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Crown and Thistle

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Rockliffe | Rockcliffe, Carlisle CA6 4AA, England
+44 1228 674545
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Rockliffe | Rockcliffe, Carlisle CA6 4AA, England
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Food below expectations. service below expectations with rude management. interior very dated. will not be back.

4  Thank liverpool1970fc
203stephenf, Public Relations Manager at Crown and Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Great to see ex employees still like to have a rant!

Reviewed 12 December 2017

During a recent visit to the Christmas market my wife and I bumped into the former land lady of the Lane End. Karen told us she was working here and suggested we visit as it was perfect for us. Having my parents up for the...More

Thank Chris s
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, let's hope you have a chance meeting again soon. Regards Ste Foster

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Little gem of a pub - Had a fabulous meal - delicious turkey with all the trimmings - including scrummy home made Yorkshire puds!! Finished off with fabulous Christmas pud - reasonably priced - great service - what more could anyone ask for 👍 will...More

Thank CarolUK_12
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed our Festive Fayre. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Ste Foster

Reviewed 28 November 2017

This was the first and probably the last time visiting this PUB. It is a country pub trying to be some thing it isn't , the food was fine but nothing fantastic and was presented in a very cheffy manner, twirls and swirls etc. The...More

1  Thank Deathgrip46
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Came here because of a good recommendation but the food was very disappointing. My rump steak was tasty but the Beef brisket was terrible and the Turkey dinner very average. Out of 6 of us I was the only one who had a good main...More

2  Thank DT2121
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great afternoon and evening on Sunday 12/11/17, great food friendly and helpful staff, a good place to spend a Sunday (and any other day) afternoon. Plenty of great food and drinks, I would recommend a visit to anyone

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 11 November 2017

En route to Scotland we had an overnighter nearby. Very friendly staff. Good beer/wine, good food choice. I had the hollowed out loaf filled with rich stew, Tip Top grub. The Countess had a lovely chicken dish. We followed it with rice pudding, excellent! A...More

Thank BobandSue2085
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visited with 3 friends. Meal was beautiful and the crumble with rice pudding was simply scrumptious. We had a lovely night and I can certainly recommend the cocktails. Will definitely be going again soon

Thank Olivia W
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We went last night and I can honestly say it was the best roast dinner I’ve had out for many years. Hot plates, hot food, deliciously tender roast beef...yummy and then the sticky toffee pud :)) Super light super scrummy. I have no hesitation in...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Visited here with friends for an anniversary meal/dinner Rather off the beaten track but reasonable car parking Pub just preparing fro Halloween with lots of accompanying ghouls, ghosts, skeletons but fun. I felt the menu was quite limited but with some local/original additions (aka Trencher...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockliffe | Rockcliffe, Carlisle CA6 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 674545
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Welcome to a jewel in the Crown of the Cumbrian Countryside. Sit back, relax and enjoy our traditional country pub, serving Great home created British pub food with a modern twist. BOOKING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MEALS SERVED TILL 8:45PM MOST EVENINGS PLEASE NOTE WE CAN CLOSE EARLIER IN QUIETER PERIODS- CALL FOR DETAILS
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