Penny Blue was certainly a gear change for Carlisle’s bar and restaurant scene when it opened in late 2017. Housed in the city’s old main post office building, its stylish interiors and mix of tapas, grill dishes, wines and cocktails has proved very popular indeed. The restaurant was a finalist (Best Newcomer) in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2018.

Davids, Foxborough (Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2018), Barton’s Yard, Old Bank City Pub and Chop House,  Amato’s and Alexandros. Assembly at Rickerby Retreat, just outside the city. 

Farlam Hall near Brampton, Lounge on the Green (Houghton). Pentonbridge Inn near Longtown (Best Newcomer in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2018). Fantails at Wetheral. Barista at Wigton.

Zest Whitehaven, The Green Room at Rosehill Theatre near Whitehaven.

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