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The Engine Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Cartmel, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the pub hoping for lunch there was a removal lorry outside loading furniture and the pub was closed. Not sure, but I think it may be closed for the foreseeable future so check before you visit

Thank Kingy53
Kendal, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Popped into this pub to meet up with friends. We chose the Engine as it has a good reputation for serving real ales. We were not disappointed. It has a very traditional cosy feel. Well worth a visit. They do serve food but on this occasion we only had drinks.

Thank lakelover908
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub with open fires and friendly land lady. Visited here for my friends 30th birthday whilst staying in Cark. We were made to feel so welcome and the lady running the pub looked after us so well! They also have a really cool dog called jasper! Worth a visit.

Thank Danielle H
Frankfurt, Germany
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204 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Engine Inn is a real ale pub with real fires and good pub grub. If you are hiking the Cumbria Coast path it is definitely worth making a stop or staying overnight. Dogs are welcome in the bar but not in the bedrooms.

Thank TarlCaboto
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Food used to be amazing here I don't know what has changed but on my last visit my burger was undercooked and my partners food was burned hope they fix it soon as this was a lovely place to eat

Thank Katrina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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
Country Pub with Dining and Accommodation. Good Beer Guide from 2009. Home of the Naga Viper Madras.

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