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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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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“flatbread” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
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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 11 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

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe which we wouldn't have found if we hadn't asked some locals to recommend somewhere. We actually thought it was closed when we found it, as the lighting inside was so subtle. Lovely and clean inside with cosy decor. Good food and drinks....More

Thank TiggerandBobby
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for your review. I always have the habit, when travelling, to ask locals for recommendations on place to eat and to hear that we are now on the receiving end of that, it is purely heartwarming. We are glad you were not disappointed....More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

My daughter and I visit here frequently as they serve the best food and coffee in town at a great price! It definitely is a hidden gem with lovely friendly staff and great customer service. Give it a try you won't be disappointed!More

Thank ianmercer58
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your review and for your custom. We are happy to read that you visit us frequently and keep enjoying our food and coffee. Thank you for the lovely comments about the staff too and the service in general. We appreciate your recommendation....More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

I pass this cafe every day on my way to work. Stopped by for lunch last week with a colleague. We didn't have long but we were well looked after. I had a delicious flatbread with sweet chilli chicken, cheese and salad. Really fresh and...More

Thank 7Footloose
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi, and thank you for the time to review us. I am pleased to read you and your colleague enjoyed the lunch and that you felt very well looked after. We hope to see you and your work colleagues back real soon, or even stop...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

really good quality lunch. i had a chicken and bacon panini which had proper thick bacon and good quality chicken in it. my mam had the soup which she said was good too. couldn't complain about anything really.More

Thank 123eml
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for your review and appreciation of our quality products. We take pride in sourcing the best produce and buy local whenever is possible, and it is nice to read when this is recognized. We hope to see you back soon. Regards, Marco, Carol...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Had been here to drop something off for my son and we were determined to find time for lunch. So pleased we did, as this cafe is what little cafes should be about. Clean, cosy, great staff and super food. We had Falafel, houmous and...More

Thank Joan G
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear Joan G, We thank you for the lovely review and comments about the food, the coffee, the team and last but not least the cleanliness. We love to read you will return to visit us soon, we look forward to welcome you back. Regards,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe tucked away in a quiet yet easily accessible location. Love the decor and atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great menu for coffee or lunch time. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank 999kermit
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi, and thanks for your review. We love everything you said :-) and glad you will be recommending us. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Just been in for a bit of wonder around Carlile and stopped here at the beginning of our day. We had such a lovely visit we stopped at the end of our day, again. Prices reasonable , great staff , food and setting. Well worth...More

Thank Jo C
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Jo C Thank you very much for reviewing The Old Engine House on TripAdvisor. We love to hear you enjoyed your visit so much that you returned again later on the day. We hope you enjoyed the visit to Carlisle too and we looking...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Called in for hot chocolate which was lovely and in a large generous cup. Hot (some times places don't heat the milk enough in my view) creamy and not too sweet. This cafe offers a good choice of snacks and lunches, all freshly prepared. Good...More

Thank Rosiecat55
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for your time to share this review about The Old Engine House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the hot chocolate and that you like the Cafe and our service. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Marco, Carol...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 7
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, 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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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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