In today’s Readers’ Choice we look at the places our readers recommend for a festive sandwich with all the trimmings.

We have a great range of places to look at for a Christmas treat, courtesy of those who took to Facebook to let us know their picks. Here are their recommendations, in no particular order...


This Carlisle independent has attracted outstanding praise online.

News & Star reader Donna Summerson said: “Com-for-T street eats does the best festive baguette I’ve ever tasted!

“Everything is fresh and just the right balance of ingredients to optimise the flavours. I cannot recommend it enough.”

Reader Steven Jefferson added: “I’ve never had a festive baguette anywhere else where every single item in it is made to perfection. That’s what Christmas tastes like!”


This Egremont chip shop also has a plethora of festive options as part of its intriguing menu, according to our readers.

Reader Rebecca Rollinson was full of praise, saying: “Their festive menu is to die for – fabulous food and prices, definitely worth a visit.”

3 Blackwell bites, CARLISLE

This pleasant cafe, situated in Currock, Carlisle, packs a punch when it comes to festive sandwiches, treats and more, say our readers.

Sinead Watson said: “No one beats them. I’m going to put my nomination in for them.”

Reviewer Russell Donaldson also said: “I would like to say a big thanks to Leanne and the girls at Blackwell Bites who did our buffet for our Christmas party. The food was lovely.”

4 The Old Bank, Carlisle

This popular Carlisle restaurant is currently running a takeaway service for those missing their classic British takes on all your favourites, which includes special Christmas-themed choices.

Reader Matt Rayson recommended their Scrooge McCluck burger, which is on their takeaway menu and looks very tasty!

Another reviewer added: “Delicious and brilliant value for money, a real plate full. Would definitely recommend and we can’t wait to try the evening and breakfast takeaway menus.”

5 Crumbs of Denton Holme, CARLISLE, and dalston

The festive sandwiches at this Denton Holme and Dalston favourite have gone also down a treat.

Reviewer Joely Grace Bradley said: “Crumbs in Dalston, without a doubt their festive baguettes are the best.”

Commenter Martyn Hunter also said that Crumbs have “great festive baguettes”.