Cavendish Arms

Cavendish Arms

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QA England
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4.0
#1 of 3 inns in Cartmel
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travelers make Cavendish Arms their inn of choice when visiting Cartmel. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the inn. Cavendish Arms Hotel features a gift shop, outdoor furniture, and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts free breakfast. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the pubs, including Cavendish Arms Restaurant, Kings Arms, and The Royal Oak Inn, all of which are a short distance from Cavendish Arms. Should time allow, Cartmel Priory is a popular attraction that is within walking distance. At Cavendish Arms, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Cartmel.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Romanian and 1 more

Location

Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QA England
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 82 out of 100
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4.0 of 5 bubbles885 reviews
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The Cavendish Arms hotel boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere, with many guests enjoying the cozy vibe of its rooms and the relaxing pub. While service is generally lauded for its friendliness, a few visitors have encountered inconsistencies. Cleanliness is a strong suit, as travelers often commend the spotless environment. Rooms are appreciated for their comfort and amenities, despite some remarks on size and datedness. Amenities are satisfactory to most, though issues with showers have been noted. The value proposition, however, garners mixed feelings due to pricing concerns.
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory

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LisaAnn262 wrote a review Jul 2020
Brayton, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having felt nervous about eating out for the first time since lockdown ended, there was no need to worry. All staff were wearing face coverings, were regularly cleaning their hands and tables. Tables are well socially distanced and toilets were obviously being cleaned regularly with the strong smell of cleaning products.
The food was good, although the steak pie could have done with some other veg. I’m sure if we had asked they would have got this for us.
Service was quick and food was freshly cooked. We were a little disappointed with the wine menu and having chosen a bottle it wasn’t in stock, and the replacement which was the same price was a bottle we usually buy from Tesco. I’m all for supporting local pubs but when you know the bottle of wine you are drinking has cost you 3 times more then what it is in the supermarket, it did put us off buying another drink.
Despite this we would go again and would recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sandrac58 wrote a review May 2021
Sunderland, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently visited the pub on 16th May prior to pubs opening indoors..We enquired about a table for 4 and were offered a choice of tables on the riverside. Covid restrictions were organised well. Hand sanitizer was available. We ordered pots of tea for 4 and this was promptly delivered to the table in lovely tea pots and nice cups. Staff were pleasant. The beer garden was a lovely place to sit on a sunny afternoon. We did look at the menu but sunday lunch was £18 and a tad pricey.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TheBagCarrier wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As a pub come restaurant I can’t fault the Cav but as a pub with rooms they need to up their game. The bedrooms were tired and need money spent on them and the walls are very thin. Simple things like tightening up the bolts on the bed to stop it squeaking or employing a plumber to stop the dripping taps would all help.
It’s location for the races or L’enclume restaurants could not be better and the staff are all great but the rooms just let the place down.
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Stuart P wrote a review Sep 2020
West Malling, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Cavendish Arms when visited L’Enclume. The rooms are massively overpriced. You can hear everything from other rooms as walls paper thin. Shower has no wall bracket so not available to use unless you stand and hold but not shower curtain or screen. So bath only option and rooms very basic.

The door into room is dodgy and even staff can’t open easily so you can get trapped outside accommodation and this is a known problem which isn’t sorted.

The rooms are clean to be fair to them but that’s as good as it gets for the price.

Breakfast the next day was terrible. Service was awful. Ignored for 30mins and didn’t even realise that we had walked out without being served. When mentioned when settling up for the room they stated they serve in sitting order but pointed out that other tables sat down and were served. Then just shrugged and said you should have shouted. No acceptance of poor service and disgusting reaction from a person in the service industry. Based on breakfast alone I wouldn’t return but adding in the poor standard of room and price definitely wouldn’t recommend.

