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Thirsty One - CLOSED

31 Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8SY, England
+44 7921 673631
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good12%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible6%
1 Sep 2015
“Pity it's gone.”
10 Jun 2015
“Lovely food and drinks”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
31 Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8SY, England
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

City centre cafe / bar which seemed to cater mainly for students. Excellent cocktails. Provided a good range of sandwiches and snacks but got very noisy when the place was full. Now closed.

Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This small cafe is opposite the cathedral, is very clean and the food is excellent. The staff are courteous and friendly. I visit quite often and have had nothing but good stuff. It's also a wine bar in the evenings. It's closed Sunday and Monday.

Thank seriouslysunseeking
Reviewed 17 March 2015

As yet I haven't found anything I dislike here, the food is good, and they also serve cheap teas and coffees at certain times.

Thank seriouslysunseeking
Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

This used to be a firm favourite of ours but visit between 4pm-5pm at your peril. Definitely won't visit at that time again. The one female blonde long haired person serving was stressed short tempered and miserable. It might be better to close during this...More

Thank moonstone_11
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I ate here for the first time yesterday. We sat at a table outside as we had the dogs with us and the weather was lovely. We were quickly welcomed and given menus and a bowl of water was brought for the dogs. I ordered...More

Thank Raven28
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here wasn't keen on toasted sandwich contained horrible orange rubbery cheese, Cheddar would of been much better. Also would of preferred nice granary bread v white. Decor bit rough around edges. Husband liked his chicken fajita wrap. Service good. Nachos looked nice. Not...More

Thank buzz532
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Had lunch here yesterday May 21st. with a very good friend. She has eaten here quite a bit and has frequented on a night for cocktails. This was my first visit. I had a chicken fajitas wrap which was the tastiest, and a sprite. The...More

Thank WhittFam
Reviewed 3 May 2014

My family and I had lunch in the Thirsty one today we were greeted by a friendly member of staff when we walked in,we all had different food and have to say it was fantastic,the prices are very reasonable and there was a good choice...More

Thank ctmod
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We really like it here and it is invariably full or fairly busy on a weekend lunch time (when we would most likely visit if in Carlisle). The food is reasonably priced, the menu varied and it is family/child friendly. The menu caters perfectly for...More

Thank moonstone_11
Reviewed 8 April 2014

I've visited here on number of occasions now and couldn't fault it in anyway. Every time I visit Carlisle I visit this gem of a café. The menu is 'right up my street' and generous portion sizes. And the fact they serve Vimto, tops it...More

Thank teacup_tiarras
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$7
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 7921 673631
  • E-mail
Located in Carlisle's historic core, Thirsty One is a Licensed Cafe Bar serving fresh homemade food daily. We also have a selection of drinks to quench your thirst from a hot coffee or a cold beer to a fruit juice served in a frosted glass. Opposite the Cathedral, on the same street as Tullie House Museum and with a view of the Castle from our outdoor seating, Thirsty One is ideally located for tourists and locals enjoying the most tranquil area of our Great Border City. Expect: Value for money, Local Produce, Great Coffee, Homemade Fresh Food, Tasty Cocktails, Relaxed Atmosphere, Excellent Customer Service, Food & Drink Deals, Outdoor Seating, Child Friendly, Local Tourism Knowledge & Good Music!!! But don't take our word for it, come and check out Thirsty One for yourself!!!
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