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Armstrong Ward

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8 Wainwrights Yard | Stricklandgate,, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
+44 1539 720400
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,118 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Armstrong Ward is a lovely, upmarket "lifestyle" store, selling everything from quality toys, quirky ceramics to fine furniture and lighting. The cafe, on the lower level, is well established now and serves excellent, homemade cakes, scones and savouries, all accompanied by some well-brewed teas and coffees. Service is friendly and prices are moderate.

1 Thank Howi58
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Decided to try this cafe for coffee and my husband had a hot chocolate. Both were well made and very hot, lovely cozy surrounds, very difficult not to buy something here particularly upstairs with all the lovely nicknacks around.

1 Thank misguided09
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Lovely cafe. Ate hear alone as my partner was cycling. Had the home made soup and bread which was delicious. Menu looks really good and I noticed the next table has cheese and meat pltters they looked scummy. The girl that served me was very pleasant and the service was very good.

1 Thank zetamay2
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this review

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit...our homemade soup is always popular! More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Thrives on the fact that there are few shops of it's kind in the Kendal area, therefore the prices are high.

Thank MrsMRR
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our store. You are absolutely right there are very few stores like Armstrong Ward in the area, we stock many well known brands and products such as Emma Bridgewater, Cath Kidston, Neom Organics and John Sankey furniture along side a selection of carefully curated good quality homewares, gifts and toys. It is our policy always to... More 

uk kendal
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

As a regular,I can definitely recommend, never had a bad experience. delicious food fun atmosphere,efficient friendly service lots of laughter good location worth visiting.

Thank gcapstick
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this review

Thank you, glad you enjoy our cafe. More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Great service and a cracking range of cakes, but we just had a coffee. Only downside, I know it was December but it was a bit chilly in there. Would pop in again to sample the cakes though!

Thank Samantha W
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, sorry that you found it a little chilly, we will take that on board. Yes do pop in to try a cake, they are goood! More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Always good coffee and home made cakes. Lunch dishes are interesting and delicious. Staff helpful and friendly.

Thank Robson88
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this review

Thank you glad you enjoyed your visit of our café. More 

Penrith, Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

I visited the Armstrong Ward cafe earlier this week whilst in Kendal for a light lunch. First impressions were good, with an inviting selection of homemade cakes on the counter. We ordered drinks and one sandwich from the specials board and two tomato and lentil soups. There appeared to be only one waitress serving so the drinks took some time... More 

1 Thank screenname79
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this review

Firstly please accept my apologies that you had a disappointing experience in our cafe and thank you for taking the time to bring your disappointment to our attention. Your experience was unacceptable and was very much at odds with our usual friendly and prompt service. Firstly it can take a little bit of time to prepare an order of hot... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice and friendly atmosphere lovely tea big pot . Great place for catch up with friends. Nice kids friendly corner. My little girl did enjoy herself playing with tea tray .

Thank Pollllini
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback, I'm glad you all enjoyed your visit to our cafe and your little girl made good use of our "toy corner". More 

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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Good coffee and a yummy cake. Nice venue with a pleasant ambience about it. Was a bit cold but think that was because people didn't close the door fully.

Thank kennydoll
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review...so glad you enjoyed the coffee and cake in our relaxed café. Sorry you found it a little cold, your are absolutely right with the wild windy weather we've had, the door has been left ajar...usually its warm and cosy. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Wainwrights Yard | Stricklandgate,, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 720400
Within Armstrong Ward our small café is often described by customers as a "hidden gem". We offer a range of lovely cakes, scones and tray bakes, great coffee and proper loose tea. We also serve home made soup and sandwiches, all made with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We have a children's menu and daily homemade specials. We are accessible for prams and wheelchairs, have highchairs and a customer loo with baby change facilities too. A pay and display parking adjacent to Armstrong Ward café.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?