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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

The Cavendish Arms was recommended by the Embsay Railway and it is a great recommendation! We arrived for lunch on a drizzly day to a warm and pleasant welcome by the staff. The pub is extremely clean and warm too on a cold October day!...The food was very good too, it’s standard pub fayre but cooked very well. We had kids sausages and goujons and the adults had beef madras and chicken in blue cheese sauce. We couldn’t fault the food or the service. The other thing was how cheap it was too for such good quality food! Can highly recommend this place and we will be back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

Absolute gem of a place - great food, friendly staff and lovely locals! We stayed overnight here in our campervan and were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived! Some beautiful walks direct from the pub and an ideal peaceful base to go...shopping in skipton. We have already raved about this place to our friends and family, we will most definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Thank you so much for the lovely review- glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 5 August 2023

We visited The Cavendish Arms at Embsay for a family meal when we were visiting Skipton. Fortunately we had booked as it was very busy. The menu was varied, and would satisfied all tastes, plus the addition of about 8 or 9 specials. We were...warmly welcomed and treated to some outstanding food and very good selection of drinks. We had the Beef and Ale Pie, Ham, Egg and Chips and Pork Escalope and Penang Curry from the specials board. The food was a good portions, well cooked and presented and certainly very good value for money. The beef pie was exceptional and must say it’s the best I’ve ever had. The car park is flat and allows stop-overs for caravans and motor-homes. About 5 mins walk away is the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Heritage Steam Railway. We are seriously planning to return in our MH next year and will definitely be visiting The Cavendish Arms and the Railway.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Thank you for the fantastic review- we look forward to you coming again!

Reviewed 3 August 2023

lovely place to do a pub stop over in my campervan. The home made food was lovely and not fatty. The Car park has flat areas with a brilliant view. The owners and staff are lovely and make you fell welcome. Dog Friendly and a...good dog walk just off the carpark. It was so quiet through the night. ( would stay again. Brill Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Glad you enjoyed your stay- thank you so much!

Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

Great pub with excellent real ale, fantastic home cooked food served by wonderful staff, been many times and looking forward to our next visit

Date of visit: July 2023
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Thank you for your return visits- we look forward to the next one!

Reviewed 18 June 2023

We stayed here in our motorhome with our friends staying in theirs at the side of us. Friendly welcome, good good and beer, couldn’t fault it. First time doing a pub stopover and did two nights. Great location with a nice forest walk to skipton...or you can go the road way, about 30mins. Taxi back £8. Will go again and can’t fault the hospitality at the Cavendish Arms. Thank you from the Aldam’s and Beardwells.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Thank you so much- we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

We stayed for one night without electric and tucked our motorhome away at the end of the car park which has country views. Good access to lovely walks. The pub was really friendly, a proper yorkshire wrlcome. We ate at the pub and food was...excellent. Typical pub menu with a couple of veggie options too.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Glad you enjoyed your stay- we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Having popped in for a drink after a walk one day day we decided to go back one evening for dinner. Well after turning up like drowned rats due to a sudden downpour 2 mins from the door, we were warmly welcomed and treated to...some outstanding food. I had the spinach and ricotta cannelloni and must say it’s the best I’ve ever had. Hubby had fish and chips with a super light batter and homemade tartare sauce. Wish we were staying longer so we could go back before we leave.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

So glad you enjoyed your food- thank you so much for the lovely review!

Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

Just got back from a 2 night stay at the cavendish, This hotel/pub was lovely, big rooms with a huge bed- breakfast included which was lovely, we had food one night in the pub and it was amazing! Staff all friendly. Great location to go...and explore. We will defo be backMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

I think you've got the wrong Cavendish- we don't do accomodation! But it's nice to know there's more than one Cavendish trying our best!

Reviewed 13 April 2022

We had a lovely lunch at the pub which was a short 3min walk away from the Embsay Railways. We went in, a famiy of 8 with kids and were given a lovely side room to ourselves. There were some quiz books in the room...which kept the kids entertained till food arrived. The food was really tasty. All the staff were lovely and friendly too. Will recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Owen Pugh, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Glad you enjoyed our cosy snug! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 13 December 2021 via mobile

We stayed overnight in our Motorhome and met up with family members who live locally. Very welcoming owners, fabulous friendly staff, nice beer and great food. What’s not to like.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Joe P, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Many thanks for your lovely review!

Reviewed 8 November 2021 via mobile

Stopped over for one night in our motorhome. A really warm welcome. £10 for EHU and water. Booked an evening meal which was delicious, hot and tasty. Great well priced menu. We had braised steak, mine with creamy mash, hubby had chips Nice and quiet...through the night. 1903 old train just 2 minutes away, so we had an hour round trip, stopping at Bolton Abbey for a brew. Thank you so much for a lovely welcome stay.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Joe P, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Many thanks for your review- glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 21 October 2021

Friendly staff, food piping hot and freshly prepared. We had fish cake and mushrooms to start both very tasty. We both had slow cooked beef in Guinness delicious. Great service, food service was prompt. Too full for dessert.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Joe P, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2021

Many thanks for your lovely review- glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 24 September 2021

Had 2 lovely meals here while staying at nearby Bondcroft farm. The food was delicious the service great and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Joe P, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2021

Glad you enjoyed it- many thanks for your lovely review!

Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Fabulous friendly pub near the Embsay Steam Train we called in whilst we waited for our National Holidays train ride - there was an outdoor event and n with bbq and some classic cars in show so added to our interest. The pub was fabulous...- really warm welcome - really lovely beers and whilst food wasn’t on as the bbq was the n full flow a pre booked afternoon tea on the table next to us looked delicious and was getting many positive compliments from the people clearly enjoying the “tea”. A lovely time and we’ll done to the staff for making this such a friendly call before our train ride - we’ll worth a visitMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Joe P, Owner at The Cavendish Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We were hosting our annual classic car show for charity- glad you enjoyed it!

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