If you're planning to go out for a pint in Carlisle this week then this story is for you. 

Here at the News & Star, we've created a list of the top five best pubs in the city, according to Trip Advisor. 

There are some truly brilliant drinking establishments scattered around the city and these five pubs are definitely worth a visit if you enjoy a drink or two. 

The Caledonian 

This is one of the first pubs you see as you get into Carlisle from the train station. 

It is always full to the brim on match days and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. 


Located in the city's main nightlife area, Botchergate, BrewDog is a firm favourite of many a beer drinker. 

The company has branches across the country and they sell a range of rather interesting beers and ales. 

The venue is Carlisle is definitely worth a visit if you'd like to try some of the drinks they have on offer. 

The Otter Inn

This quaint village pub has a bar and lounge area and also serves food. 

It is said to have a warm and friendly atmosphere and serves great food. 

The Apple Tree

This is a pub at the heart of the city and sells a range of drinks and classic pub food at reasonable value. 

It is a part of The Lanes Shopping Centre in the middle of Carlisle.