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Cavendish Pavilion


Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Quick Bites, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly

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Situated in the heart of The Bolton abbey estate, the Cavendish Pavilion is the perfect riverside venue for refreshments and a bite to eat as part of your family day out – serving hot and cold drinks, hand-made cakes, sandwiches and hot food everyday. Opened in 1980, it very much resembles a Victorian style station building. In the evening, in its magical setting, the Cavendish Pavilion is transformed into a fantastic party venue.
US$5 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews soup and sandwich carrot cake the river gift shop indoor and outdoor seating clearing tables nice coffee on display bike ride sit outside lovely setting food was lovely pit stop cream tea home made visiting bolton car park
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I often visit here, and have never been very impressed. I visited a couple of months ago and bought a sandwich to take away - after biting into it, I realised there was mould on the crusts of the bread. I was refunded. Last week...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Freedom733171
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been coming here for 20 years but sadly this place unfortunately has been steadily going downhill. Poor menu choice and food not a patch on what it was. Some staff very helpful but let down by the unhelpful, unfriendly lady who regularly takes orders...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank carriejcd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lunch today, Wednesday, from the Cavendish Pavilion and served with a smile. Always good to go somewhere that the staff are friendly and welcoming. The young supervisor and her team were working hard but still had time to chat with customers. There was a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kate C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you start one end of Bolton Abbey, by the middle of it you need a cuppa, especially in winter. This is your place! Dog friendly, mid range prices for food and drinks. Nice to sit outside, especially in summer if you can get a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Clare-TA-Expert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in after a walk for a coffee & scone! Bother we’re lovely ! As a massive coffee drinker I can honestly say it’s the best latte I’ve had in a long time! Really friendly staff will return soon!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RHDodds
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Nice for abreak when walking through Bolton Abbey Estate. Friendly staff and decent coffee. A bit overpriced but I suppose they have a monopoly and a captive clientele.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wildfowler3
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Big roomy cafe accessed from the main car park. It’s a good place to get a drink and something to eat before or after taking one of the many walks in the area. A little pricey but OK.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 225JimH225
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

A lovely setting by the river is spoilt tremendously by the unreasonably priced food that is ‘offered’ to the captive audience of mostly families. £4 for a small sausage roll? What next? Charging for the loos? Take my advice and take a picnic of your...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Christina C
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Really disappointing place. After a long 6 mile walk was really looking forward to a nice sit down in the warm, only to discover ( in this day and age!!!!) that we had to sit outside because we had the dog! Then followed a long...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank 186233Jenny
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Bolton Abbey is a beautiful setting, wonderfully well kept, it is a pleasure to walk and spend some time outdoor but the Pavilion despite a few changes the food is just not good enough. We had a sandwich with cheese and bacon which was quite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from K3408OAjulier | Reviewed this property |
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Response from paulmaureenandmolly | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't get back hope you enjoyed your visit and for info near the pavilion they have picnic tables with portable barbecue facilities
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