Cumbria

Over the moon: Chef-owner of the Dog & Gun Inn shares shock at bagging Michelin star

New Michelin star a 'shock' to the Dog & Gun Inn

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Chef-owner of gastropub the Dog & Gun Inn, which bagged a Michelin star last week, was “over the moon” his small, Cumbrian pub had scored the prestigious award.

Rebecca and Joseph standing outside of the Royal Oak Hotel

Cumbrian pub opens only shop in village

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Publicans of the Royal Oak Hotel in Beckermet, Cumbria have come to the rescue of local residents by opening the only store in the village.

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 THals22851@aol.com

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...

Couple drive food website to success

Couple drive food website to success

A Cumbrian couple's unique approach to website promotion has paid dividends after they received more than 300,000 hits and thousands of visits in...