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The Thin White Duke

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Devonshire Street, Carlisle CA3 8LG, England
441228402334
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food, let down by some staff members

Came here for a meal and drinks before going out to celebrate my 21st birthday. Food was superb and the cocktails were lovely! I recommend, but be wary of a few weak links in the service. The waitress who served us initially only provided 1 drinks menu between 4 and was rather rude in manner when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Came here for a meal and drinks before going out to celebrate my 21st birthday. Food was superb and the cocktails were lovely! I recommend, but be wary of a few weak links in the service. The waitress who served us initially only provided 1 drinks menu between 4 and was rather rude in manner when we said we needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lively Saturday night but the service was still excellent. Good beer served to our table and the food was delicious, I loved the lamb rump, pink, lean, tender and suculant. Perfect! The decor and furnishing is old, eclectic and works well. The atmosphere is buzzing, dont come here for pease and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent, fast service, staff were friendly and helpful. Food was fresh, hot and tasty and a good selection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Called in for food mid week. Great place. Lovely staff very friendly and helpful great food. Well Worth a visit. Will definitely be back when in Carlisle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good food. Excellent service. Have been a few times before and always have a good time either as a couple or with a group of friends in the barrel room downstairs that easily seats 10. So you can have your own private parties.

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Meltham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went to Carlisle to Julie & Andy's wedding, They took to the Thin White Duke for lunch the day after the big day, My family and I all enjoyed the Food, Service and off course the company. Very classy surroundings clean and fresh food with very good red wine. We visited it again at the end of the week and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A friend told us about this place, you won't regret it he said and we didn't. Nice place to be, sit and watch the world go by. And the food? Delicious, not box standard pub food but a nice mix of choices. Had a nice pork belly with a sweet spicy glazing. Friendly staff too, interested and helpful with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great food - grand selection of food available Great drinks - beers wines etc / inc lots of spirits Great atmosphere - comfy/cosy sofas, tables dining Great Staff - pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable Wished I lived nearby - it would be a local!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The food and drinks are always brilliant, the staff are always friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful. The only thing I would say is, book in advance for evenings and weekends! It gets very busy (due to all of the above) and there have been occasions when I've not been able to get in without a booking... Always the bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My friend booked here as I'd never been before and I wanted to try it. I wasn't disappointed, there was a lovely atmosphere and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The food is amazing we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd highly recommend booking in advance as it's extremely popular.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Devonshire Street, Carlisle CA3 8LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: 441228402334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 18
  • Cuisine: European

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