genuine thought. The drinks maybe more expensive then the rest of bochgate...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Stephanie44_12
Ainstable219, Owner at Bar Solo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Lovely ! Thank you! We very much want to create a friendly atmosphere, and definitely somewhere ladies feel comfortable on there own. As you rightly say we are a little more for drinks than Botchergate but we are a private family owned bar without the...More

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enncle
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Response from Ainstable219 | Property representative |
Yes. open from 11am through to about 11pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Botchergate, Carlisle, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 631600
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