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The Old Engine House

The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
+44 1228 510741
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$
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LOCATION
The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
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1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely little cafe tucked away in a quiet yet easily accessible location. Love the decor and atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great menu for coffee or lunch time. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank 999kermit
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just been in for a bit of wonder around Carlile and stopped here at the beginning of our day. We had such a lovely visit we stopped at the end of our day, again. Prices reasonable , great staff , food and setting. Well worth...More

Thank Jo C
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jo C Thank you very much for reviewing The Old Engine House on TripAdvisor. We love to hear you enjoyed your visit so much that you returned again later on the day. We hope you enjoyed the visit to Carlisle too and we looking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for hot chocolate which was lovely and in a large generous cup. Hot (some times places don't heat the milk enough in my view) creamy and not too sweet. This cafe offers a good choice of snacks and lunches, all freshly prepared. Good...More

Thank Rosiecat55
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your time to share this review about The Old Engine House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the hot chocolate and that you like the Cafe and our service. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Marco, Carol...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just dropped in to pick up some take-out coffee for the family on the way back to the car park. Simply excellent!

1  Thank John R
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Simply, thank you! Marco, Carol and the Team

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Whilst having a day out in Carlisle we decided to take a break from shopping and have a bite to eat and a cup of tea. We noticed a sign for the Old Engine House nearby to where we parked the car and thought we...More

1  Thank Jenny B
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear Jenny B It is very nice and rewarding to read your review; thank you very much for your lovely comments about ...well pretty much everything :-). It makes our hard-work all worth it. We look forward to welcome you back again when in Carlisle....More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a small but very popular coffee shop. It had a good variety of different food. It is reasonabley priced and because of this it is often very busy at lunch time. To be avoided if not there before 11-30am as you won't get...More

Thank Pat G
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hello and thanks for the review. We appreciate the nice comments about the food choice and quality and while it is true that at lunch time can be busy we must say that tables turn around fast and people are friendly and happy to share...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

A very cosy corner for a coffee en-route from the car parks, with great coffee and cakes/snacks/soup.

Thank PJandD
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your 5* review. it is always nice to be rewarded as such and recognized for our offerings. We hope you will be visiting us again soon. Regards, Marco, Carol and the team

Reviewed 3 April 2017

I took my other half in for lunch against his will (he doesn't like small places, which to be fair, neither do I - but I'd been before and knew the food was worth dealing with the lack of space). He had originally suggested going...More

Thank Rai S
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your review, it was nice to read. You have highlighted some of our favorites, like the Falafels and the Sticky Chocolate & Orange cake, one of mine and my wife all time favorite. We might be small(cozy) but we love what we...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great little coffee house and 1st class service. You must try the chocolate orange cake it's so good we had to order another.

Thank Steven D
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for the great review and welcome to the Orange Cake fans club ☺. We hope to see you again soon. Marco, Carol and the team.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

small but friendly atmosphere good coffee and snacks staff welcoming and attentive would make it a regular venue but it slightly out of the main thoroughfare and you tend to forget its thereMore

Thank becknbeck
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi and thank you for the nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed the friendly atmosphere with the good coffee and food. We'd love to see you more regularly. We are just at the top of the steps of two major city carpark, the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 510741
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