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Drover's Rest Inn

The Drover's Rest is a traditional English country pub, situated near the Hadrian's Wall walking and cycling routes, and not far from Burgh Marsh and the Solway Coast. The building itself is over 400 years old, and has a large beer garden to the rear used during the summer months. We serve locally sourced and homemade traditional dishes, and a range of fine local real ales. Children's meals, desserts and specials are listed on the blackboards inside, and dogs are welcome. Booking is highly recommended; and essential for groups of 8 or more.
US$12 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews burger pie haggis black pudding fish and chips salad ham curry chicken the pub real ale greater selection food piping hot walking hadrian's wall selection of beers saturday evening meal local butcher
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We often return here because it is so good. Great selection of real ales, well prepared food, value for money.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chrisjw2017
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Visited with friends for early evening meal and for a Tuesday night the place was busy when compared with other country pubs. A welcoming open fire and comfy seating is always a plus. Two of us had the fish and chips which we had chosen...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mike E
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Went out for a meal with my sister and her son who were here visiting for the weekend. we went out for a quick bite to eat and ended up staying for the quiz night. What lovely people and the food was brilliant too.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Judith D
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A taxi driver recommended this place to us for food and we weren't disappointed. I had the most delicious creamy mushrooms with herby scones. Unfortunately the portion was so big that I didn't get to eat dessert. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 780emman
Reviewed 23 September 2018

4 of us turned up after being booked in by a local campsite Each of us had a Burger and were all left very happy on what arrived. Burger, chorizo, cheese and Black pudding what can go wrong? We would have stayed a little earlier...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark W
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner with the wife to the drovers after it had been recommended .the pub was very nice and the staff were very friendly ..The wife had a burger and I had the gammon which were both very nice.not brilliant but not bad either..would...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jasonboerti
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the Drover’s Rest for a Saturday evening meal. Encouraged by a pub full of diners, my friend and I were really looking forward to a fine and traditional country pub meal. We both ordered the ‘homemade steak pie in shortcrust pastry’. In short,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank CarlisleChap
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for Saturday evening. I had a steak, chips, peas and salad and it was lovely. My husband had surf and turf which was equally as nice. We could have sat in the dining room but chose to sit in the bar which...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank yellowdaffyCumbria
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous meal here whilst on holiday and our dog received a great welcome too! Hope to return when we are back in the area.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We pop in here anytime we’re back in Carlisle for the friendly atmosphere and brilliant selection of real ale. As an experienced beer lover I can describe the taste I like and always am recommended an ale that’s perfect to my liking! This time was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Raymond B
15 December 2017|
Response from 472sandyw | Property representative |
hi there, we do have a smaller appetites menu that includes a couple of kids meals, along with smaller portions from our main menu
29 September 2017|
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Response from Z1359HWsamanthaw | Reviewed this property |
they even had dog treats at the bar 🐶
Linda G
21 February 2016|
Response from 472sandyw | Property representative |
We are but are fully booked I'm afraid
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