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“Great traditional old fashioned pub” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cavendish Arms
Ranked #2 of 14 Cartmel B&B and Inns
Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great traditional old fashioned pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Read the reviews before we went and had our reservations however on arriving the staff were great and friendly, room 10 was absolutely fine and certainly plenty of sockets. Food in the restaurant was excellent and plenty of choice for breakfast. If you want to stay in a traditional pub in a lovely village with great food this is it. Thanks Richard and staff we had a great time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed two nights at The Cavendish and throughly enjoyed are our stay.It is a very old Inn hidden in the heart of a village in the Lake District.Our room was spacious and comfortable,with a fully equipped ensuite bathroom. The staff were efficient,charming and polite and I would have no problem in recommending the Cavendish to friends and Family. Richard the owner could not have been more helpful

Room Tip: Family room was very spacious
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patricia F
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Just stayed for two night at the brand new rooms overlooking the square at Cartmel. Very big room, very new, smart and immaculate. It is 50 metres from the pub but is of excellent quality. It is up a spiral metal staircase which worried me a little but once you are there it is great. The view is excellent, you can see everything going on in the main square. Powerful air conditioning which was helpful as it was quite hot (and my lady sometimes overheats in the bath). The bed was lovely and firm and the linen very soft.
We had continental breakfast delivered to us in the room, which was cereal, fruit juice, ham and cheese with good fresh bread.
The only thing the room lacked was a full length mirror. Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: The first room on the right overlooking the square is great. The top floor there looked smaller.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gruzenberg
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

We have been visiting Cartmel for years...and it has always been an ambition of mine to stay in the Cav. It is old and the rooms are completely reflective of this, as they should be. Don't choose this place if you want modern, you will be missing the point. The room was spotlessly clean, the bed was really comfortable and the atmosphere and ambience was fantastic. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order and my scrambled eggs were sublime. Happy, happy. Cartmel is the best place in the world!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Essbee2004
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Shrewsbury
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stayed for just one night and couldn't have asked for more.
From the moment we arrived, to be greeted by a helpful, smiling enthusiastic young lady, we knew we had made the right choice.
Bearing in mind this place is over 450 years old, so you may not get all of the mod cons found in a plastic chain
Breakfast is superb, beautifully cooked and couldn't ask for anything more.
Thanks again, and good to see a small business that hasn't forgotten the basics!

Room Tip: Room 10 has the small balcony...I think!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SteveShrewsbury
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West Yorkshire
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

booked 4 rooms at the Cavendish for myself, hubby and 6 friends. The rooms were very shabby and tired, 2 of them did not have a mirror of any description. We had booked for 2 nights and we all found the beds very uncomfy. The price is way over the top, we paid less per room at a 4 star hotel in Grasmere. At breakfast the cold choice was poor and the small bottles of milk on he tables were off. On the whole not a good experience

Room Tip: There does not seem much to choose as the rooms all seem the same
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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leicester
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

We visited Cartmel for the races and had a great time, Cartmel is lovely with great views and beautiful shops. We stayed at the Cavendish Arms and again this too was lovely, we had room 10 which has a balcony so enjoyed sitting outside enjoying the sunshine. Richard can't do enough for his guests and his pub is a credit to him and his family who obviously work very hard to maintain it's great reputation. Breakfast was delicious and you could tell local produce was used in all the food here which is obviously very important. I always give a fair review and I feel that some of the terrible reviews on here are totally over the top, unjust and unfair. Make your own mind up as these are few and far between. I would definitely return to the Cavendish Arms and wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cavendish Arms
Address: Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grange-over-Sands > Cartmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Cartmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cavendish Arms 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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