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The Old Engine House West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF, England
+44 1228 510741
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

small but friendly atmosphere good coffee and snacks staff welcoming and attentive would make it a regular venue but it slightly out of the main thoroughfare and you tend to forget its there

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

Hi and thank you for the nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed the friendly atmosphere with the good coffee and food. We'd love to see you more regularly. We are just at the top of the steps of two major city carpark, the Lower Viaduct(best value) and the Upper Viaduct. The perfect stop before heading in/out town. See... More 

Warwick-on-Eden
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small cafe is a lovely friendly place to eat Staff lovely I had soup which is homemade and delicious My mother had a panini Didnt have cake but looks good also they do gluten free Very reasonable prices

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

Thank you for your 5* review and for the lovely comments about the team. We are glad you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We'd love to see you again soon. Regards, Marco, Carol and the Team More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little cafe with a great atmosphere. Friendly welcoming staff. Sandwiches were delicious. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank 999kermit
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is nice to hear that you found our Cafe friendly and welcoming. This is exactly what we strive for, ....and the delicious food, and coffee, of course :-) Please come and visit us again soon. Regards, Marco, Carol and the Team More 

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent sandwiches, quick service and good food. Very reasonably priced. Specials menu, but also old favourites.

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

Hello and thank you for posting a review about your visit to The Old Engine House. We are glad you like it and that you found the quality of the service and food to be good. Hoping to welcome you back real soon. Regards, Marco, Carol and the team. More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here several times and always enjoy what we choose, e.g. They do very good soups. Today we had hot chocolate and granary bread toast. Chocolate lovely and hot and nicely frothy on top. Good granary bread, with enough butter and marmalade. The decor and atmosphere in the Old Engine House is friendly and relaxed and it's understandably popular... More 

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Thank Rosiecat55
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review and the lovely comments about the soups, the hot chocolate and the quality of the bread. We take great pride in preparing and sourcing high quality ingredients focusing on local produce. It is nice to be recognized. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Edinburgh
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 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 9 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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Thank Val & Stuart c
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

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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, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?