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New Family Friendly ‘Poets Bar’ opens in the heart of the Lake District

Poets Bar at Lancrigg

[A] picturesque hotel in the heart of the Lake District has opened a brand new family friendly café bar called ‘Poets Bar’ following an extensive makeover.

The refurbishment of Lancrigg, in the Easdale Valley in Grasmere, now includes a brand-new showpiece bar inspired by its long history of influential writers, poets and artists.  Who have both visited and actually lived in the house including naturalist and arctic explorer Sir John Richardson.

Poet’s Bar is actually located in a room that was originally Sir John Richardson’s library. John, who made Lancrigg his home from the 1860’s grew up with Robert Burns, accompanied Lt. John Franklin on the first two expeditions to the Artic and was a best friend of Charles Darwin, whom he sent samples and specimens from his travels around the world, some can still be found in the gardens of Lancrigg today.

Simon Wright owner of Lancrigg says; “I am delighted with our latest addition to Lancrigg and the Poets Bar beautifully reflects what we want to achieve here and how we want to shape the future of the hotel. Poet’s Bar is already becoming popular with locals and tourists alike thanks to our friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. When you couple that with the stunning views of the surrounding fells, the result is an idyllic pub venue in the heart of Grasmere and we look forward to welcoming many more guests to try it for themselves.”

Today the new Poet’s Cafe Bar is open providing a relaxed atmosphere for couples, friends and the whole family including a brand-new playground situated on one of the hotel’s many beautifully landscaped and luscious lawns. The new menu includes everyday favourites all using the best quality ingredients and locally sourced fresh produce. What’s even better is the free car park with immediate access to famous walking routes to both Helm Crag and Easdale Tarn.

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