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The Old Engine House

The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
+44 1228 510741
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 4:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply lovely. We enjoyed hot specialist granary toast with butter and marmalade. As well as two hot crumpets with apricot jam and camember. Two regular, but large size, coffees. Thankyou.

1  Thank seahor5e
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

After reading good reviews we booked for afternoon tea & we were not disappointed! Everything was lovely & fresh and ready on arrival. Friendly staff. Will definitely be back. Thank you

Thank brn1968
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the afternoon tea and looking forward to welcome you back. Regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Great little place for coffee, cake and lite bites. More personal than the big coffee outlets. Recommend it.

Thank pennine65wanderer
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Situated in what was a fire station 100 years ago and right on the City walls. Quite a small cafe serving lunchtime pannini's, sandwiches, tea cakes scones and a choice of two delicious home made soups each day. Nice change from the usual national chain...More

Thank JAM212121
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Have had lunch here before on a visit to Carlisle and really enjoyed it so I took my daughter there yesterday. There are 5 or 6 young girls milling about but you have to go up to the counter to order. The staff are very...More

2  Thank Gillian M
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear Gillian M, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to read of your disappointment. I can assure you that we take our customers comments very seriously and your feedback will be shared with the team. A Manager is always present throughout the...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Love this little place atmosphere lovely food great.Never mind People watching and trying to lipread in Big Places you can hear the lot and join in, in here.Worth a visit but not so many of you please.

Thank blackarrowthree
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review, it was nice to read and gave us all a giggle. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Cafe is near to the rear entrance of Marks and Spencer’s food hall, worth looking for. Very clean and cosy well decorated cafe with good service and brilliant food. Have had lunch here before however on this occasion with my husband and a friend we...More

Thank tessCumbria
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your time to review The Old Engine House. We are delighted you liked the Cafe and the service and food provided. We look forward to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Popped in for lunch on Saturday 7th October, lovely fresh food served by friendly staff . Relaxed atmosphere and a great choice of teas coffees and cakes! Had very tasty soup followed by apple shortcake and cream , bought cake to take away for my...More

Thank Caron H
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Caron H, Thank you very much for your 5* review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and your lunch at The Old Engine House. We look forward to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Thank you for hosting my sister's baby shower. We had a really lovely time and nothing was too much trouble. The afternoon tea was delicious! Would definitely recommend :)

1  Thank Loving-life-fun
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for the time to review us. We loved the event too and are glad that you and your party were happy with the Afternoon Tea. Regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Stopped off here for lunch, the staff are friendly and helpful, food was good and good value as well, we will definitely eat there again on our next visit to the city.

Thank Rob L
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you Rob L for your time to review The Old Engine House. We appreciate your comments and looking forward to welcome you back when visiting Carlisle again. Regards, Marco, Carol & Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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Description
Family run café serving a variety of drinks and food from locally sourced produce. Situated in a historic building once serving as part of the city fire station.
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