I have stayed in Cartmel before with L’Enclume rooms and would definitely use them again and not this location. £150 for a basic room is ridiculous and I was expecting a lot more for the price. Stayed in Grange Over Sands the night before and much higher standard of rooms and service and you could get a cab with extra money you would save from not staying at the Cavendish Arms. Avoid for accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SunshineSmilesUK wrote a review Nov 2021
UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My elderly mother in law was plunged into darkness with no heating, means to make a hot drink or meal, and Paul and his team literally came to the rescue after a local power cut. I rang the hotel to try and find a room with them. Paul offered to collect my mother in law and take her back to the hotel, first making sure the room she was staying in was nicely heated through prior to her arrival. Paul and his staff were so very kind making sure she was taken care of, fed and watered and comfortable. The room she stayed in was beautifully decorated, modern with an en suite. She stayed for breakfast, lunch and dinner and commented how wonderful the food was, and how friendly the staff were. She even partook in a nice glass of Riocca! Attention to detail in a crisis leads me to believe that attention to detail is par for the course at this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lee wrote a review Apr 2022
Carlisle, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed earlier in the year after having a good experience at the cavendish restaraunt the first time we visited cartmel. The menu had updated yet it was once again a fantastic meal with polite and efficient service.

The room was small which was expected (booked the small double), yet it was cosy and warm with a TV and a nice view. The abuilding itself is very old as can be seen by the mis-shapen walls and hallways, making it an interesting location. Although there is nearby on street parking, we recommend parking at the race course down the road.

Our room came with a free breakfast, and we were told by another couple that it was to die for. They were not wrong, there was a small breakfast menu - we each had the cooked breakfast and it didn't dissapoint. Staff were friendly, and we were given a key to access the hotel 24 hours
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking at the racecourse
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Norma W wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 3 nights, and had a really comfortable stay in a room at the front. Is an old inn so the walls and floors have an interesting slant. Nice bath with dressing gowns provided so I could chill out and relax after a nice walk. Artisan loose leaf tea and coffee pot, biscuits and fresh fruit in room daily.
Food is the best in Cartmel and the bar is very friendly.
All staff were friendly and welcoming.
Roll on next visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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suzles77 wrote a review Nov 2022
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Cavendish Arms over half term, it's our second trip and this time we stayed for four nights. We took our dogs with us. We had a wonderful time; the staff are great and cannot do enough for you and they are so personable. I asked the ladies that clean the rooms for extra pillows and hangers, no problem, brought them straight away.

Everything felt clean and immaculate. I mean it is a traditional, old property, but the modern bits are really modern and well maintained and the traditional bits are authentic and serviceable (that isn't polite for scruffy, they were as they should be). We had a lovely big bathroom; we really enjoyed the selection of fresh teas and coffees in the room. The heating was banging out, which if you like to be hot is great, it comes with the ability to control it yourself, so that was great because we turned it right down as it was unseasonably warm in Cartmel for October.

We ate breakfast every morning, which was included in the room rate, cooked fresh and a selection of at least five things on the menu. On our last day our friends, who were staying in a cottage, joined us for breakfast and team at the hotel were great about accommodating that.

We dined at the hotel one evening, great meal, loved the cocktail and the wine list.

I loved how relaxed it was that you can check in pre-stay and then pay at the end, it's nice to be treated like a human being that can be trusted to pay at the end of their stay, and quite rare.

A highlight of our stay was Paul. What an utterly great guy, he was front of house, in the bar, taking food orders and I think I spoke to him on the phone when I enquired about a dog friendly room. So nice to talk to and very attentive. I mean he loved our dogs which was mega, but it made our trip so nice.

It's very rare for me to feel at home, anywhere other than my home. I really felt happy there, so guess what I am booking again.

I can't comment on parking as we could park our car on our friends' property, but Cartmel and parking are a thing that all accommodation must have a policy around.

