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The Golden Fleece Inn
Ranked #16 of 61 Carlisle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Fantastic Weekend”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed here for a special weekend; wedding anniversary,my birthday & mothers day all rolled into one. We were not disappointed. After reading great reviews we booked the Travelzoo 2 night deal which included full breakfast on both days and evening meal with wine on the first night. The food was fantastic with a choice of good quality wines The bedroom and ensuite were lovely; quality toiletries, choice of teas, coffee & hot chocolate and immaculately clean.
My only small niggle was that there was only smoked bacon @ breakfast which sadly I found too strong for my liking but there was plenty of other food to fill up on!

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Perth, Scotland
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stayed here on a Dinner B&B deal and frankly it couldn't have been better.

Staff were friendly, restaurant service great and the food excellent, with locally sourced ingredients, reasonably priced (even if you are not on a deal) and included pre dinner canapes - how many pubs serve those !

Room and bathroom were up to modern standards, spotless and with some thoughtful touches like home made shortbread.

Loads of parking space in pub car park and located in nice countryside only a few miles from the M6, it is handy for Carlisle, Hadrian's Wall and Hexham.

If you are looking for comfortable accommodation, nice atmosphere, good food and value for money you can't beat this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stopped here for one night using a travel zoo offer on the way to Edinburgh. To be honest I wish we could have stayed here longer. The staff, food, rooms and everything else was perfect - well done!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I love the Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Plough at Lipton (sister establishments) but they are far away from home. HOWEVER, we now have the Golden Fleece at Ruleholme and it is as good as both our favourites! The menu is imaginative and beautifully presented and our party of six all declared it the best they had eaten for some time. We shall tell all our friends but that would mean we may not be able to get a table.... So... Keep it quiet... the Golden Fleece is THE place to go in the Carlisle area.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We went for two nights away on a TravelZoo offer and liked it so much we stayed another night. The Golden Fleece is very well presented, everyone made us feel very welcome and like our arrival was really appreciated. A lovely relaxed atmosphere permeates the bar with its cosy seating, great selection of ales and spirits and great reads. The menu is well thought out and more than sufficient without needing hours to read. Coupled with a terrific wine menu and great house recommendations the dining here is a very high standard, thoroughly enjoyable and excellent value.
The staff seem almost like friends and build knowledge of preferences and tastes making good suggestions about drinks, wine and local attractions. Rosie made the room look professionally tailored with real care and attention to detail, Pippa and Scott never seem to go home and have such a pride in outstanding hosting alongside the rest of the very able team. All of this attention to detail, exceptional welcome and excellent food is a tribute to the owner, rarely seen out of the kitchen - making it really work.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We booked this thru Travelzoo and the deal was fantastic. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Rooms very clean and comfortable. The evening meal was delicious three of us had steak cooked to perfection and one sea bass, the sweets to die for and portions very generous. Breakfast excellent. Will certainly be back and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited this pub for a Saturday afternoon late lunch with the kids. To sum it up, good was fab and all plates were cleared including the kids. Service was great and the extra little touches they provided it made it somewhere we will definately visit again - water for table, mini flapjacks with bill etc. Environment was lovely country pub, warm and inviting. Thank you Golden Fleece. Only disappointment was there were no burgers available as they were waiting a butchers delivery. I have major allergies which meant my choice was limited but I still managed to eat something safely.

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Property: The Golden Fleece Inn
Address: Ruleholme, Irthington, Carlisle CA6 4NF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Carlisle
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Carlisle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Golden Fleece Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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