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Crown and Thistle

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Rockliffe | Rockcliffe, Carlisle CA6 4AA, England
+44 1228 674545
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Today
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:45
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:45
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been several times for meals and have never been disappointed. This time was with my sisters, one of whom had a birthday. We had a fabulous meal here, the waiting staff are attentive, the food is always amazingly tasty. Is being modernised, but retains its country charm still. Would recommend here to anyone, in fact going back for Mother's... More 

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Thank Brendamc62
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments, it's good to know we've been consistent with our food and service on your visits, it's great you're dining with us on Mother's day, we'll look forward to seeing you. Regards- Ste Foster Chef de Patron More 

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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife myself and our two boys ate here this evening. The service and food were perfect. I had the Sunday Roast, my wife had a Chicken pasta dish, our eldest had Steak and eggs and our youngest had a children's burger. Non of the food we could fault so we will defiantly be returning and reccomending to friends.

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Thank Alan P
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service, hope to see you again soon so you can try out our exciting new dishes on our Spring/ Summer menu. Ste Foster- Chef de Patron More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us ate at the Crown & Thistle on the 17th March. 3 had the fish (haddock) and 1 had the gammon. The fish was amazing. The staff were lovely and really attentive, checking that everything was OK. We took our friends from Dumbarton who were staying with us and they were really impressed. We will definitely return and... More 

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Thank deborah m
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service, hope to see you again soon so you can try out our exciting new dishes on our Spring/ Summer menu. Ste Foster- Chef de Patron More 

Powfoot, null, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I went for lunch it was delicious we had the Fish & chips, and the lamb hot pot it was served by Robyn who was very pleasant and helpful I would highly recommend it give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Mary M
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service, hope to see you again soon so you can try out our exciting new dishes on our Spring/ Summer menu. Ste Foster- Chef de Patron More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband visited on Saturday 11th March. We had the lunch time menu , it was 3 courses for £15 . The food was lovely and it was a great price . The crown and thistle is friendly and welcoming .

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Thank Marion W
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service, hope to see you again soon so you can try out our exciting new dishes on our Spring/ Summer menu. Ste Foster- Chef de Patron More 

Cumbria
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family (which included our 6 & 2 yr olds). Excellent food from a varied menu. Also plenty of options for the vegetarian in our group. Staff were all friendly and helpful and the kids were made to feel very welcome. Good selection of draught drinks too. Will certainly be heading back.

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Thank Skiddaw_Blue
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service, hope to see you again soon so you can try out our exciting new dishes on our Spring/ Summer menu. Ste Foster- Chef de Patron More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, food was first class, staff where amazing. Can't wait until our next visit. We had the full 3 course lunch menu and it was all fantastic.

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Thank ianmaz123
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service, hope to see you again soon so you can try out our exciting new dishes on our Spring/ Summer menu. Ste Foster- Chef de Patron More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday evening in February for my son's 18th birthday celebrations,all the meals we ordered we outstanding,I has roast beef and all the trimmings it was the nicest roast I have had in along time,my family and I will certainly be back,staff were all lovely too.

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1 Thank ctmod
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service, hope to see you again soon so you can try out our exciting new dishes on our Spring/ Summer menu. Ste Foster- Chef de Patron More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with my Partner,had roast lamb and roast beef,followed by sticky toffee pudding. What can I say,it was amazing,the food was beautiful, the presentation spot on,excellent value for money. Will most certainly return.My mouth is watering,as I think of the lamb.Best Sunday lunch we've had,and we eat out every Sunday.

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Thank Jackie H
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, It's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service, hope to see you again soon so you can try out our exciting new dishes on our Spring/ Summer menu. Ste Foster- Chef de Patron More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Myself /partner was here a couple weeks ago with another couple .. food was lovely .. to many nice items on menu which means going to have to make a few trips there to taste it all .. my partner being a trained chef for 21 years loved it and he's hard to please when eating out .. myself being... More 

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Thank Hazel J
203stephenf, Owner at Crown and Thistle, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, I know what you mean when you said that being in the trade we are a tough bunch to please. It's a fantastic compliment you have given us, and I'm the same when I go out. See you again soon, I hope our New Spring/ Summer menu is as good a food offer, Regards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:45
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockliffe | Rockcliffe, Carlisle CA6 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 674545
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?