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Fantails Restaurant

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

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 20
    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
Great food, good service in a rural location - we were very impressed by the quality and service

We ate early, do book.. all tables were taken on the Friday..which we couldn't believe...given its locality. Good food, service and attention to detail....fabulous... not rushed.. we ate and drank all night at our table. Would highly recommend this to all

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
sambeatiebell
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate early, do book.. all tables were taken on the Friday..which we couldn't believe...given its locality. Good food, service and attention to detail....fabulous... not rushed.. we ate and drank all night at our table. Would highly recommend this to all

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Friday evening with us, we were pleased to read you enjoyed your whole experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Let's get the good bit out there first - namely the food was particularly enjoyable and plentiful. Ambience was also generally pleasant and the staff were welcoming initially. So what went wrong? Well service was chaotic and just completely lacking any sense of order. I was also surprised to see bread and butter pre-laid at all seats which, after the... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's very good.. The restaurant was nice and the food was unreal will be back and price is good to ... If you want good food book .

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I have passed your comments onto our team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went for a meal here after racing at Carlisle. It is only a few miles from the track hidden away in a beautiful small village. We were lucky to get a table as they were getting quite busy and they said that other parties were due. I had a fillet steak that was melt in the mouth with chips and... More 

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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 first visit to Fantails and everything lived up to your recommendation. I have passed your comments onto our team. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next at the races. More 

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent and very pleasant staff, Good location and excellent food. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and was very popular when we visited.

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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 you enjoyed your evening. I have passed your comments onto our team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. More 

Cumbria
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4 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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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 visit to Fantails. I have passed your comments onto our team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit More 

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Fantails, we are pleased you enjoy your dining experiences with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Carlisle, Cumbria
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40 reviews
20 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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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 enjoy your visits to us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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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 to 46
  • 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?