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Fantails Restaurant

The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
+44 1228 560239
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“haggis” (13 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I had a lovely meal, the starters and mains were excellent and selected from a wide choice. My steak Diane was excellent. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient. The bar had an extremely wide and interesting choice of Gins!! If in...More

Thank Tebs2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good restaurant. There is a friendly and informal welcome and the food is superb. The two course lunch has splendid starters and mains and a good choice. The price is reasonable. Really worth a visit.

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the Lakes for the day, I decided to look in at a restaurant I first visited 40 years ago, the place has gone through some extending and it's more spacious, and I love the terraced garden out the back! I'm so pleased that...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed in Wetheral a few times mostly for the odd night at the weekend we had often looked at Fantails and seen how busy it always seemed ,now I know why Taking advantage of a slightly longer stay we booked a table The restaurant...More

Thank junkie775
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I held my 40th birthday party at Fantails this weekend and what a party it was. Kenny, Chloe and their team gave me an amazing night with a fabulous hot buffet and great atmosphere. So if your thinking of hiring fantails for any event I...More

Thank kath b
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your evening with us on Friday Kath, and its lovely to hear such wonderful feedback on the buffet & atmosphere! :) Look forward to seeing you soon. x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to lovely Lynne to friendly welcoming and good service and Kenny for fantastic food! Good choice of food and value for money too! Thank you!👍💝🍁

Thank David M
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very lovely review! :) Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

After reading online reviews we decided to have lunch at your restaurant after a night spent in a gypsy caravan nearby consuming far too much red wine. Your food was just what the doctor ordered, comforting, tasty and well cooked. A great selection on the...More

Thank MrGravy
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Mr Gravy Thank you so much for your lovely review. we are very delighted that you had such a wonderful experience dining with us at Fantails. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We have visited Fantails a few times for their tapas evening on a Friday . We discovered you have to be there quite early on 5.30/6 to choose a table . We took our family there and they were very impressed with the place and...More

Thank bornadventurer
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your review :) Lovely to hear you enjoyed our tapas evening, the night mixes up the week with a more informal feel to it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, and maybe see you in for a meal! Many thanks,...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had a wonderful lunch at Fantails to celebrate a significant birthday. Our group included children and a baby. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. A variety of dietary requirements were catered for and nothing was too much trouble. We all left feeling...More

Thank rbw2018
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Lovely to hear you had a special birthday and enjoyed your afternoon with us, dietary requirements are never an issue at all as long as we are notified before the day :) Thank you very much for your kind review. Fantails

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Went to Fantails on a Saturday evening and the experience was excellent... The staff were friendly and knowledgeable... The restaurant had a superb ambiance and lovely atmosphere... The food was beautiful and well proportioned... Highly recommend a visit...

Thank Becksieboy
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, glad to hear you enjoyed your evening with us here. Thanks once again, Team at Fantails.

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Diane T
30 August 2015|
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Response from sara p | Reviewed this property |
Fantails is a restaurant only, therefore they do not have towels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$64
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle  >  Wetheral
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 560239
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located on the village green we are in idyllic location for beautiful family photos whatever occasion. In addition we are close to the River Eden for those wanting photos in a more rural setting with stunning scenery backdrops and one of the best salmon fishing Rivers in the country. For those who would like to get married within the area, we are in short stroll to Wetheral church. A delightful small country church, it is the perfect place to tie the knot with a loved one. Guests staying within the area will find a number of appealing areas of interest including the Roman Wall, Carlisle Cathedral and Carlisle Castle. Wetheral also has plenty of historic areas of interest including Wetheral priory gatehouse, Corby castle and the Wetheral railway viaduct.
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