Monday, 25 June 2012 10:58 AM
The National Trust have taken over the Sticklebarn pub in Great Langdale, Cumbria – making it the first ever pub run by the Trust.
Although they care for a range of iconic British landscapes – including coastline, forests, farmland and nature reserves – the Trust are most famous for their historical houses and castles.
However, the acquisition of the Sticklebarn marks yet another new direction for the British Institution.
Changes have already begun to be made to the property, including the investment of more than £40,000 to upgrade the public toilets so they include changing facilities; perfect for those who have been walking, climbing, biking and bouldering on the Langdale fells.
A new pub menu will feature local dishes like tattie pot and steak and local ale pie, made with food sourced from the very fields which surround the pub. Many of the beers on offer will be from Cumbrian breweries too.
Jeremy Barlow, the National Trust’s General Manager for the Central and East Lakes region, said: “The Sticklebarn has been a key part of life in Great Langdale for more than 40 years and is already a popular destination for walkers, bikers, climbers and campers, as well as day trippers.
“And not only will visitors enjoy the Sticklebarn’s location at the heart of the Lake District, but they will also know that all the pub’s profits will be used to care for and protect the land around them.”
The National Trust already cares for a huge amount of land in Great Langdale, and owns several farms, car parks, a hotel and a campsite.
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