About Us 

The Old Bank was established in June 2016 and is the brainchild of Chef/Owner Matt Rayson which is set in a Grade Two Listed Bank Building in the Heart of Carlisle's Historic Quarter.

The Old Bank is a Casual Gastro Pub and Bar serving Quirky Pub Style Dishes in Matt's Own Quirky Way. We have an empiphis on Good Quality, Local and Seasonal Produce. 

" My Passion to cook came from a very young age and I take influences from my childhood memories when creating menus and new dishes" - Matt Rayson


Good Food Award Winner for Gastropubs" - Good Food Awards 2020

"No 1 Place in Carlisle and Surrounding Area for Brunch" - February 2019

Casual Dining Finalist - Carlisle Living Awards 2019

"Top 5 Places For Sunday Roast In Carlisle" - News and Star November 2018

"Top 200 Places to Eat in Cumbria 2019" - Cumbria LIfe January 2019

     "Very Highly Commneded" - Best Restaurant Catergory -  Carlisle Living Awards 2017