It's a 450 year old coaching inn, set in the picturesque village of Cartmel, with quaint low beamed ceilings and a wealth of antique furniture.

There's a cosy atmosphere with log-burning fire in the Dining Room or you could sit and eat by the roaring log fire in the Bar.

We serve excellent British food using the finest of local produce, wines and traditional beers and ales. With friendly relaxed service and very comfortable rooms you will find yourself drifting away into Cartmel's perfectly laid back way of life. This charming retreat also has a fine restaurant where you can dine by candlelight.

We have gone to great lengths to try and use only local produce and suppliers, thus ensuring our quality is always of a very high standard for our guests to enjoy.

You can relax outside the Cavendish with a chilled drink or speciality coffee and watch the world go by, or sit beside the babbling river Eea.

We have been awarded 4 STARS by South Lakeland food safety agency for our commitment to cleanliness, food preparation and hygiene levels.

We are now rated as one of the TOP BREAKFAST DESTINATIONS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT by Visit Britain and sponsored by Kelloggs UK, who have given us a breakfast award after their recent anonymous stay.

Trip Advisor has also awarded us with a Certificate of Excellence due to consistent good reviews from diners, and even labelled us as one of the best restaurants in Cartmel.

All part of the Cavendish's own take on VAT - Value Added Treatment!

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Our Facilities

  • Safe & Secure Payment
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi
  • Luxury
  • Vegetarian
  • Wedding Functions
  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat