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 bookings. We are only taking reservations for up to 6 people. Multiple bookings by the same party are not permitted.

All bookings for up to 6 guests have a 1 hour 45 minutes 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.

It is compulsory for all customers to wear face coverings except when seated at a table to eat or drink. This includes using toilets and facilities. Social distancing rules still apply.

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. These are our brief yet important changes, there is much more going on behind the scenes. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

• Face Coverings – All customers must wear face coverings except when seated at a table to eat or drink. This includes using the toilets and facilities. 

• Social Distancing – 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. Mixing between tables or parties is not permitted.

• We are encouraging reservations to ensure availability but allow us to take vital information prior to the booking from all our customers, if we do have availability for walk-ins we will also require the same contact information.

• 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. Please do not pay or order at the bar.

• 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 and rest assured we have amended and implemented a robust cleaning system

• The Spider and Fly team will be sanitising and washing their hands much more frequently and provided with PPE as per the Government guidance.

• Our teams have been trained to operate in the safest way possible, but we are not health care professionals, please be patient, but if you need anything, please let us know. These measures will be under constant review and subject to change pending Government guidance.

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