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The Lane Bar

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18 Fisher Street | Long Lane, Carlisle CA3 8RH, England
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Lane Bar for the first time and I think I've finally found somewhere to call my regular haunt... Just the right side of eclectic and stylish without being pretentious.. Laid back and very pleasant surroundings. Lots of private nooks and crannies if you want some privacy and a lovely courtyard if you feel like being sociable.. Brilliant place!

Thank Lilly R
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretentious, a very badly displayed ViP area of which I sat in unexpectedly and was made to feel very stupid, unwelcome and uncomfortable. After being confronted by management, we left to go to bars close by who were far superior in service and style. Do not go to this bar even if it's the last place on earth!

Thank lilylousofambleside
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal one night and it's a lovely quiet pub and our meal was lovely. Has good size menu for something for every one to eat.

Thank Adamc2001
LaneBar, Manager at The Lane Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us.. I think you may be reviewing the wrong place though! We have not offered meals here for almost 2 years! Cheers More 

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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this bar and I was quite impressed. Firstly the entrance is lovely with a couple of seating areas and a door leading to the garden. We went downstairs to the bar, the barman was very pleasant and talkative and we got our drinks. £4.60 for a pint is quite steep and I wouldn't normally be happy about... More 

Thank carlislelass33
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

very much a hidden gem near the castle, very warm and friendly welcome by staff and management ( and Monty !! ), the place to go in Carlisle. Amazing beer garden

Thank tonyk1872015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, friendly environment , really efficient and welcoming staff. I came in with a friend and we had such a great time. This bar was recommended to me and I would recommend it to anyone who was planning to go out for drinks in Carlisle. Great experience.

1 Thank Fleur R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, I should praise Cameron and his bar team - their service all day yesterday was brilliant. They were all incredibly friendly, joined in with our group's banter, singing and (at times) dancing. One dark haired girl behind the bar is, in particular, an exceptional credit to the place. However..... Gill the lady who I'm told owns the place may... More 

5 Thank SKBlack85
west lothian scotland
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The lane bar is amazing-cocktail lounge bar in the centre of Carlise. The staff /owners are amazing. Defiantly worth a visit if in Carlisle

Thank eyesblue
Carlisle Cumbria
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This place is really something special, it has impressed everyone who I have taken. Nice for private little parties/drinks, top for cocktails but just the classy atmosphere and good staff make it

2 Thank NewCumbrian
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Stumbled across this bar by accident and ended up spending most of our afternoon there. Excellent service in lovely surroundings

1 Thank Jenlamb29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations
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Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Fisher Street | Long Lane, Carlisle CA3 8RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: 441228318013
We no longer serve food. I hope you will join us for drinks soon, We look forward to hosting you.

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