St Nicholas Arms, London Road – Love Your Local

St Nicholas Arms, London Road – Love Your Local

If you’re looking for a top-notch local pub then you really can’t go past The St Nicholas Arms on London Road. 

Alison Mitchell realised what a gem it was when she took over the pub earlier this year: “It’s one of the most beautiful pubs in Carlisle and I’m thrilled to have taken it over. It has a loyal following of regulars who were really pleased with the improvements we made.

We’ve given it a new lease of life creating a comfortable, contemporary pub where customers can enjoy anything from playing pool, watching sports, sipping cocktails, singing along to live entertainment or enjoying a great meal.”

The renovations and modernisation of the interior were a couple of months in the making but when the doors were thrown open to the public in June, it proved well worth the wait.


The inviting terrace out front beckons on a sunny afternoon but for those that venture further, the interior is an open space with comfortable seating, appealing features and contemporary décor, yet it still retains all its original charm.

Alison ran the Cumberland Inn, in Botchergate, for 14 years but she was drawn to making a move to a more family orientated venue, which included bringing her daughter Shaunna Boyd alongside, as manager in her new venture.

“It’s a nice quiet local where the focus is on coming in and having a few drinks and a bite to eat.  Of course, we show all the sporting events, have live entertainment like singers every weekend and a pool table which is a must for any local pub.”

They serve a range of continental lagers, craft beers, traditional ales, ciders and have an exciting wine list. As well as offering modern twists on classic cocktails.

But it’s the food that earning them rave reviews said Alison: “We are delighted to introduce our menu of freshly prepared favourites, the best hand-cut chips in the area and our unique sharing towers that are proving to be a huge hit.”

The new Saint Nics Tower is a perfect sharer for your night out.  It starts with two mini homemade burgers, two of the chefs mini pulled pork burgers, two battered fish goujons and two chicken goujons, hand-cut chips, nachos with cheese and salsa, homemade coleslaw and onion rings topped off with a choice of three delicious dips for only £18.50!

The menu covers everything from lighter bites through to hearty pub favourites and make sure you stop in on Sunday for the traditional roast.  Choose from beef, pork, chicken or a vegetarian option and tuck into 3 courses for just £14.

The kitchen uses local suppliers where possible and Steve Wilson (famous pie maker) is their butcher.

Their speciality desserts include old favourites and seasonal variations that are prepared freshly by the chef.  With a children’s menu, the Saint Nicholas Arms is suitable for the whole family and full allergen information is always available on any dish.

Whether you want an afternoon of sports, a nights entertainment or top quality food to enjoy with friends and family, the Saint Nicholas Arms is your perfect local.

View the menu at or give them a call on 01228 492336 and follow them on Facebook @StNicholasArms for updates on food and entertainment.

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