FOLLOWING the rise of 16-year-old Luke Littler to darts superstardom during the 2024 World Championships which took place between December and January, the nation has been struck by darts fever. 

'The Nuke' was defeated in the World Championship's final by Luke 'Cool Hand' Humphries, however, the buzz around the sport has remained with many looking to get their fix of throwing tungsten arrows. 

In Carlisle, there are several places where locals can attempt to get their own 180, here are seven of the best. 

Harraby Pub & Kitchen

Harraby Pub & Kitchen describes itself as 'a great British pub at the heart of the Carlisle community' and is also a venue where the next Luke Littler could be unearthed.

The pub on Harraby Grove, which also offers a traditional pub menu, is a great option for locals looking to hone their Darts skills.

The Beehive

The Beehive on Warwick Road is already a favourite for sports fans in the city.

Located opposite Brunton Park, it is a regular destination for followers of Paul Simpson's Carlisle United, however, could also be the perfect place for those looking to practice their 170 checkouts. 

The Royal Oak

Just outside of Carlisle, in Scotby, the Royal Oak is a traditional village pub that is also embracing Darts fever. 

Carlisle Ex-Services Mens Club

Carlisle Ex-Services Mens Club, or as it is locally known, 'The Ex', is located on Albert Street and already provides a home to some of the city's best Tungsten targeters. 

The Ex is currently top of the Carlisle Sunday Night Darts League Division One and organisers Fiona and Nev Jack are encouraging more locals to get involved when their new season begins in May.

Red Fern Inn 

On the North Side of Carlisle, the Red Fern Inn on Kingmoor Road is also a great option for those interested in becoming the next Phil Taylor, or perhaps just looking for a casual game with a few friends. 

Linton Holme Inn

Lindisfarne Street's finest, where the Darts can be enjoyed alongside the inn’s range of beers, bottles, and spirits and the promise of great banter.

The Border Rambler

The Border Rambler on Bochergate is in the heart of Carlisle's party district and tends to get busy on Friday and Saturday nights as it is filled with clubbers. However,  what is a night out without the Darts?