The Cavendish Arms is situated in the beautiful south Lakeland village of Cartmel and is named after the lord of the manor of nearby Holker Hall. This coaching inn has been around for 470 years and even has an original cockfighting pit in the loft. It was built from the ruins of the original Cartmel Priory and as you would expect it has real Lakeland character. A fire is made every day in the ancient hearth, whatever the weather. There is a bar as well as more formal dining areas and the Cavendish offers bed & breakfast with 10 olde worlde bedrooms from £65/room. There is real longevity in the kitchen where the team has been together for 20-odd years and they serve British cuisine sourced fresh and local. Quality is high and prices not particularly cheap but you do get value for money here. It's more as they say nostalgic food than standard pub grub. Signature dishes include duck breast with treacle and steak & ale pie â€“ and in a village famous for it they make their own sticky toffee pudding.