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Sportsmans Restaurant

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Scots Dyke | Longtown, Carlisle CA6 5XP, England
+44 1228 791325
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We always stay here on our way north to the Western Isles and also for sporting activities locally. The food is delicious and beautifully cooked and it's no wonder booking is essential. Our hosts Richard and Claire are delightful and work so hard to make every visit a treat for us. There is nowhere more welcoming and we will keep... More 

1 Thank n0w65
Penrith, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I've just enjoyed the best afternoon tea I've had in a very long time at the March Bank. Service was very friendly and professional, the lounge was cosy and very comfortable and the food was super. It featured four very good flavour sandwiches including freshly cooked salmon with cucumber and chicken with avocado, three different types of fresh scones (cheese,... More 

1 Thank Apsleybabe16
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I am mystified as to how anyone could give the Sportsman a poor review. I've been staying for some years now and it really has to be the most comfortable, friendly place to eat and stay. The food is always the freshest of local produce, superbly cooked by Richard, and requests for dishes not on the menu are accommodated with... More 

3 Thank Judith M
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Took my partner for a meal on her birthday on the 27th Feb. Booked for 7pm. Asked what we required from menu. Partner ordered duck, I ordered salmon. Waitress told of my food allergy to onions and mushrooms. Severe reaction to onions. Called into dining area 7.40 PM. Waited 15 minutes to be served very small piece of fatty salmon... More 

1 Thank 1851brilly
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We live locally and have enjoyed coming here for about 25 years, especially on our wedding anniversaries! We love the relaxed, friendly atmosphere that Richard & Claire Moore and family have created. We suddenly realised that we've never done a review! So here goes ..... but what can we say? Every meal is delicious whether we have fish or game... More 

3 Thank cleo037
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I think the person who put the negative review on, probably a man, must have been delirious from his high fever. This is an amazing place if your 'thing' is country house hotels. The food is delicious, fresh and local, conjured into an extensive menu by the host, the specials board is exceptional. The host, his family and the young... More 

3 Thank maureen c
Wigton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

This gem of a hotel is a fantastic place to eat and stay overnight or longer.The owners are second to none in their hospitality with their friendly and caring nature. We stayed overnight and the 6 of us each had different starters and main courses which were superbly prepared and delivered to our table with professionalism and were beautiful. This... More 

4 Thank PatriciaL37
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Myself and now wife have ate on plenty of occasions at The Marchbank for nearly 10 years. This summer we got married and myself being English and my wife Scottish we held our reception in a marquee on the front lawn at The Marchbank right on the Border! Straight from our first discussions with Richard & Claire the owners about... More 

4 Thank Scrumdown1
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Lesson one: Serve me the wrong wine and them explain you got drunk at lunchtime and were still a little muddled. Lesson two: Give me a sirloin steak that I cant cut and don't give a stuff when it is returned to the kitchen Lesson three: When a client has flu and a temperature of 102 calling them Mr Sick... More 

3 Thank Blokerods
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed here on Saturday evening. We have been before and it's always a pleasure to return. The Owners and Staff are friendly and welcoming and we had a very comfortable nights sleep in the 'Bothy' which is beautifully furnished. Dinner was delightful. The menu has a variety of locally sourced produce with daily specials. My Wife and I chose... More 

4 Thank Justin046

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scots Dyke | Longtown, Carlisle CA6 5XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 791325
Just up the A7 along the Tourist Route to Edinburgh

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