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Fantails Restaurant

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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Exceptional celebration dinner

Took friends out for a birthday meal. Food was superb, the staff,especially Christina, were friendly and attentive and the whole experience was delightful. We'll certainly be returning and can wholeheartedly recommend Fantails a restaurant you MUST visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Clive G
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Took friends out for a birthday meal. Food was superb, the staff,especially Christina, were friendly and attentive and the whole experience was delightful. We'll certainly be returning and can wholeheartedly recommend Fantails a restaurant you MUST visit.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went as a birthday treat and thoroughly enjoyed the new Sunday supper menu. The food was lovely and the service excellent. Many thanks for a great night out, we will definitely be back.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch as an early Mother's Day (party of 6). Lovely traditional restaurant with original features, exposed beams and an open log fire. Very cosy and homely. Food was fantastic, easily the best roast dinner out I've had in / near Carlisle. Made all the better knowing that the restaurant uses locally sourced seasonal ingredients. I would advise... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had a lovely meal with friends. Wide choice of meals, wines and drinks. I had scampi and chips (delicious) and a beautiful raspberry Creme brulee. Relaxed and informal with a lovely open fire. Couldn't fault the food or the service. Very lucky to live in a village with so many great facilities. :-)

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edinburgh
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We loved our Anniversary meal out in Fantails. Kenny, mine host, was on top form, and gave us a great table and our meal was excellent throughout. Kenny showed us round his kitchen on a busy Saturday night service (as he's done before with us) which shows the confidence he has in his cheerful and hard-working team. We will be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

They provided us with the best steak we had had in ages and the chef was kind enough to cook it well.

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I was very happy to read that your meal at Fantails lived up to your recommendation. I have passed your comments onto our team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited last Saturday for birthday celebration. Venue warm and inviting with olde world atmosphere and open fire.. Food was excellent throughout- good service and comes highly recommended

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your meal at Fantails. I have passed your comments onto our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Fantails soon More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal and fantastic hospitality at Fantails last night. Sea Bass washed down with a first class pint of Thwaites Wainwright Ale

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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, we are pleased you enjoyed your sea bass along with the Wainwright's ale We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I like to have a meal in Fantails when I visit the area as a treat, the service and food are second to none and they have specials where they use local produce which is depending on the season etc. The staff look after you very well, worth a visit.

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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, we are pleased you enjoy your visits with us and look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

we went for a birthday celebration midweek and despite the awful weather the restaurant was quite busy, The menu was full of interesting things to eat and the food lived up to the description , All very tasty and decent size portions . The staff were all very friendly and helpful we would definately go again !

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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, we are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us & that the food and service met your expectations we look forward to seeing you again soon 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 15 - 45
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?