It's cozy and clean and comfortable and of a high quality.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sam I wrote a review Oct 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
After looking forward to a meal out with family at the Cavendish, after many previous visits, I was hugely disappointed. On arrival we got told that our table was ‘through there’ and after being seated, we then ordered two bottles of wine. When the wine arrived it was put on the table, unopened and we weren’t even asked if we would like to try either bottle, despite each bottle being priced at £25. The nibbles that we ordered were delicious but no one came to clear our plates. We had to ask for them to be cleared and to order our mains… much to the waitresses disgust. She was not interested in taking our order at all. After finally ordering and asking for additional water, we were ignored, and after asking a second time, we got a look of disgust. The main courses came and one staff member put the chips and red cabbage down in front of one of the guests. When the pie came, it was placed at the side of one guest… not the most accessible way to eat the pie, albeit delicious! Throughout the meal we felt very under valued and it’s a shame after visiting many times previously. We felt that other guests were given preferential treatment to ourselves, regardless of the amount of money we were spending. The food itself was delicious however we felt the service was very poor and did not reflect the quality of food. Such a shame!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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TerryH wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Come here in January for a few days for my birthday, we usually come here every year after the Christmas rush, got a free room upgrade when we arrived, absolutely love the place, the room they put us in was really nice and a lot bigger than some of the other rooms. Breakfast was really nice never disappointed, we ate in here a few times in the evenings aswell the food was always top class.

The staff in the Cavendish are fantastic....especially Paul and Tom!

Will definitely be coming here again...
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Brian G asked a question Jan 2023
Newtongrange, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
Can i park at cavendish in the winter.if not how much does racecourse charge
Answer from Bradders1959
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom113 contributions20 helpful votes
No. £10 a day in the car park .
Answer from SusieQte
Cheshire, United Kingdom265 contributions135 helpful votes
Until 10am I believe but you may want to check with the establishment
G W asked a question May 2018
Rotherham24 contributions50 helpful votes
Is it possible to visit Lake Windermere and Morecambe Bay from the Cavendish Arms? Thank you.
Answer from IrishEyesSmile
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom584 contributions258 helpful votes
Absolutely, and as well as visiting Lake Windemere be sure to visit Windemere (just along the road) which is lovely.
Shirlthe asked a question Jul 2017
Sale, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
due to the age of the venue, is it and the rooms wheelchair accessible please ?
Answer from psychatric-nurse
Meltham, United Kingdom86 contributions16 helpful votes
No defiantly not,,,,,Sorry!
GypsyLee90 asked a question May 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom15 contributions13 helpful votes
Is there car parking or is it nearby?
Answer from mirwin_12
Newcastle, United Kingdom43 contributions18 helpful votes
No free parking don't know why it says there is Parking is available at the Cartmel Racecourse 5 minutes away
Rachel P wrote a tip May 2024
Burscough, United Kingdom13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking in the village is difficult on race weekends but other than that there is a big car park you can use on other dates "
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CB wrote a tip Mar 2024
Liverpool, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Park at the racecourse. £12.00 for 24 hours and a 2 minute walk to The Cavendish and the square."
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Sylvia Scott wrote a tip Feb 2024
8 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a cushion with you if you are planning to stay more than ten minutes!"
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Elizabeth O wrote a tip Feb 2024
Bury, United Kingdom19 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking is available in the village if you’re prepared to walk, otherwise the Racecourse ( chargeable) is near by"
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alliance0193 wrote a tip Jan 2024
Surrey, United Kingdom41 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Worth booking in advance Fridays and weekends it seems"
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PRICE RANGE
C$170 - C$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cavendish Arms
Which popular attractions are close to Cavendish Arms?
Nearby attractions include Cartmel Priory (0.2 km), Cartmel Cheeses (0.1 km), and Cartmel Racecourse (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cavendish Arms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cavendish Arms?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cavendish Arms?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Enclume, Rogan & Co, and Cartmel Village Shop.
Is Cavendish Arms located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Cartmel.
Are pets allowed at Cavendish Arms?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cavendish Arms?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Romanian, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Cavendish Arms?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre (7.9 km), Holker Hall and Gardens (2.4 km), and Hampsfell Hospice (2.1 km).
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