dine with us

The Spider and Fly is an award-winning Carlisle Bar & Kitchen open five days a week.

Our knowledge, expertise and approach has established us as one of the leading Bar & Kitchens for food and drink in Carlisle, taking great pride in what we offer our guests. With attention to every detail of the customer experience, providing a relaxing, welcoming hub for the local community as well as those visiting. A destination as well as a home from home. 

Food is a major part of what we do and we offer a diverse range of seasonal dishes all handmade from fresh ingredients through locally sourced suppliers. The same passion we have for our food is carried through to our wide selection of drinks, we focus on local artisan products alongside the big brands, offering quality and range.

During these uncertain times we have taken extensive steps to ensure our staff and guests safety whilst maintaining The Spider & Fly we all know and love.  Therefore, we will only be able to welcome groups of up to 6 for the time being, but we will keep you updated if this changes. Due to recent government guidelines we will be operating table service only, this means we cannot offer seats at the bar, or standing service at the bar until it is deemed safe to do so. 

Our staff are trying their upmost to provide you with the best experience possible, and we appreciate all of your efforts in helping us keep serving food and drinks safely!

Outdoor seating is available all year.

We look forward to welcoming you to
The Spider & Fly.  

book a table

We are now taking reservations for up to 8 people. Multiple bookings by the same party are not permitted.

All bookings for up to 8 guests have a 2 hour table time unless longer is agreed in advance of your booking date.

All guests booking with us are agreeing to eat and drink with us in line with government restrictions.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but are subject to table availability. 

safety guidance

The safety of our team and our customers is of paramount importance. Following Government guidance we have adapted the business to ensure a safe working environment and comfortable yet safe environment for our customers. 

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Face Coverings – Customers are no longer required by law to wear a face covering but our staff will continue to wear them.

Please wait to be seated by one of our team at our service stations and please form orderly queues on entrance/exit and for use of the toilets and facilities.

Our furniture has been placed to provide adequate space for social distancing – please do not move tables and chairs.

We are operating table service only so standing at the bar will not be permitted.

Card payments are encouraged to reduce risk to our team, please use contactless wherever possible, and unfortunately we won’t be able to split bills.

Sanitiser points are available throughout, please ensure these stations are used.

Spider Terrace

opening times

Food Served


No 1 Scotland Road, Stanwix, Carlisle, CA3 9HR

Book for the spider terrace now!

Open friday, Saturday and sunday 12-9