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The Thin White Duke

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Devonshire Street, Carlisle CA3 8LG, England
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many bars and bistros have sprung up in Carlisle over the past couple of years but The Thin White Duke is consistently one of the best - for atmosphere, food, drink and service. The informal layout in the main area of sofas, easy chairs, wooden chairs and tables, make for a chilled ambience. It is why the Duke is one... More 

Thank Phil T
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me, hubby and 2 friends went for lunch on a recommendation. Upstairs looked quite busy so we were seated downstairs which was good as it was quiet down there when we arrived (about 12.40pm). Ordered food which came fairly quickly and it was lovely. I had the veggie halloumi burger which I would definitely recommend and hubby had chicken in... More 

Thank Natalie R
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "Duke" is in the City Centre and serves good food in an eclectic and relaxed atmosphere. The service is good and friendly, the range of drinks good and the food first class. My ONLY criticism is that, when I asked if I could book a table for a Saturday lunch, because I had a very important guest visiting from... More 

Thank John S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on Saturday night to eat, at first it looked full but the charming staff showed us downstairs into a very well presented cellar dining area. Food is pretty basic up market pub grub, burgers a speciality. Everyone ordered burger variants for £9.95 a head, they came with the most wonderful large home made chips. The burgers were sublime with... More 

Thank Lawmand
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, great food, great vibe, friendly staff, quick service. This is all a pub should be! We had the Duke Burger and the Flat Iron Steak - oh my word - out of this world. And the sticky toffee pudding didn't disappoint either. We will be back.

Thank Gorgonzilla
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lively and popular place to eat and drink in Carlisle, right in the centre on Devonshire Street. Even though it gets busy they have a lot of friendly, helpful staff on who will take your orders at your table for food and drink. The steak is excellent value, the burgers are very good and the chips are... More 

Thank Gunta B
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all and other reviews give you an accurate view of the pub. Personally, I had the Lamb Special and it was delicious. My wife had the Duke Burger and it was One of the best burgers she's had anywhere. If you are arriving by car parking can be a little tricky, I recommend the public parking... More 

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Thank Seattle_Fil
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good beer, great food, this place is good for a drink with friends or family it has a good selection of beers but most of all the food is great as well, wether you want a main course or something to share ( the grazer menu is superb ) you can find it all here . Find out for yourself... More 

Thank jamieson483
Yarmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here many times when visiting Carlisle and always enjoyed it. Last Wednesday night with my sister and two friends was no exception, great service , lovely food and atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable and the quality of the food and its presentation always consistently good! Of course I will be coming back!

Thank gmd57
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

City centre pub, deservedly popular with a wide range of customers. Seating both upstairs and down, very atmospheric and cosy downstairs, in part of the old pub cellars. A choice of cask and keg beers, with a fridge of interesting bottles too, alongside a good wine and cocktail list. Their food comes highly recommended, especially the burgers, the best in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devonshire Street, Carlisle CA3 8LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: 441228402334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?