Interesting news coming from the Lake District, where the popular Sticklebarn public house is now being run exclusively by members of National Trust staff. The pub, based in Great Langdale, is now the only Trust-run pub in the country.
The charity already look after large areas of Great Langdale, including a selection of farms, parks, a hotel and campsite. By adding the Sticklebarn pub to their ever growing list of cared for sites, there are sure to be more and more visitors to the area.
More than £40,000 has been spent upgrading the public toilets between Sticklebarn and the National Trust car park nearby. There’s also new menu now available at the pub featuring some amazing local food, some of quite has been sourced from the very fields that surround the pub.
National Trust General Manager for the region, Jeremy Barlow, 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. We’re really excited about the opportunities this acquisition will give us and the benefits there will be for visitors. Even the most frequent visitors to the Lake District often don’t realise exactly how much of this amazing landscape the National Trust cares for. Running the Sticklebarn as a Trust pub will raise our profile immeasurably in a valley which is renowned for its outdoor activities but, more importantly, it will place our expert teams at the heart of the action, sharing their knowledge about this region and what it has to offer.
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