The Engine Inn

Station RoadLA11 7NZGrange-over-SandsUnited Kingdom
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About The Engine Inn

A family-run, seventeenth-century traditional inn featured in a prominent national good beer guide 2017, The Engine Inn sits a kilometre away from the Lakeland Miniature Village.

The five rooms each have a flat-screen TV with DVD player and cable channels. Practical amenities like tea and coffee makers are standard at this property. There are also seating areas in some of the rooms.

The hotel has the only pub in Cark and Flookburgh not tied to a brewery, which differentiates it from its neighbours.

The Engine Inn offers hearty, traditional fare that's cooked to order and features local ingredients where possible. Gluten-free options are available and a roaring fireplace offers warmth in the winter months.

The Roudsea Wood and Mosses National Nature Reserve is just over five kilometres from this establishment. Meanwhile, the beautiful Holker Hall & Gardens sit just a kilometre away. The Cark train station is just a five-minute walk from the inn.


Station Road, LA11 7NZ, Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)558341 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Television

Positive Reviews

Excellent decor

According to reviewers, the decor at this pub is excellent. The ambience is quite warm, and the choice of furniture and artwork gives the feeling of a traditional inn from several centuries ago. Reviewers say it is like a pleasant trip on a time machine.

Great food

Travellers have plenty of good things to say about the food at this hotel. They appreciate the portion sizes, which are described as quite large, and say the quality of the ingredients is excellent. The fare is hearty and in keeping with the traditional pub ambience.

Convenient location

Guests say the hotel is conveniently located for the south Lake district. The proximity to nearby attractions is frequently mentioned in reviews. It appears many guests come each year for the Cartmel races, which happen in the area.

Negative Reviews

Poor Wi-Fi

Guests blame the thick stone walls for the fact that the in-room Wi-Fi here is not the best. They typically have a problem establishing a connection while in their rooms.

Can be quite busy

Visitors remark on the fact that this inn can get quite busy during the summer months, as it is a popular beer spot with locals and visitors alike. This means service can be slow at times.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 236 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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7.9 out of 10 based on 236 reviews