The Queens Head pub in Troutbeck has reopened for the first time since 2014, following a £2m makeover by Robinsons Brewery.
The Grade II listed pub, which was devastated by a fire in the summer of 2014, has been restored and now boasts several large drinking and dining areas, plus 10 newly-designed boutique bedrooms named after Lakeland Fells.
The famous bar, constructed from an Elizabethan four poster bed that survived the fire and originating from Appleby Castle, uses several different pieces of antique furniture. Inscribed ‘1714’, parts of the frame are rumoured to be as early as the 17th century.
The pub’s f&b offering has also been revamped with a new menu being introduced to showcase classic pub food created with Cumbrian provenance.
Samantha Robinson, general manager for the Queens Head, said: “It’s been a long journey to get to this point and we wouldn’t have been able to get here without the support of our local community. We are proud to be able to give this pub back to the people of Troutbeck and to pick up where we left off; serving a great range of cask ales, spirits, wines, beer and, of course, hearty Cumbrian food. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back, muddy boots, paws and all!”