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String of Horses Restaurant and Bar

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Bar, British, Pub
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Faugh | Heads Nook, Carlisle CA8 9EG, England
+44 1228 670297
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well off the beaten track, yet close to Hadrian's wall and not to far from the M6, this unpretentious inn is cosy, friendly and has very good food. Traditional British dishes stand alongside some delicious Latin American menu options. I had a series of conversations with friendly locals at the bar and the relaxed landlord. For me it was an... More 

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Thank Michael W W
Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We chose this place as a stop-over to break up a long journey. We had a lovely warm and comfortable room, an excellent meal in the restaurant and enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and locals in the bar.

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Thank Christine C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Had a great night here. Food was great and the service was excellent. Will be back for sure! Really good breakfast!!

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Thank Stevesueconway
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I had read that this restaurant offered Mexican food and I was not let down. My nachos were perfect and the chicken fajitas cooked to perfection. It isn't all Mexican, the fish and chips special caused an intake of breath by it's size and the Cumberland sausage went down well. Good, food, good service....good choice.

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Thank Guy O
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We came across this little pub on the Internet by chance and how lucky were we. It was our wedding Anniversary so both myself & my wife just wanted a nice get away somewhere quiet. The pub is located in a lovely little village aprox 10 mins outside of Carlisle. It's full of character something which appealed to us. As... More 

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Thank Will_i_am001970
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This was not our first choice for dinner, but the original restaurant we were supposed to eat at was closed. More their loss and String of Horses gain! We had no expectation of what to expect; all four of our main dishes were delicious. Hot plates of food crammed with taste and flavour. Great value for money. Even the children's... More 

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Thank adnanusman20
Leigh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Just arrived home after spending the weeking at this fantastic hotel each time we have been ( about our 7 th visit )we have a great stay ,staff are very friendly & very welcoming as are the locals and the food is excellent

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Thank Andrea7374
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We arrived without a reservation on a Friday night but were given a nice table by the wood fire (yes - it was July but it was very cold and wet outside). The food was lovely - the steak pie was proper home made with short crust pastry and gravy. My husband had Cumberland sausage and mash which was also... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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523 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We ate here in this historic pub which dates back to the 17th C. We had scampi and chips and a vegetarian curry. The curry was very tasty, full of flavour and not too hot. There was a good portion of scampi but the chips were sadly not home made. They keep some good local ales and log fires burn... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

7 out of 10 food (reasonable steak - good prawn cocktail starter) 8 out of 10 service, all at reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Faugh | Heads Nook, Carlisle CA8 9EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 670297

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