Sunday 15 February 2015

The Posting Pot Cafe, Wetheral, Cumbria - Review

Photo taken from The Posting Pot Facebook page
My friend suggested meeting for a late lunch at The Posting Pot in Wetheral just outside Carlisle. Indeed it was a very late lunch, 2.30pm, and when I arrived just before then they told me they stop serving food at 2.30 and close at 3.30pm. However they were very accommodating and said they would serve food to my friend (who arrived at 2.40pm - late as usual!) and me.

It is a small cafe, (the post office and shop are next door) in the centre of the village right beside the green. There were several tables and a comfortable looking leather sofa beside the large window, and the place had a homely feel about it.

There was a good choice of items on the menu and I ordered the minute steak with caramelised onions in a deli roll and my friend just went for a rather large plain scone. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch, the steak was tender, the onions tasty and the roll was very fresh. My friend said her scone was also very fresh and she enjoyed it.

The service was friendly and very quick, prices very reasonable and the cafe had a good atmosphere. A group of people came in a while after we were served our food also wanting to eat but were politely turned away, maybe being open a little longer would be a good idea? I think I heard the server say something about the cafe being open longer in the summer but wasn't really listening closely so can't be sure about that. In the summer you can sit outside and that would be so pleasant in the lovely village.

We will definitely be going back, but a little bit earlier. The opening hours are listed as 9.00 - 3.30 Monday - Saturday. The food is good, reasonably priced and much of the fayre on offer is homemade and you can't beat that!

Address:     The Posting Pot Cafe
                  Carlisle CA4 8ES

Tel:             01228 560 201

Facebook:   The Posting Pot Cafe (There does not appear to be a website)