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The Engine Inn

) #8 of 10 Restaurants in Cartmel $$ - $$$ , British,
Station Road | Cark-in-Cartmel, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7NZ, England
+44 15395 58341
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“gammon” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Station Road | Cark-in-Cartmel, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7NZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I stayed in Cark for a week, and I enjoyed visiting The Engine Inn each evening. I received a warm welcome from the minute that I walked in the door. There was a wide selection of draught beers on offer, and bar...More

Thank CeithFaclair
CarkEngine, Manager at The Engine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your kind remarks, and we were very glad to have you and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've eaten here a few times this year and every time the food and drink have been fantastic, it's well worth a visit. This time we had Risotto which was delivered in abundance, an eye catching colourful combination of glistening Mediterranean vegetables with a rich...More

Thank JM0483
CarkEngine, Manager at The Engine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your flattering review. As you mention there is a new menu on the horizon and the Head Chef was considering dropping the Risotto....however since reading your review he is now having second thoughts. Thank you once again for your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome and friendly staff and a fantastic Sunday lunch. We will return. If you are in the area we highly recomend that you visit.

Thank nicole b
CarkEngine, Manager at The Engine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Very kind of you to say. Our Sunday Lunch menu changes weekly but we like to think that the quality is consistant. Thank you once again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this place recently and was verypleased with my steak pie and chips but was underwhelmed by wifes risotto it wasnt terrible but wasnt great either.Also i thought it was a little expensive for what was basically pub food but was very pleased with the...More

Thank eric m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with the three kids for a meal excellent food even our two fussy eaters were over the moon. Servings were plentiful and service was rapid and it was very busy. Second time we've been about four years apart and both meals were excellent and...More

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the local area on Hols so popped in for evening meal, apparently we were 10 mins late as the kitchen closed at 8 pm, !! but we were promptly told this should not be a problem but would check with the chef, so we...More

Thank Trevor K
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely new man at the helm. What a difference a landlord makes. Lancaster Blonde in sale too. Dog is friendly although seems to like chewing electronic devices.

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Although a little dark inside, I think due to some works going on at the Inn, the meal was delicious, all food freshly cooked so well worth waitng for. staff were very friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit! Thank you.More

Thank elaine111954
CarkEngine, Manager at The Engine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review. The business has recently changed hands and is in the process of rectifying many legacy issues, lighting being one of them. As I write this Electricians are remedying the lighting issue. We hope to see you again soon.....and...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

The bar service is painfully slow if you want to pop in for a quick drink don't bother. Price of soft drinks pricey, three cokes and a lime and soda £6. The lime and soda wasn't even mixed up. Nice fella behind the bar but...More

Thank gazkayjohnston
CarkEngine, Manager at The Engine Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

I'm terribly sorry about your experience, as mentioned in a previous response the business is under new management and we are rectifying many legacy issues....and the lighting is being done as we speak. As for the price of the drinks, we have recently reduced the...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had two soup/ sandwich meals which were delicious, one was ham and tomato and other was cheddar with red onion marmalade and the soup tomato and herb. Absolutely lovely and good quality food. Definitely return, thanks.

Thank Donna K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Cark-in-Cartmel, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grange-over-Sands  >  Cartmel
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 58341
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A traditional "Country Pub" providing "posh pub food" 7 days per week with a traditional Sunday roast weekly.

Recently refurbished comfortable rooms at very reasonable rates.
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