Best inn show: Louise Dinnes from the Black Swan, Cumbria, explains what makes the award-winning site so special

My Pub: the Black Swan, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

By Emily Hawkins

The Black Swan has managed to stay true to its role as a village pub while thriving by targeting different markets. Owner Louise Dinnes explains what makes the Cumbrian inn – which took home Best Inn in last year’s Great British Pub Awards – so special.

Pulling together: £67,000 was raised to save the Fox & Hounds, Ennerdale Bridge, Cumbria

Co-op Enterprise Hub helps save pubs

By Gurjit Degun

Saving local pubs from closure received a boost this week, as an organisation run by the Co-operative Group went nationwide. The Co-operative...

CAMRA: supporting 5% VAT calls

Licensee calls for 5% VAT rate for pubs

By Lesley Foottit

A Cumbria licensee is calling for the EU hospitality VAT rate of 5% to be granted in the UK. Helen Glover in Cockermouth has written to Government...

Cameron: pubs are a community asset

New help for communities to run pubs

By John Harrington

David Cameron has announced new resources to help local people take over "community assets" such as pubs. Government officials will be made...

Woolpack Inn: host Harry Berger remains in hospital

Shot Cumbria licensee is 'improving'

By Gemma McKenna

A Cumbria licensee shot by crazed gunman Derrick Bird is improving but remains in hospital. Harry Berger, host at the Woolpack in Eskdale, was shot...

Would one help my Hub?

Would one help my Hub?

By Tony Halstead

Prince Charles has called for new ideas to publicise the work of Pub Is The Hub to enable the rural regeneration body to operate on a national basis....

Cumbria pubs fail underage cigarette sting

Cumbria pubs fail underage cigarette sting

By Ewan Turney

Underage children in Cumbria managed to buy cigarettes from pub vending machines in 13 out of 13 tested venues in a sting operation. The pubs in...