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The Shabby Scholar

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The Shabby Scholar is an award winning family run Café-Bar/Bistro, delivering fresh quality produce for everyone at an affordable price.

Based in Carlyle Court, in the centre of Carlisle, enjoy yourself at any time throughout the day as The Shabby manages to merge seamlessly from relaxing coffee stop to bustling lunch venue, stylish restaurant to stylish cocktail bar with all staff offering a casual but attentive service.

Since opening on New Years Eve 2012 by Sam, his father Stephen, Mother Marj and business partner Chris, The Shabby Scholar has built an enviable reputation for good value, high quality food and drinks within a stylish and relaxing atmosphere, specialising in home-made cocktails and premium brands. With an ever changing menu and cocktail list, the latest versions and specials can be found by visiting their independent Facebook page.

The Shabby Scholar is proud to work closely along side many charities such as The Alzheimer's Society and local Cumbrian Charity, Carlisle Youth Zone, where they created the successful Scheme ZChef, an apprentice competition to find the next trainee chef for The Shabby Scholar.