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Engine Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Station Road | Cark-in-Cartmel, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7NZ, England
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Ranked #11 of 14 Cartmel B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really loved our visit to the Engine. We were a party of 15, including 4 children and one baby. We turned up without a reservation, on the off chance that they could accommodate us, which they did admirably. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and couldn't do enough to help, and the food was all excellent, obviously cooked fresh... More

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Hong Kong
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting friends. The pub has a good atmosphere & serves very good beer. The food was fairly basic pub meals but well cooked & lots of it, ditto the breakfast. Our room was quite small but very clean with a nice touch of biscuits on the tea/coffee tray. We had a problem with... More

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Upwell, null, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, this place is incredible - from the moment you step into the olde worlde "inn", you get a feeling of comfort and the people working there are so friendly and have a great warmth too. There's nothing they wouldn't do to make it a better time. I went on the Engine Inn website to have a look at what... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed for a night during my motorcycle trip around the Lake District. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, allowing me to park my bike round the back. The room was clean and extremely comfortable. I ate while here and the food was fantastic with the breakfast in the morning being of more than adequate size, setting me up... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Almost 4 stars. The staff/owners are very friendly and the Pub was welcoming. The room was on the small side but not a problem and was very clean and tidy. The beer was excellent . The evening food was typical ' pub grub' and normal Lake District prices . The breakfast was excellent and would keep most people going all... More

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went for the weekend on a KGB Deal. The room was small but comfortable. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was amazing and we had two lovely meals as we ate first night included in deal and second night we ate by choice. Puddings were scrumptious. It has a small comfy bar serving real ales and is an ideal... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights on a KGB deal that included a 2 course evening meal. Owners were away on holiday. Greeted by a friendly young barman who took us up to our rooms and explained where the fire exit was and what our deal entitled us to. Our room was a good size, nicely decorated and with a decent sized... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Will not be returning, do not want to sit eating with owners dog weaving in and out of tables or sat watching every mouthful you eat! Other locals bring their dogs in as customers are eating. The place was untidy, ironing on corridors between rooms , tables left uncleared from previous night , bed made but bins not emptied or... More

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Chris_Adshead, Owner at Engine Inn, responded to this review

We are not 'trying' to be anything other than what we are. We are a family run Country Pub with B&B. It is also our home, if people don't like our dog we take him upstairs it is not a problem. More

Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went to Engine as believed it as dog friendly only to confronted by owners grumpy dog who did not want to let our dog in,but we eventually got in when owner removed their dog. Food average and overpriced,service poor.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went here today with high expectations. We had seen the pub on the railway programme with Michael Portillo. The Morecambe bay potted shrimps looked good, so we decided to journey over there for lunch. I wish we had not bothered. The beer was excellent, which my son enjoyed very much. So if you are going for a drink only... More

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Address: Station Road | Cark-in-Cartmel, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7NZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grange-over-Sands > Cartmel
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Cartmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Engine Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Country Pub with Dining and Accommodation. Good Beer Guide from 2009. Home of the Naga Viper Madras. ... more   less 
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