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Fantails Restaurant

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

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food but be careful paying

At the top of the external stairs you will find yourself in an atmospheric pub. They take your order here and call you to your table once it is ready. The food is very good but the service was interesting, I lost count of the number of times we were asked if we were ok for drinks and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Guy O
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited on Saturday, the food was excellent. I ordered the steak which was cooked perfectly as I asked for. The waitresses were highly attentive. I would visit Fantails ever time I come to Carlisle, Highly recommended.

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Fantails, we are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

At the top of the external stairs you will find yourself in an atmospheric pub. They take your order here and call you to your table once it is ready. The food is very good but the service was interesting, I lost count of the number of times we were asked if we were ok for drinks and there appeared... More 

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit to Fantails, we do take these onboard and work hard with our team to ensure such problems do not occur, we have spoken to the staff to make sure they explain to the customers that the card machine does not get signal in the top area of the restaurant and to... More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a short rest at local Carlisle Airport and did ask for a restaurant. We were sent over by taxi and I have to admit, there could not have been a better choice! A wonderful location, offering cozy and comfortable seating and a great menu. The service provided by two nice young ladies was as efficient and professional as... More 

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us, we were pleased to read you enjoyed your meal and hope to welcome you back if you land in Carlisle again. More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by Malcolm and Mandy of Heads Nook Hall. Fantails is about 10 minutes from Heads Nook. My husband and I loved everything about this place. The menu was interesting and offered just the right amount of selection. The food was very good and the staff worked as a team to check on us and... More 

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit to Fantails, we were pleased to read you enjoyed your dining experience with us, we look forward to welcoming you again if your next in the area More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited Fantails on a wet and windy Sunday evening, in order to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. The venue was his choice - we'd not been before but he had, for a meal with work colleagues. On entering the restaurant, we were quickly met by a friendly waitress who gave us the choice of either going straight to our... More 

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit to Fantails, we do take these onboard and work hard with our team to ensure such problems do not occur, we assure you this was not standard procedure and hope this will not prevent you from visiting us again More 

Yorkshire, UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A bit of a climb up an external staircase to the entrance, if you are not too good on your feet. Dark inside but a lively atmosphere and a prompt welcome from staff who persisted in calling my wife and myself GUYS! In fact everyone were GUYS. The food was OK, a decent steak, but nothing to rave about. Go... More 

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit to Fantails, we do take these onboard and work hard with our team to ensure such problems do not occur, we assure you this was not standard procedure and hope this will not prevent you from visiting us again More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Booked in advance, stayed at local hotel, and saw this on our last visit. Lovely menu items, excellent and efficient service throughout, highly recommended!

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Fantails, we are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us We look forward to welcoming you back when your next in the area. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very disappointed with my visit to Fantails. I praised the food here based on my last experience being of high standards and was to say the least worse than a large chain of pubs warmed up meals!! Lovely building and has a lovely table in front of a small window over looking the front. The bench was higher than the... More 

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

We were very sorry to read of your disappointment following your recent visit to Fantails perhaps if you had mentioned some of these points on the evening we would of been able to resolve some of the problems without it still leaving a bad taste a month later More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a wonderful find! Excellent service, fantastic food and very well priced. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Fantails. I was very happy to read that your meal at Fantails lived up to your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It is a number of years since I have eaten at Fantails, & to be honest it will be a while before I return, that is if I do so. I requested potatoes when i was given the choice of those or chips, my drink arrived & the soda was flat, i asked for it to be replaced, which was... More 

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit to Fantails.I assure you this is not standard procedure and we work hard with our team to ensure this does not happen, we have addressed the matters with our team which you have pointed out, and hope this will not stop you from returning in the near future More 

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Additional Information about Fantails Restaurant

Address: The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
Phone Number: 01228 560239
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle  >  Wetheral
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
Average Prices: USD $16 to $47
Cuisine: English

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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 $16 to $47
  • Cuisine: English

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?