THE FANTAILS EXPERIENCE
The enduring magic of Fantails
Over the past 25 years we have cultivated a restaurant known and loved for its special location and atmosphere.
We have developed an enviable reputation as a unique restaurant to dine, celebrate and make special memories with friends, family and loved ones.
Each season and each time of day bring their own charm and unique experience; with our private garden capturing the warmth of the sun in spring and summer and our quaint 17th century interior providing a cosy and welcoming retreat from the cold in autumn and winter.
"This place is not good, it is amazingly good! One of the best meals I have had."
Rab Singhania 2021
Our beautiful building originates from around 1600, and many of the old features remain. Originally a blacksmiths forge and later a filling station, the sense of history in the building is a wonderful part of the Fantails experience.
HOW TO ENJOY THE FANTAILS EXPERIENCE
Fortunate to be located a mere stones throw from Carlisle by both road and rail (immediately accessible from the M6, A69 and Newcastle rail line), Wetheral village is the ideal setting for the experience we offer; complemented by stunning rural surroundings and a small but perfectly formed range of other amenities. All of which makes our wonderful village an unrivalled destination for those looking for a day break from the city with the convenience of a briefest of journeys home.
Many Carlisle residents hop on the regular train service between Carlisle and Newcastle and jump off at Wetheral, a journey of only a few minutes. Why? To enjoy a beautiful meal and a few drinks with us and head back home on the train. No worries about driving. No concerns about cooking. The perfect experience.