Name: The Howard Arms

Where: Lowther Street, Carlisle

Website: See us on Facebook

Tel: 01228 648398

Opening hours: Lunch served Monday to Friday from 12noon-3pm. Evening service from 5pm-8pm. Saturday we serve food all day from opening at 11.30am-7pm. On Sunday traditional roasts are served from noon-4pm

History: The Howard Arms reopened in July following a £350,000 refurbishment. The pub celebrates a unique period of Carlisle History when all of Carlisle’s pubs were brought into the State Management Scheme. Work has sympathetically restored and renovated the Grade II listed building, retaining original features such as the distinctive green facia tiles and cosy layout, with its nooks and crannies, snug and wood panels

Style of food: Our menu offers a flavour of the past with traditional home cooked

British food with dishes like spam fritters, mince and dumplings, game pie and rabbit stew followed by homely desserts such as rice pudding and treacle sponge.

Menu sample: To start, there’s our version of spam fritters, served up with our spicy tomato chutney; traditional Scotch egg served with HP sauce; prawn cocktail with Greenland prawns in a Marie Rose sauce with brown bread and butter or homemade vegetable soup “just like mam used to make” with crusty bread and butter, all priced £3.90.

For mains, our London pie shop section of the menu offers steak & Theakston’s ale pie, chicken & leek, haggis, neeps & tatties or mature cheddar & onion. Choose mash from creamy, cheese, pesto, or chips with garden or mushy peas or pease pudding. There’s a choice of traditional gravy, cheese or parsley sauce all for £8.95. There’s fish and chips with mushy peas and a vegan friendly salt & vinegar flavoured fish alternative (both £9.95) and The Howard’s curry with rice, chips or half & half (£8.75).

Puds include Granny’s bread & butter pudding or jam roly poly and custard and Knickerbocker Glory, all £3.95

In their own words: The Howard Arms is an iconic Carlisle pub that many local people hold dear to their hearts.

We want to make it somewhere that customers of all ages can enjoy and hope that Carlisle and its visitors will join us to celebrate our unique heritage while enjoying some memory evoking and comforting home cooked food.