A NEW series of food hygiene ratings have been awarded to 42 of Carlisle's establishments, the Food Standards Agency have revealed. 

The scheme gives businesses a rating from 5 to 0, with 5 meaning standards are very good and 0 requesting urgent improvement.

Of the 42, it shows that 20 restaurants, cafes or canteens have been awarded the highest rating of 'five', with 14 bars and nightclubs also receiving the top rating. 

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However, the Gosling Bridge Inn on Kingstown Road, Carlisle has been an awarded a '2' rating on March 25, after the report shows that 'improvement is necessary' when it comes to cleanliness and condition of facilities and building - despite receiving a 'very good' when it came to hygienic food handling and management of food safety.

The statistics from the Food Standards Agency’s website also indicates that Carlisle received seven new ratings for takeaways.

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Of these, five takeaways were awarded the highest rating and two awarded a four rating.

Read on for a full rundown:

Restaurants, cafes and canteens

The following ratings have been given to 20 restaurants, cafes or canteens:

  • Rated 5: The Lane Bar at 18 Fisher Street
  • Rated 5: John Watt at Cakes & Ale at 17-19 Castle Street
  • Rated 5: Masala Bazaar at Unit 4a English Gate Plaza, Botchergate
  • Rated 5: Vinyl Cafe at 44 Abbey Street
  • Rated 5: Anazao Tearoom by Katie at 46 Cecil Street
  • Rated 5: Mrs J's Coffee House at Bells Of Lazonby Ltd, 52 Warwick Road
  • Rated 5: Hammonds Pond Cafe at Hammonds Pond, Blackwell Road
  • Rated 5: The Old Bank at Bijou Brasserie, 34 Fisher Street
  • Rated 5: Pizza Express / Mac & Wings at Pizza Express, 21 Lowther Street
  • Rated 5: Roman Wall Lodges at Beaumont
  • Rated 5: Blackdyke Farm Competition & Riding Centre at Blackdyke Farm And Riding Cent
  • Rated 5: Bongo's Coffee Shop 
  • Rated 5: Casa Crisci at Unit 4 Chapel Court, 40-44 Cecil Street
  • Rated 5: Cornerstone at 62-66 Denton Street 
  • Rated 5: Chatsworth Tennis Club at St Aidans Road
  • Rated 5: Foxes Cafe Lounge at Foxes Cafe Bar, 18 Abbey Street
  • Rated 5: Costa at Cumberland Infirmary, Newtown Road
  • Rated 5: Opera Bingo @ the Rex at Opera Bingo @ The Rex, 72 Denton Street
  • Rated 5: McDonald's Drive Thru at Mcdonalds Restaurants Ltd, Grearshill Road, Kingstown
  • Rated 5: Maggie Elliott's at Le Gall, 7 Devonshire Street

Pubs, bars and nightclubs

And 15 ratings have been handed to pubs, bars or nightclubs:

  • Rated 5: Crown And Thistle at 53 Church Street, Stanwix
  • Rated 5: The Club House at Eden at Clubhouse Eden Golf Club, Crosby On Eden
  • Rated 5: The Source Collective at Atlas Works, Nelson Street
  • Rated 5: Caledonian at 17 Botchergate, Carlisle
  • Rated 5: Club Britannia at 35 Lowther Street
  • Rated 5: Havana at Unit 3a English Gate Plaza, Botchergate
  • Rated 5: Brewers Fayre - Lakeland Gate at Premier Inn, Walkmill Crescent
  • Rated 5: Harraby Catholic Club Limited at Harraby Catholic Club, Edgehill Road
  • Rated 5: The Cranemakers at 43 London Road
  • Rated 5: Old Vicarage Brewery & Bar at The Old Vicarage
  • Rated 5: House of Vodka at 4 Botchergate, Carlisle
  • Rated 5: The Venue at The Live House The Venue 7 Englishgate Plaza, Botchergate
  • Rated 5: William Rufus (Lloyds No 1) at 10-16 Botchergate
  • Rated 5: Brewdog Carlisle at 36-38 Botchergate, Carlisle
  • Rated 2: Gosling Bridge Inn at Gosling Bridge Inn And Premier Lodge, Kingstown Road


Plus seven ratings for takeaways:

  • Rated 5: The Fryery at Middleham Butchers, 23 Newtown Road
  • Rated 5: Com-For-T Street Eats - Unit A4E at Atlas Works, Nelson Street; 
  • Rated 5: The Fryery at 29 Scotch Street
  • Rated 5: The Frying Dutchmann Ltd at 153 Newtown Road
  • Rated 5: Crusty Cobbler at 24 Botchergate
  • Rated 4: The Lost Pyramid Ltd at 129 Botchergate
  • Rated 4: Food Heaven at 35 Market Hall, Scotch Street

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