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The Engine Inn

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€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Station Road | Cark-in-Cartmel, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7NZ, England
+44 15395 58341
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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely new man at the helm. What a difference a landlord makes. Lancaster Blonde in sale too. Dog is friendly although seems to like chewing electronic devices.

Thank Matt J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although a little dark inside, I think due to some works going on at the Inn, the meal was delicious, all food freshly cooked so well worth waitng for. staff were very friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit! Thank you.

Thank elaine111954
CarkEngine, Manager at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. The business has recently changed hands and is in the process of rectifying many legacy issues, lighting being one of them. As I write this Electricians are remedying the lighting issue. We hope to see you again soon.....and be able to see you better :) More 

Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar service is painfully slow if you want to pop in for a quick drink don't bother. Price of soft drinks pricey, three cokes and a lime and soda £6. The lime and soda wasn't even mixed up. Nice fella behind the bar but just too slow

Thank gazkayjohnston
CarkEngine, Manager at The Engine Inn, responded to this review

I'm terribly sorry about your experience, as mentioned in a previous response the business is under new management and we are rectifying many legacy issues....and the lighting is being done as we speak. As for the price of the drinks, we have recently reduced the soft drinks prices to this level as the till was programmed to charge £2.25 each... More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had two soup/ sandwich meals which were delicious, one was ham and tomato and other was cheddar with red onion marmalade and the soup tomato and herb. Absolutely lovely and good quality food. Definitely return, thanks.

Thank Donna K
Salford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

first time we had been and we were greeted like long lost friends the landlord was the best I have seen in years nothing too much and the food was superb it was an old fashioned pub just like they used to be like so if your in the area pop in and give it a try

Thank boothstownbob
Cartmel, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've just eten over here and to be hinest it is quete dissapointing, food was flavourless and the medium rare steak was well done. Dirty napkin and glass wasn't a good starter aswell. Beter places to eat around here.

Thank jasper2017
Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A super welcome was waiting for us- staff were friendly including the one with 4 legs! The Kids had a great time playing with Monty and the food was fab and local too. Staying in the area for a few days and ate out every night. This was the best pub we found during our stay. Will come back next... More 

Thank janeym0rtimer
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great pub serving craft beers and freshly prepared food. Hand made burgers and home made chips (a rarity these days) went down a treat. If you decide to eat here i highly recommend the gammon with a duck egg...especially if you have an appetite! Good food and good beer = good pub!

Thank Darren J
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Stayed in Cark over the Easter weekend, went to the Engine Inn a few imes for drinks. Found the place busy but accessible with the new landlord doing a great job to welcome everyone. It was chaotic at times but don't let this put you off we got our drinks with minimal delay and given time I can see the... More 

Thank Paul C
Cark, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Contrary to the last post I can confirm that the Engine is open and under new ownership, excellent food and still a cracking pub

2 Thank TonyEnty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Cark-in-Cartmel, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grange-over-Sands  >  Cartmel
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 58341
A traditional "Country Pub" providing "posh pub food" 7 days per week with a traditional Sunday roast weekly.

Recently refurbished comfortable rooms at very reasonable rates.

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