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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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub just after it had reopened after the floods of 2015 & I believe it had changed hands? It is fantastic every time I go, I regularly get the same thing off the menu as I know what to expect! would recommend to anybody.

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Thank LeanneNicholson
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 

maryport
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for Sunday lunch on our way Gretna and was not disappointed ,from the time we walked through the door and greeted by very pleasant staff and showed to our table ,ordered drinks and both of us had roast beef dinners which was one of the most tasty dinners we have had for quite a while ,5stars from us... More 

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Thank Raymond 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 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

First visit, compliments to the chef. Food was fantastic, and the homemade cheesecake was a great treat at the end.

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Thank Lee G
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 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit here. The food is absolutely fantastic, it's traditional pub food with a twist, my husband had the blueberry duck and I had the Spiced lamb, both were amazing! This has become my new favourite pub in carlisle, it seems really child friendly and when I glanced at the children's menu I was really impressed with... More 

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Thank Lyndseyhh2
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 

Winfield, WV
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were in Northern England for Christmas and decided to try a Christmas Lunch here! I emailed them in August and booked a table for Christmas Day! We loved the crackers and wore our crowns! The food was wonderful! We loved being amongst all of the other families and the adorable children enjoying their lunch! Could not have asked for... More 

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Thank sean2dawn
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 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Just back from the Crown and Thistle, Rockcliffe. I have a severe food allergy to onions and mushrooms. I cannot praise the care and efficiency of the staff in accommodating my needs. They were phonominal. From entering to leaving their caring, professional attitude was brilliant towards our entire table. Add to that, brilliant service and great food at reasonable cost,... More 

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Thank 1851brilly
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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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place is undergoing some upgrading so the ambience is a bit odd. Having said that the food is very good and better than most pub food . I think the dated bar could put people off but I have great hopes for continued improvement and success. I will return!

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Thank jennyfraser
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 

United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Go to Rockcliffe pub they said. You'll have a good hearty feed they said..........LIES. LIES LIES LIES! I called up and said I was going to be visiting the pub to watch the boxing match and asked what time they serve food until. Half past 8 was the reply. "So does that mean I need to be there well before... More 

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

Well I take it you booked a table on a Saturday night when we are usually full? NO! I'm afraid you aren't qualified to give us a 1 star review as you haven't experienced our food or service. Book a table, try our food, experience our service then you will be qualified to give us an accurate review. But DO... More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

In recent times, I have had lunch twice and dinner once in this no frills value for money pub restaurant, and on each occasion my fellow diners and I have been well pleased. The food tastes freshly cooked, is very nicely presented, and the service is pleasant and professional. The sirloin steak I had on my dinner visit was cooked... More 

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

Thank you for your review, We do try hard to provide freshly cooked and locally sourced food whenever possible, it's great that people like yourself notice this. We appreciate your great comments and hope to see you again soon. Ste Foster- Owner More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We recently visited this pub after hearing good reports and we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent, very well presented and arrived in a timely manner. The staff were very polite and attentive.. Being a 'gastropub' the meals very slightly more expensive than the norm, but it was worth paying that little extra..

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1 Thank simon_orr
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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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?