The Best Pub Crawl In Carlisle
If you have come here after googling 'Carlisle Pub Crawl' then I'm afraid you have lucked out. This is a page about pubs in Victorian Carlisle. If you're looking for Carlisle UK and appreciate traditional pubs with good beer (real ales) you might want to try The King's Head. If that's not your thing, then you are probably quite young so I suggest you google 'Bars in Botchergate'
Have a look at this map, it's the second edition OS map (Circa 1900) of Rickergate. It shows what I believe to be the mother-of-all-pub-crawls in Carlisle.
To help you orientate yourself the Civic Centre would be where Swifts Row used to be. At the top-left of the map is Corporation Road, you can see the Malt Shovel on the corner.
Now imagine a journey starting from the Malt and travelling the very short distance to Drover’s Lane, now the northern end of the Lanes Shopping Centre.
Just look at the number of pubs in that few hundred feet. I counted SIXTEEN ale and spirit houses and taverns along that street alone, and there are still more others near by.
Those were the days...
For more information on these vanished watering holes have a look at this excellent site HERE.
If the history of Carlisle is your thing then also have a look at this site HERE. It contains a large (but patchy) collection of photographs of carlisle from a few years ago to the 1890's.
Just type in a place or street and see what comes up.