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Armstrong Ward

8 Wainwrights Yard | Stricklandgate,, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
+44 1539 720400
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“soup” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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8 Wainwrights Yard | Stricklandgate,, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Set beneath a lovely lifestyle shop, opposite Booths supermarket, this little cafe offers a pleasant retreat from the hustle bustle of Kendal's main shopping area. The cakes are scrumptious and the coffee excellent. Dogs are not allowed inside, but there is one outside table, if...More

Thank Howi58
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very pleasant surroundings, delicious coffee, but disappointed that all the cakes on the counter are uncovered and at a level where customers reach over to pay and breath all over them. For this reason myself and my husband didn't want to have one of the...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We ate here for the first time last week. We're regular visitors to Kendal and used to either have lunch at Booths cafe or Farrers. Booths cafe has deteriorated beyond all recognition so we don't eat there any more and Farrers is always extremely busy...More

Thank Vick2
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This small coffee shop is hidden away between Booths and Marks and Spencer's and is well worth seeking out. We visit regularly when shopping and think it has excellent coffee. We only drink decaf and theirs is excellent. Over the year they have reduced their...More

Thank Cumpston
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Armstrong Ward Cafe serves the best coffee in Kendal and the cakes are amazing... my husband's favourite is the Carrot Cake, my children favour the Brownies and mine is the Blondie (very yummy!!). The cafe has a super relaxed atmosphere, the staff are friendly and...More

Thank Carol19N
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review, so chuffed that we are a firm favourite with the whole family!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Conveniently located right next to Booths in Kendal's centre, this is my favourite cafe to stop at for lunch or a snack if I'm in Kendal for any reason. It's bright and cheery, a really lovely atmosphere, with lovely, friendly staff. The food is great...More

2  Thank Imogen U
ArmstrongWard, Manager at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you Imogen for such a lovely review! We will definitely look at expanding our loose tea offering, thank you for the suggestion.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Went to meet a friend for lunch and a catch up chat. There werehigh chairs for children, mums with babies who were feeding and good wheelchair access. The food is well made snacks - just right for a lunch time visit and there is a...More

Thank Carole U
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review Carole, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is one of our favourite places to eat & browse through the fabulous homeware & gifts. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank bonedrykendal
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you, kind of you to say so!

Reviewed 28 February 2017

Stopped for lunch and ordered soup with cheese scone and ploughmans, and 2 coffees. Both were delicious, the ploughmans offered a generous portion of cheese and excellent quality bread. The soup was tomato and bean, and full of chunks of vegetables. All the cakes looked...More

Thank Hilary B
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you Hilary for your kind feeback.

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Whether it's just a cup of coffee, a slice of delicious homemade cake or a satisfying lunch I have never experienced anything other than excellence on any of my very many visits to Armstrong Ward's delightful cafe. The menu is fairly concise which is one...More

2  Thank gallopingourmand
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you very much for such a lovely and comprehensive feedback. What this space on breakfast!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Wainwrights Yard | Stricklandgate,, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 720400
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Within Armstrong Ward our small café is often described by customers as a "hidden gem". We offer a range of lovely cakes, scones and tray bakes, great coffee and proper loose tea. We also serve home made soup and sandwiches, all made with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We have a children's menu and daily homemade specials. We are accessible for prams and wheelchairs, have highchairs and a customer loo with baby change facilities too. A pay and display parking adjacent to Armstrong Ward café.
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