FRIDAY, August 5 is International Beer Day, and what better way to celebrate this weekend than heading down to your local pub for a beer, or other beverage of your choice.

If you want to try somewhere new, or even just see where the best places to go are, look no further.

We’ve rounded up the best bars and pubs in Carlisle, according to reviews on Tripadvisor, all with a rating of 4 and above.

Best bars and pubs in Carlisle

Howard Arms

Where is it: 107 Lowther Street, Carlisle
Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

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The Howard Arms gets rave reviews from customers, with many calling it “excellent”. Reviews praise the Sunday dinners, great service, and atmosphere.

The Apple Tree

Where is it: Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8EQ
Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

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The Apple Tree scores many 5-star reviews for service, food and drinks. One reviewer called it, “the apple of my eye”.

The Otter Inn

Where is it: Little Corby, Carlisle CA4 8QQ
Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

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The Otter Inn receives rave reviews. When scrolling through the Tripadvisor page it is a sea of 5-star comments praising the food, the staff and of course, the drinks at this village establishment.

BrewDog Carlisle

Where is it: 36-38 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS
Tripadvisor rating: 4/5

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BrewDog in Carlisle is rated for the pizza, beer and the fact that it is dog friendly. One reviewer calls it “Carlisle’s best bar”.