Paddock Restaurant at The Kings Arms
l'Enclume Restaurant
Dining at the Cavendish Arms Aynsome Manor Hotel Rogan's Restaurant Mallard Tea Room Cavendish Sign and Gatehouse


Cartmel is home to a wide variety of traditional Lakeland inns, tea rooms and cutting edge gourmet restaurants, including the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L’Enclume.

With quaint tea rooms, two restaurants and four public houses to choose from the village has something to please all palates, all year round.

Dining at Cartmel's Inns and Restaurants

Pub food is in abundance and you can try a different one each evening or for lunch. The Pig & Whistle is small and cosy offering a bistro menu; the Royal Oak has a large beer garden at the rear - perfect for letting children to run off any excess energy; or you can sit outside the Kings Arms and observe village life.

Simon Rogan, who owns l'Enclume and Rogan's bistro is also now running the The Pig & Whistle.

For delicious meals that offer more than simply 'pub grub', the 450 year old Cavendish Arms coaching inn offers an interesting menu using the finest locally grown and reared produce, including Higginson's award winning meats. Their attention to detail when planning menus also helps to keep the 'food - to - fork' travelling distances as minimal, and food as fresh, as possible.

If you venture just outside of Cartmel you can choose to dine at the nearby Aynsome Manor.

Say goodbye forever to soggy cling-film wrapped sandwiches... If you are looking for a picnic on a sunny day simply contact Cartmel Village Shop. They will prepare you a luxury picnic hamper of quality foods, wines, juices and sparkling soft beverages - all specially selected from the shelves of their excellent delicatessen. the Village Shop now has a small upstairs tea room.

Many of the local eateries also have rooms or serve Bed and Breakfast. For a full directory of restaurants, inns and tea rooms, with links to their websites, click here to go to our BUSINESSES page.