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The Thin White Duke

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Devonshire Street, Carlisle CA3 8LG, England
+44 1228 402334
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gretna green
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There were 24 of us....Gillian and her team accommodated all our requests and changes to our booking. Food was excellent quality all our group enjoyed it...it's our second visit as a large group....we will be back. Thank you!

Thank caffee1
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten here a few times and it never disappoints. A pub with a difference, creative menu, there's always more than two things on the menu that I want to eat!! The interior is unique and attractive, good music and service! This venue is doing something different and it always delivers.

Thank KeriTipler
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great got way too much we shared the wedgies and each had a burger. I had the haggis burger without the bap. Absolutely divine. The food is wonderful but possibly too big portions. My only complain is the service it's not great but the food definitely worth it x

Thank Kirsty S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice meal and lovely surroundings. Would definitely recommend...The salmon was delicious as was the fish and chips. Staff were very friendly and efficient...

Thank Elizabeth L
Kelso, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Saturday afternoon and the bar was very busy with a great selection of beers, spirits and wine. Nice decor and good staff.

Thank telspec
Winchester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here whilst shopping in Carlisle. As a Bowie fan, having seen the pub on Trip Advisor, I had to visit. There's a little bit of Bowie memorabilia around the place but what stands out is the eclectic art and furnishings which add to the quirkiness. The staff were very friendly and efficient, taking our orders quickly. We... More 

Thank HampshireCarol
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped in for a drink on the way home after a loooong train journey. Very cool music good wine and wished we had time to stop for food as it looked good. We will definitely be back but probably need to book on a Friday or Saturday ad it's very popular.

Thank Lizzibow
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had the lamb rump the last two times I have visited here. Which is unusual for me as I like to try new things, but It was THAT good I had to get it again. The menu had changed from the previous time I had been but still had the lamb but a different style, this time it... More 

Thank Jamie M
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading great reviews I really wanted to try this place and we weren't disappointed. The place itself is quite crammed and it was packed. There is no queue for waiting for a table it's just a case of wait at the bar and if someone leaves a table, grab it! The menu is great, quite modern and really good... More 

Thank susiejo11
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few times now for food and the staff and food have bin brilliant, always made to feel welcome even when having a nose bleed !!!! Thanks for the napkins 👍🏻

Thank JudDavo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devonshire Street, Carlisle CA3 8LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 402334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?