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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 134
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Cumbria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had a fabulous evening, went for the 3 course special menu which is excellent value for money. Friendly helpful staff and a great atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After ordering an aperitif, and then choosing our meal, we were led to our table. Barely 4 minutes later, our starter arrived (we were sharing the prawns in a chilli sauce) - we hadn't even finished our drinks, and had not even looked at the wine list...which we hadn't even been given! Most people complain about slow service but this... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Superb restaurant in old farm building with all original stone and various (used) open fires - lit largely by candlelight. Ambiance is second to none. Staff friendly and welcoming. Owner of many years, Ken Hogg is normally on hand to welcome customers with a friendly word and an update on what is happening in the area. As former residents of... More 

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Carlisle, Cumbria
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

An excellent bar and restaurant, full of atmosphere with great staff and even greater food. Slightly pricey but well worth it,the shoulder of Lakeland lamb is superb, the restaurant can get busy so booking a table is advisable. A really enjoyable experience every visit, try the Sunday set menu true value for money

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good food, well cooked and excellent service. Small restaurant with large tables and a rustic ambiance. Best to book as i suspect it gets busy.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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64 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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: British

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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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?