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The Cavendish Arms


A babbling stream flows past the tree-lined garden of this 450-year-old coaching inn situated within Cartmel's village walls, its longest-surviving hostelry. Many traces of its history remain, from the mounting block outside the main door to the bar itself, which was once the stables. Low, oak-beamed ceilings, uneven floors, antique furniture and an open fire create a traditional, cosy atmosphere. As well as Cumbrian ales, the food owes much to its local origins. The menu changes every six weeks, listing lunchtime sandwiches and starters such as mixed game pâté. Then moves on to oven-baked fillet of hake or tagliatelle primavera. Desserts include banoffee crunch sundae and blackcurrant fool. The owners have teamed up with a local company that offers carriage tours of the village. This popular area is ideal for walking, horse riding, and visiting Lake Windermere.

Further information

Tel: 015395 36240
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Caledonian Golden XPA, Cumberland Corby Ale, Theakston, Cavendish Fox, Guest ales


All day all week


25 Dec


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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M6 junct 36, A590 signed Barrow-in-Furness. Cartmel signed. In village take 1st right

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