A pet-friendly pub, charmingly converted for lazy and fun-filled lock-ins with your favourite people in a beautiful Cumbrian coastal village.
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Secluded in Port Carlisle, a Cumbrian coastal village on the Solway Firth, The Hope and Anchor is a converted pub with serene sea views and direct access to the Roman Wall Trail.

A Grade II-listed building filled with warmth, charm, and character, up to 10 guests and four well-behaved dogs can be accommodated in the pub, for an epic lock-in quite unlike any other!

Looking every inch the well-loved local, behind the welcoming door awaits an array of comfortable spaces to suit every holiday taste. Relax with a book in the cosy living room, or challenge your loved ones to a pool tournament or round of darts.

If the sun’s shining, head out to the beer garden and get lost in catch-up conversation before breaking bread in the pub-style dining room, complete with a roaring open fire to give your evenings a hearty glow.

(There’s a commercial kitchen to whip up all manner of feasts in… perfect if there’s a budding chef in your group!)

You’ll have five dreamy bedrooms to choose from, four of which are on the second floor. They include two en-suite doubles, one of which boasts sea views to energise your mornings.

There’s also a cheery twin room, while the third double features its very own kitchen – ideal if you just can’t function without that essential first morning cuppa! Last but not least, there’s a second twin room on the third floor, with access via a low ceiling that makes it particularly perfect for the kids.

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At a glance

  • A Grade II-listed pub in Port Carlisle, converted to a fun and welcoming retreat steeped in character.
  • Five bedrooms sleep up to 10 guests. 4 well-behaved dogs are also permitted to stay.
  • Accommodation includes a bar area with games, a pub-style dining room, and a furnished beer garden and terrace.
  • Port Carlisle is part of a designated AONB and on Hadrian’s Cycleway, with are plenty of beautiful walks and cycle routes to explore.
  • Both the Lake District National Park and the West Cumbrian coast are accessible within a 45-minute drive.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Step to ground-floor entrance: living/dining room with open fire, Smart TV, Wi-Fi, dartboard. Commercial kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Utility room with washing machine. Games room with pool table. Separate WC. First floor: shower room with cubicle and WC. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms, each with a TV and an en-suite shower room. 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. Steep stairs to third floor: twin bedroom with limited headroom, bathroom with bath and WC. Gas central heating and electricity throughout. Bed linen and towels provided. Beer garden with terrace and bike store. Private parking for 4 cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, historic sites, nature-watching, picnic spots, shops, restaurants.

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Meanwhile, plenty of bathrooms – along with the en-suites there’s a dedicated shower room on the first floor, and a bathroom on the third – mean you won’t have to worry about awkward holiday queues.

What do to once you’ve settled in? Take your pick! You’re staying in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so there’s an abundance of walks and cycle-routes to embark upon… with secure bike storage available at the pub.

Port Carlisle is also part of Hadrian’s Cycleway, which passes the famous Wall itself, along with many other Roman forts and museums that offer a genuine thrill for history buffs.

If you prefer a scenic drive, you can reach the Lake District National Park in around half an hour – why not pack a picnic and create your perfect day out? Another 15 minutes and you’ll arrive at the sweeping West Cumbrian coast.

Go shopping and sightseeing in historic Carlisle, or spoil a good walk at Silloth on Solway Golf Club, which offers one of Britain’s best links courses. Whatever you feel like doing can be done… before coming together for another well-deserved round by evening.

Things to note

Please note that the third-floor bedroom has low-ceiling access that makes it particularly suited to children. There is a step to the entrance and in the garden.

Where you'll be staying

Port Carlisle, Cumbria

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