String Of Horses

Faugh, Heads Nook, CumbriaCarlisleCA8 9EGUnited Kingdom
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About String Of Horses

The String of Horses is to be found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has it origins as a place of hospitality nearly 500 years ago.

There is a wide choice of rooms, including a Four Poster room and Family Rooms: beds are made with luxury satin stripe bed linen. All rooms are en-suite, and are equipped with digital TV, free Wi-Fi Internet connection, central heating and tea and coffee making facilities.

The String of Horses has ancient origins but is now well placed in the 21st Century in terms of its amenities and comfort for guests. The beauty of the location remains as in the past.

Guests can enjoy fine food in a comfortable ambience with open fires and great décor. The international cuisine includes numerous Mexican and Latin American dishes and appeals to every taste.

Hadrian's Wall is about 14 miles away. Acorn Bank Gardens and Water Mill (18 miles) are worth visiting.


Faugh, Heads Nook, Cumbria, Carlisle, CA8 9EG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1228)670297 | Fax: +44(8715)227832 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00

Positive Reviews

A Genuine Country Pub.

The String of Horses is a pub/hotel that has a distinct country pub character, combined with good accommodation and interesting, well cooked restaurant food. Guests should note that the bar and restaurant do not open on a Monday.

Real Ales and Whiskies.

The welcome is very warm, with guest commenting on the brilliance of the landlord as a host. It has been described as a hidden gem, and potential visitors should note that the village does not appear on all road maps and atlases, so the description is apt. The bar offers a good selection of real ales, served at the correct temperature, and a great number of whiskies. The food is good and the portions are very generous. The English breakfast is well cooked and there is a choice of fruits and yoghurts.

Well Presented.

The rooms are well maintained, clean and comfortable, guests found a great power shower in their en-suite and with items such as shower caps, there are good tea and coffee making items. The landlord's warm welcome included allowing access to their room to guests who arrived early.

Negative Reviews

Watch Your Step.

This is an old building, and naturally does have idiosyncrasies of layout.

Noises From Below.

A guest was kept awake because their room was above the bar and the noise from the drinkers intruded until very late. It may be that the four star rating is a little generous in view of variations in the quality of the rooms.

Modern Development.

Guests also felt that the view from their room was spoilt by the presence of modern housing: obviously that is something beyond the control of this traditional pub/hotel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 310 reviews across the web
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9.1 out of 10 based on 310 reviews