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About us

Set in the beautiful village of Rockcliffe less than 5 miles from Carlisle city centre & just 4 miles from Scotland overlooking the Solway Marshland The Crown & Thistle is the perfect country pub. Dog friendly, local ales, log fire & homemade food using local Cumbrian produce.

Young children under the age of 11 are welcome in the pub until 7.30/8.00pm.

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Pub reviews



Sheena Wilcox

6 months ago

Just celebrated my Mum’s 83rd birthday with an excellent Sunday lunch. I had mentioned when I booked it was Mum’s birthday & they had put lovely ‘happy birthday’ banner up on the wall at our table. The pub was very busy but the service was excellent. Great atmosphere, easy parking - would recommend to anyone.

Garry Whitmore (Dagdabear)

9 months ago

Great food, friendly staff. Service is a little slow, but imagine food is cooked to order. Located a bit out of the way.

Michelle Robinson

10 months ago

Amazing. I called up the restaurant to ask if they could surprise my dad with a birthday pudding, what they done was nothing short of amazing. They done as requested and it made my dads day. The lady (sorry I forgot her name but she will remember me) was absolutely amazing. The feedback of my dad about the food was amazing and we as a family will all be visiting again.

Molly Mcilhatton

11 months ago

Will definitely be coming back here. The food was delicious, best fish & chips I've ever had. Lovely staff, easy to find and plenty parking.

Peter Green

11 months ago

We had the 3 course option. Absolutely delicious all of our food. Will definitely be going back. Staff service was frieldly and excellent. 👍

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Opening Times

Wed11:30 – 23:00
Thur11:30 – 23:00
Fri11:30 – 23:00
Sat11:30 – 23:00
Sun11:30 – 23:00

The Pub is open for drinks 11.30am-1.00pm on Christmas Day but is closed on Boxing Day & the 27th. We reopen on the 28th at 3pm & start serving food at 4.30pm.

We are closed from Monday 8th January & reopen on Thursday 18th at 11.30am

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Food & drink

Here at The Crown & Thistle we pride ourselves on using the very best fresh, local produce &
ingredients. From our Locally Brewed Ales & Spirits to our Greengrocer, Local Butchers, Fishmonger
& even our Local Honey Supplier!

Our meat comes from Local Farms in Wigton & Walby, with our Beef travelling no more than 35 miles
from Field to Fork. Here in our Kitchen Garden we grow our own Garden Herbs, Courgettes, Salad
Leaves & Tomatoes & our Fish is Delivered to us several times a week from The Fish Cellar in
Devonshire Arcade in Penrith where we can guarantee High Quality Fresh Produce. We try to make as
much as possible here onsite including Freshly Baked Bread & Homemade Desserts.

Please note for all tables of 8 or more we do ask for a deposit of £10.00 per person to confirm the booking. This deposit is per person therefore if we have less than two hours notice of your table reducing in size then your deposit will be non-refundable.

Food Times

Wed12:00 – 20:30
Thur12:00 – 20:30
Fri12:00 – 20:30
Sat12:00 – 20:30
Sun12:00 – 16:30

Our Sandwich/Salad Menu runs until 4pm followed by our Evening Menu 4-8.30pm

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