The Celtic britons were the first to arrive, naming their new settlement "Caerluel". Unfortunately for the Britons, the spelling of Caerluel was not the only change to come. Eventually, the Romans arrived and took Caerluel as their own, renaming the city "Luguvalium". For the next three hundred years the city served as the northern-most outpost of the Roman Empire. When Romans withdrew to defend their own empire in the 5th century the city was left open to invasion, and invade they did. In those days, everyone had an interest in expanding their empire; the Danes, Vikings, Scots and Normans all controlled the city at in time. Finally in 1092, William Rufus claimed the city for England, but apparently not for Scotland. A permanent state of war existed for the next few hundred years and the ownership of the city fluctuated between the two nations.

During this continuous turmoil, a monument know as Market Cross was erected in 1682 at the town square. From the foot of the Market Cross in 1745, Bonnie Prince Charles of Scotland decided the throne was rightfully his and proclaimed his father King. His proclamation meant nothing to the Duke of Cumberland, whose army retook the city the following year and reclaimed it in the name of England once and for all. The Market Cross still stands as the main gathering place in modern Carlisle.

With this symbolism and the appreciation for the communal nature of English pubs, our efforts have culminated into the Market Cross Pub, established April 1, 1994. The Publicans welcome you to a "taste of our English heritage". The Market Cross Pub offers you good food, a fine assortment of beers and ales from around the world, daily pubtivities, live entertainment and the friendly atmosphere of English Pub life .   Market Cross has a pub side and dining side that welcomes guests of all ages.  You can also reserve the private banquet room for your next personal or professional event.  Call 717.258.1234 for reservations or off-site catering.

With England being known for it's fine ales, Market Cross Pub in Carlisle would not be complete without it's own brewery. The Market Cross Brewery is located in the rear of the building of the Pub. We have a 10 barrel open-fermentation system that was brought over from England in 1933. We produce a variety of ales and lagers for the Market Cross Pub.


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Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 pm
Monday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - Midnight
Thursday: 11 a.m.- Midnight
Friday: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.


Sunday: 11 a.m. - 9 pm
Monday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


New Year's Day - Closed
Easter - Closed
Memorial Day - Closed
July 4th - Closed
Labor Day - Closed
Thanksgiving - Closed
Christmas Eve - Closed at 5 p.m.
Christmas Day - Closed



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113 North Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

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