Cartmel’s Cavendish Arms

Cartmel’s Cavendish Arms:

If you like traditional English village pubs look no further as this Cartmel pub is unique and oozes history through its thick stone walls.

Situated in the centre of the village, through the arch of the medieval gatehouse, you will soon come to this former coaching in.

Cartmel's Cavendish Arms

Records show that as long as the Priory Church has been there, this site has always been used as an inn, hostel or brewery.

The Cavendish Arms has it all from low-hanging beams, large bar with an uneven floor, a stream in the beer garden, an old block at the front for mounting horses, and over 465 years of history.

On one side of the building is an old disused cockfighting pit, now a discredited ‘sport’, banned in the UK in 1835.

In spring and summer, the flower tubs and hanging baskets at the front of the building adds a beautiful splash of colour that lights up Cavendish Street.

At Christmas the tree display is stunning.

Cartmel's Cavendish Arms

As you enter the bar from the left through the front door you are immediately greeted with a scene unchanged for centuries.

The pub is run by Richard and Donna English who have been there since 2002. Previously, Tom Murray was the landlord for many years and took over from Glynn Jones in the 1980s.

The restaurant serves excellent British food as well as wines and traditional ale.

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