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Fantails Restaurant

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The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
01228 560239
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good pub grub

We visited Fantails on a Saturday lunch time to find that we were the only ones in! We had to postpone our Christmas do and it was a shame it was so quiet. We had the lovely table in front of the fire. The food was good and two more couples did come in during our meal. Although we did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
tracytaylor1971
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Fantails on a Saturday lunch time to find that we were the only ones in! We had to postpone our Christmas do and it was a shame it was so quiet. We had the lovely table in front of the fire. The food was good and two more couples did come in during our meal. Although we did... More 

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Thank tracytaylor1971
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely family Sunday lunch last week, it is such good value for money. There is always a lovely atmosphere in Fantails and the place was booked out. The food arrived quickly and the waiting on staff did a great job. My only complaint was that it was a little bit cold as we were sat near the... More 

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Thank Emma C
Powfoot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times before and it has always been good. This time we booked for a Saturday evening for a family meal. First of all, when we walked in we were ignored for several minues before eventually someone took us to our table. The place was busy as it always seems to be, even so, we waited... More 

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3 Thank ericcantona
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived early for a Christmas lunch. Whilst sitting outside the venue waiting for the rest of our group a member of staff dressed in chef's garb came out of the building with a bag of rubbish and smoking a cigarette. His clothes were absolutely filthy and he had a dirty tea towel draped over his shoulder.... More 

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Thank Maxine G
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The family and I went to fantails for our christmas lunch, we where taken to a table in the top part of the restaurant by one of the staff. As soon as we got to the table the waitress asked if we would like a drink and hung our coats up for us. the service was superb, there was not... More 

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Thank sara p
Cumbria UK
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were bought a voucher for Sunday lunch as part of our silver wedding celebrations as we'd had our wedding do here. We've always liked the place but hadn't visited for quite some time. If anything it's got better over the years. There's really nothing to fault it. The service was brilliant, attentive with being too pushy. The food was... More 

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Thank Carbootaddict
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place. Quiet nooks abound. You can't actually tell if it's busy or not. Wine list is one of the best around. Menu is especially diverse and interesting. If there was a fault - it was the sticky table surfaces.

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Thank lfandsl
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to Fantails in August. It was lovely food, in a lovely setting and great service though the only thing that puts me off going more often is the price. I think if they reduced the prices just a little of course, it would encourage more diners and that would change my future reviews to a... More 

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Thank Kim3001
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The place to go on a Sunday evening. Three courses for £24.95 per person, and portion sizes are generous. Fantastic value for money and food was sheer perfection. I have to say the duck I had for main just melted in the mouth - it really was spot on. Well mannered staff on Sunday evening and a roaring fire just... More 

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Thank Lytollis
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

What a waste of an evening, and money. Poor quality food and service, will not be recommended to anyone nor will we be going again.

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2 Thank David H
fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate we are not everyone's cup of tea, however we have been in the business for 20 years and feel we can not take this review seriously as we did not receive any complaints on the evening More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle  >  Wetheral
  • Phone Number: 01228 560239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 43
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?