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The Old Engine House

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The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
+44 1228 510741
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08:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
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Edinburgh
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A real find today whilst shopping. A lovely tea shop with real China cups and unusual sandwiches - in our case pulled pork, cheese, tomato and red onion and chicken, chorizo cheese and mushroom . Nice unusual nibbles of humous and lentil crisps. Great cakes on offer but decided to be good. Only comment a little salad on the side... More 

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Thank Susan H
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for your nice review and for appreciating our China cups and our daily specials sandwiches/nibbles/cakes :) We always have salad available on request, please next time you come don't hesitate to ask. ...and I will keep your feedback in mind and see if I can fit in that little salad on the side, so maybe I... More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great friendly local coffee shop/cafe, decent changing menu. We always get a soup and sandwich. Good to relax slightly away from the main shopping area.

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Thank Mumfin
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this review

Dear Mumfin, Thank you for your 5* review. We are happy that you enjoy our friendly service and our daily specials. We promise to keep renewing ourselves. We hope to see you back again real soon. More 

Wigton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Nice cosy cafe bistro style really good food at great prices, daily specials made with imagination and skill resulting in superb appetising creations soups sandwiches with many varieties rounded of with excellent Farrers of Kendal Coffee well known in this area as a specialist coffee roaster and supplier. attentive staff and a nice atmosphere so glad I have found this... More 

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Thank wearywood
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice atmosphere with lovely home-made food. Staff very attentive and polite. Well worth a visit for a coffee, snack or light lunch.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Friendly atmosphere, good food and excellent staff. Go here often they get to know you and what you like. Good for vegetarians.

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Thank Trishohara
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Tasty home made food at reasonable prices. The specials change frequently; offering a veriaity of flavours, that you can't get in other cafes in the area. The staff are ways pleasant offering good service.

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Thank 509F_B
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We went in here for a quick lunch and it did not disappoint - food was served very quickly. Everything on the menu sounded delicious, was very hard to choose just one thing - and it was the same with drinks, not just the food. It's small but perfectly formed, very cute little place and the staff are friendly without... More 

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Thank Rai S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Superb staff who are very friendly, the food is exellent They have lovely home baked cakes which always taste fresh and are really nice.Toilets are very clean as is the cafe. I would highly recommend the engine house if you are passing you wont be disapointed.

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Thank 265flower
Kendal, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Found this little gem on a shopping trip to Carlisle . A small cafe about 8 tables , with excellent food at good prices . I had a Bacon Brie & Cranberry sandwich with crisps , my husband Cheese & Union Toastie with crisps , with a pot of tea for under £10 . Very fresh & tasty . Will... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very popular crowd place great service love bookshelves wallpaper n small setting quick dinner because popular see ppl wait outside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 510741

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?