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String of Horses Inn
Ranked #3 of 60 Carlisle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The String of Horses is an honest to goodness, authentic pub/hotel in a lovely location. It has bags of character, no pretentions and is obviously run by people who care about their guests.

Rooms are a good size, well furnished with a well fitted, good sized bathroom with hotel wide wifi. We had a family room that was an excellent size for Mum, Dad and two small boys with one double and two single beds. All of which were very comfy.

Beer was good. The bar had actual, real live locals in who enjoyed a chat. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was tasty, honest to goodness pub food of a decent standard with great portions at a sensible price. What's not to like!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights as a base for travelling to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It turned out to be ideal. Room was fine, breakfast was excellent, evening meal was also very good. Colin was most helpful regarding travel to Carlisle and parking for the station. If you like a quiet, out of the way place, this is hard to beat. Would definitely stay here again. (I feel the few negative reviews say more about the reviewers!)

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

The String of Horses Inn was a well presented establishment set in a small village and very pretty countryside. It is great centre for a short break to see Carlisle, The North Lakes Area and Hadrian's Wall. Food and hospitality was very good. Only downside was our room was above the main bar area and was a little noisy on the first night, but only until 11.00 pm. However there are other rooms and if we had booked earlier one of these would have been available.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Highly recommended
Charming . Wonderful atmosphere. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Although off the beaten track the hotel is set in a lovely village. Staff were more than helpful to your needs.
We have family living near Brampton and were under the impression the hotel was close by.
Still an excellent place to rest your weary head.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

The String of Horses was one of our favorite accommodations in Britain. My wife and I were taking our two grown daughters on a very hurried driving tour, and stopped here after leaving the Lake District, on our way to Scotland. We all fit into the one family size room, and had a great night. Obviously, this is not a modern 5 star hotel in London, but for someone who appreciates being able to stay in a 17th century coaching inn, it was perfect. It was authentic to the period in many ways, but our room had all the modern conveniences. But it was the dining that really surprised us. Between the four of us, we had scampi, salmon, and Caribbean chicken for dinner, and it was all wonderful. As we were trying to find the best sticky toffee pudding in Britain, we had some everywhere we stayed and String of Horses won the award for the trip. And we fell in love with pear ciders. Best of all, the room, dinner, drinks and desert for a family of 4 came to just 160 BP. We'd go back if we were anywhere near Carlisle.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We had a great two days at the string of horses I would recommended this inn very nice room and excellent breakfast and excellent food in the restaurant in a very nice quite spot. This is a 15 th centuary inn

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were a party of 6 - when booked it was my husband and I, our daughter and son in law and our son and daughter in law. We had booked for Carlisle races and were originally looking for something close to the race course. Although we didn't realise at the time it was fortunate for us we could not find availability anywhere close by and found this gem of an hotel a little further out that had (according to booking.com) 3 rooms available and we booked them. Colin called the next day to say there had been an error and he only had 2 rooms but he had found a double room at another hotel a couple of miles away if that would do for us. We agreed to this and were grateful to him for his efforts. However nearer the time he found he had a cancellation and got in touch with me immediately to let me know so we were all able to stay in the String of Horses together. Thank you Colin for remembering our original booking - this was really appreciated.

Onto our stay - it was for only one night but this is a lovely, lovely property with an immense amount of charm. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished with big bathrooms and Colin cannot do enough for you. The breakfast was superb too. We did not eat dinner at the hotel because we were at the races at that time but I'm sure we missed a treat.

We will never even attempt to look for a different hotel in the Carlisle / Brampton area in future, no matter how near to the racecourse. This will be our first choice always. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about String of Horses Inn

Address: Faugh | Heads Nook, Carlisle CA8 9EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Carlisle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Carlisle
Price Range: £70 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — String of Horses Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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