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String of Horses Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Faugh | Heads Nook, Carlisle CA8 9EG, England
+44 1228 670297
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Johnstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights wished we had booked a week , amazing from start to finish, not a single complaint ..Room was excellent slept on a wonderful bed in a lovely place, staff were friendly lovely and first class ..Meals of high quality and plenty on plate lol , breakfast was outstanding service better than most hotels . The bar had... More 

Thank john j
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527 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've actually stayed here two or three times. It's not actually far from the M6/M74 and makes a nice stop. The building and bar are wonderful so long as you like old and quirky (we do!) The owner is very friendly and helpful and the pub food is good. Nothing else needed!

Thank toniShanghai
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Booked here for three nights on a deal and it was fantastic value for money. Having said that, I would have been happy to pay the normal price as we had a lovely time. The owner, Colin, met us on arrival and although the bar didn't open until 6pm, he offered us drinks if we wanted them. We decided to... More 

Thank RussellWard
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 

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.

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!!

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.

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 

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 10 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?