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Fantails Restaurant

The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
01228 560239
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Ranked #2 of 3 restaurants in Wetheral
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $51
Cuisines: English
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Redditch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Food is excellent, the staff are very friendly and the restaurant interior is quirky, interesting and very welcoming.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Having visited this restaurant regularly over the last ten years for special occasions and lunch, my familty and I decided it would be the perfect place to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary on 12th july 2014. To say we were disappointed is a bit of an understatement. The staff were not particularly helpful or friendly, the food average and the... More

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carlisle
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Always a top choice in the Carlisle area, mainly due to the genuine olde worlde decor, but also the constantly changing menus with interesting dishes to choose from albeit not an extensive menu. Prices for lunch are better than I remember from the past; I had the (fillet) beef panini with fries etc for £7.95 Super new seating areas; cosy... More

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carlisle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Came here for our wedding anniversary. Staff were very attentive and knowledgable about the products sold in the restaurant. We had the sunday supper menu which was great value for money. The brie was perfectly cooked. The steak was the nicest steak and best cooked steak i have ever had, the peppercorn sauce and homemade chips were a perfect side... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

In 24 colleagues, we had a very good dinner in a good atmosphere. Music not disturbing and good food. Old Style forniture. I will come back...

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Morristown
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We traveled through the Midlands and Lake District. Our B&B host offered Fantails when (in desperation) we asked for a suggestion - other than pub food. Our host called to be sure we could be accommodated. When we arrived, 'the Americans' were greeted with open arms. The service was great and the owner came and visited with us asking about... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We tried this restaurant for the first time last night, and had a really enjoyable evening. The interior is well set out and has a warm rustic atmosphere, with lots of wood and old curiosities. From the beginning we were made to feel at home, and the owner made a point of introducing himself and welcoming us, which was a... More

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went for tea for my daughters birthday and from start to finish we had a great time. The staff were welcoming and very helpful I asked could they pop a candle in my daughters pudding so we could do happy birthday. Staff came out with it and sang happy birthday well impressed and so was my daughter. Our food... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Went to fantails tonight for our daughters 12th birthday, my partner myself and our 4yr old daughter. Haven't been for a while but nothing has changed, still the same excellent food (best lamb in cumbria) atmosphere and staff are fantastic. It's not often our 4yr old clears the plate. If the wine is a little expensive my advice is buy... More

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UK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We ate at this restaurant on Saturday 31st May. We were a party of five and the restaurant was full including a number of large groups. We all enjoyed the food we ordered and thought the restaurant was very nice but when we were sitting around talking and finishing our wine the waitress came and started clearing the glasses from... More

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