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Armstrong Ward

8 Wainwrights Yard | Stricklandgate,, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
+44 1539 720400
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8 Wainwrights Yard | Stricklandgate,, Kendal LA9 4DP, England
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Have been here twice on respective visits to Kendal, both times the staff were friendly and we got served quickly. Most recently we called for lunch, both had mozzarella, pesto and tomato on sour dough, was lovely and very filling which was a shame really...More

Thank Carol M
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

The staff are very friendly, the service excellent with a very warm welcome for everyone. Well worth a visit.

Thank 4,344
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Visit here quite often as there is room for my pram and baby changing. The choice of cakes is amazing and the staff are always friendly. Well worth a visit.

Thank Hannahbananalama
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoy your visits.

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I recently had lunch with family and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere I love that you can view a range of extra special household furniture and accessories from your table Oh the food is special too, I have never had cappuccino cake before I will certainly...More

Thank nigel m
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your review ... our Cappuccino cake is a favourite!

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Myself and my hubby have been a few times and we find it so hard not to have a cake with a coffee........gorgeous. The staff are lovely and so friendly. And once you've finished in the cafe, there is alway time...More

Thank Cassie E
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thank you ... so kind of you to say how much you enjoy your visits... the cakes are very tempting!!

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Set beneath a lovely lifestyle shop, opposite Booths supermarket, this little cafe offers a pleasant retreat from the hustle bustle of Kendal's main shopping area. The cakes are scrumptious and the coffee excellent. Dogs are not allowed inside, but there is one outside table, if...More

Thank Howi58
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely recommendation

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very pleasant surroundings, delicious coffee, but disappointed that all the cakes on the counter are uncovered and at a level where customers reach over to pay and breath all over them. For this reason myself and my husband didn't want to have one of the...More

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We ate here for the first time last week. We're regular visitors to Kendal and used to either have lunch at Booths cafe or Farrers. Booths cafe has deteriorated beyond all recognition so we don't eat there any more and Farrers is always extremely busy...More

Thank Vick2
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This small coffee shop is hidden away between Booths and Marks and Spencer's and is well worth seeking out. We visit regularly when shopping and think it has excellent coffee. We only drink decaf and theirs is excellent. Over the year they have reduced their...More

Thank Cumpston
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Armstrong Ward Cafe serves the best coffee in Kendal and the cakes are amazing... my husband's favourite is the Carrot Cake, my children favour the Brownies and mine is the Blondie (very yummy!!). The cafe has a super relaxed atmosphere, the staff are friendly and...More

Thank Carol19N
ArmstrongWard, Owner at Armstrong Ward, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review, so chuffed that we are a firm favourite with the whole family!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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