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String of Horses Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
Faugh | Heads Nook, Carlisle CA8 9EG, England
+44 1228 670297
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fillet steak” (4 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Faugh | Heads Nook, Carlisle CA8 9EG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful nights stay at the String of Horses. We had no idea what to expect but we're so glad we selected this hotel. It is a 16th century building and has been well maintained. We had requested...More

Thank J_LWigan
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We called this gorgeous pub on the off-chance they could fit us in at very short notice. The call went to voicemail, but we had our message returned straight away. We were warmly welcomed on arrival. The decor and furnishings are lovely - wood panelling...More

Thank juliew671
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Having stayed in the hotel we came back for dinner another evening. I loved the fact it's an independent, owner run establiahment with character. The owner can tell you where all the meat etc comes from (nearly all is locally produced) I had the rib...More

Thank andrew e
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This used to be our local pub but with its rooms, excellent menu and friendly bar area this makes this place a good all round hotel, restaurant and inn. Highly recommended for what ever you are looking for.

Thank Mal1984
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Great stop-over if you are travelling from the south of England to the west coast of Scotland. We ate an evening meal in the pub area of the hotel. Great atmosphere in here and my meal of fish and chips is affectionately known as whale...More

Thank jas17426
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Breakfast very good with wide choice for breakfast and nicely cooked English breakfast. Poached eggs particularly well done. I ordered Sea Bass but was not crispy skin and was served with a curried sauce but the broccoli had not been drained and the water from...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Travelled through spectacular scenery to find this very welcoming hostelry just below the border, Colin and his team are a very pleasant bunch and made our visit most acceptable. Good food, good beer and comfortable surroundings all add to the atmosphere and clean tidy rooms...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Interesting menu with well cooked food and lots of it! My husband had sea bass with curried celeriac (delicious) and I had slow cooked lamb shoulder (wonderful).

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The food is great plenty of it all cooked to order and very well served and hot the restaurant is all wood panels and beams very very nice

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Stayed over whilst visiting friends, the room was very warm & comfortable everything you would require from a country hotel/pub restaurant, The staff were very friendly & helpful we also enjoyed a lovely breakfast. John & Sue

Thank John D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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