About Fantails

The Fantails restaurant is located in an ideal setting within the village of Wetheral.
Located on the village green we are in idyllic location for beautiful family photos whatever occasion.
In addition we are close to the River Eden for those wanting photos in a more rural setting with stunning scenery backdrops and one of the best salmon fishing Rivers in the country.
For those who would like to get married within the area, we are in short stroll to Wetheral church.
A delightful small country church, it is the perfect place to tie the knot with a loved one.
Guests staying within the area will find a number of appealing areas of interest including the Roman Wall, Carlisle Cathedral and Carlisle Castle.
Wetheral also has plenty of historic areas of interest including Wetheral priory gatehouse, Corby castle and the Wetheral railway viaduct.

The Ultimate Dining Experience

The Fantails Restaurant has a long and interesting history with its building originating around 1600 and we still have many of the features including wooden beams and panelling. From being a blacksmiths shop to a village filling station and now a sought after restaurant and event venue the Fantails is steeped in history with an atmosphere to match.

When you walk in you will experience the friendly and warm welcome, unique interior and delightful aroma of our succulent food prepared by our team of experienced chefs.

Whether you come for lunch or an evening meal, or one of our wine tasting events or a special occasion you are assured of an excellent time, fantastic food and a great service. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Delicious Food in a Historic Setting

The Fantails restaurant unique building, seeped in history, it is an ideal venue to create an intimate atmosphere for an evening meal or a lively party for up to 120 people. We also have a special dining room for up to 65 guests where you can also have access to our beautiful garden.

Our team are here to make your visit to The Fantails restaurant a memorable occasion with our chefs having over forty years experience they can create a succulent meal that will get your taste buds going.

Seated in one of our many intimate alcoves you will savour the atmosphere while enjoying good food and fine wines. We can also take bookings larger parties, weddings, or christenings so contact us now and book your event.


Our Menu's

Enjoy our delicious and traditional style of cooking whilst indulging in the superb atmosphere.
With our wide choice menu for lunch and evening meals you are assured a great time.
Our specials blackboard changes regularly so you have an even wider choice of meals to choose from.
We are also happy to accommodate special dietary requirements.


Mini Egg & Profiterole Sundae
Chantilly cream filled profiteroles, mini egg, Belgium chocolate mousse, white chocolate ice cream finished with chocolate sauce, chocolate flake & popping candy £6:15

Apple & Cinnamon Tartlet
Presented with chocolate coated petite pomme, sticky toffee infused ice cream finished with golden syrup drizzle (GF) £6:25

Fantails Sticky Toffee Pudding
Coated with Creamy Butterscotch Sauce accompanied by crème vanilla ice cream. £6:15

Chocolate Flapjack Tart
Nougat, caramel, chocolate ganache, flapjack tart presented with a raspberry fool cornet garnished with chocolate coated popping candy & candy floss syrup. £7:20

Trio of Raspberry
Raspberry fool, raspberry sorbet & pastel pink prosecco cocktail.

Selection of Movenpick Ice Creams & Sorbets
Please Ask a Member of Staff for Current Selection. £5:75

Gluten Free Cream of Galloway Ice Cream
Choose From Vanilla Pod, Sticky Toffee or Double Chocolate. (GF) £5:75

Fantails Cheese Platter
Award winning Lake District smoked cheddar, Creamy Eden Smokie Brie, & English Stilton Served with Celery, Cumberland Chutney & a Variety of Biscuits. £7:20



Tapas on again this Friday night as usual

any new ideas or special requests and we will try our best to sort it for you!
Hopefully see you this Friday from 5.30pm onwards.




Please take a moment to read some of our fantastic reviews.

Well done Kenny (& your fantastic staff), we've enjoyed your evening menu, Sunday roast and Friday night tapas. Fantails is a great asset for Wetheral! Looking forward to trying your September menu. Charles Shields.
Thank you so much for making our diamond wedding so very special, the food was superb & all the staff so pleasant & attentive all our guests said they had the most enjoyable time. Mr & Mrs Foster, Bath

Contact Us

Please contact us to receive details on any of the services you require.
Tel: 01228 560239 or Email: info@fantails.co.uk