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Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Black Lion/Pub Food/Carlisle

Situated on Durdar Road on the outskirts of Carlisle, just past the Racecourse. Plenty of parking outside, but a bit too far to walk from the City Centre.
An older style local pub, clean & tidy but almost stuck in a time warp. You can choose from two areas, the bar and the lounge, both are similar so it's just a preference of where you prefer to sit.

A good menu with plenty of options, and a good few Veggie options too.

I started with Garlic Mushrooms, they were served with some french stick and salad. They tasted good, but they came with a skin on the top and the bread was stale, like it had been pre-cut and left out for a while.

Hubby had Garlic Bread, which was a supermarket style garlic baquette. At least you know what you are getting :)

For a main course I went for Macaroni Cheese, it came with either chips or your choice of potato, and salad or veg. I went for chips and veg.

The macaroni cheese was tasty, thick chunky chips, and some nicely cooked veg. A nice meal.

Hubby went for his usual Gammon, served with egg AND pineapple, veg and a seperate dish of chips. Very nice he said.

There is a display carousel of puddings as you walk into the lounge, sometimes they can look amazing, other times they can look slightly tired. Have never had room enough to try one yet though.
The owner (?) is an unsmiling man, makes very little conversation or contact with the customers, which is a shame.

Quite a nice pub to sit and relax in after your meal, there never seems to be any rush to move you on, so it's nice to sit and have another glass of wine or a coffee after your food.

No website to be found, but here are the contact details.

Black Lion
Durdar Road
01228 520 931
Please do comment if you have been.

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