The Pooley Bridge Inn, located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from the shores of Ullswater, has reopened following an investment of over £1 million from Stockport based Robinsons Brewery and new licensee, Mat Cooper. The reopening – one of the largest investments in Robinsons’ tenanted pub estate – was originally planned for late March but had to be postponed. With restrictions now relaxed, the pub has opened to the public and has been a popular spot for ‘staycations’, offering mouth-watering food and picturesque views of the village.
The pub has undergone a complete internal and external transformation, with an extension to the rear allowing further space to accommodate additional customers. Externally, the pub has been refreshed with black and white paint, and now boasts a rear and front external courtyard with covered seated booths, festoon lighting and an external bar; existing as the perfect suntrap for all to embrace away from the village bustle.
Simon Taylor, Business Development Manager at Robinsons Brewery, commented: “The Pooley Bridge now certainly meets the expectations of today’s tourists and visitors. The village was left isolated after Storm Desmond of 2015 (the new bridge is due to re-open in late October 2020), and we wanted to give the village a new lease of life. The bedrooms are rich in heritage and cosy with feature floral walls and sandblasted oak beams, perfect for guests ranging from single travellers to families or couples. The Pooley Bridge offers a delicious brand new menu, embracing scrumptious pub classics, hearty pies and local steaks.”
Upstairs, the pub’s 12 newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms offer guests the perfect place to rest their head after a busy day of exploring the vast beauty of Pooley Bridge and the surrounding areas. Overnight guests can start the day with a full English breakfast and all the trimmings – or partake in a lighter continental-style alternative.
New floral fabric seating adorns the premise, working perfectly with brand new oak flooring and timber panelling throughout.
The kitchen, car park and toilets have additionally undergone major improvements – with a new accessible toilet.
For more information on the Pooley Bridge, please visit pooleybridgeinn.co.uk