When exploring the many sports bars in Carlisle, always bear one thing in mind. When you are that far to the north of England and creeping as close as you are to Hadrian’s Wall, you never know when there will be a Scotsman sitting in the corner nursing a nice neat glass of whiskey. Do not fear said Scotsman. Because in spite of his questionable inclination to wear what you’re certain is a skirt, and the rather large knife that is strapped to his meaty leg, the Scotsman is merely a peace-loving rugby fan there to watch the game just as you are. He’s a smart bloke and has travelled south of the border on the advice of MatchPint after searching for nearby pubs showing rugby. So what’re you waiting for? Get over there, buy him a drink and enjoy the game.
It can be interesting to ponder the difference between say rugby fans and football supporters. Of course the two are interchangeable (technically anyway) but on the balance most would say they adhere to one clan more so than the other. This isn’t the start of some long diatribe about the strengths or shortcomings of either of these two groups. No, this is an impassioned love letter outlining the benefits of the harmonious mixing of two very different tribes. All the pubs showing sport in Carlisle will happily cater for all those who cast a shadow over the door to their establishment. In the spirit of fairness, can we suggest checking out our list of pubs showing cricket?