Local buys Keswick inn

01 August 2007 by
Local buys Keswick inn

Ye Olde Golden Lion, a Grade II-listed inn located in the heart of the medieval Cumbrian market town of Keswick, has been sold.

Keswick is the major tourism centre for the Northern Lakes region of the Lake District National Park and lies between Skiddaw Fells and Derwentwater.

The three-storey, mid-terrace property, which is more than 200 years old, is in Main Street within the pedestrianised town centre.

Along with a lounge bar and a 30-seat family dining area, the inn contains three-bedroom owners' accommodation and two-bedroom accommodation for staff.

New owner Joseph O'Neill from the neighbouring town of Cockermouth intends to build upon the pubs food and wine offer.

Ye Olde Golden Lion is one of 500 former Spirit managed houses that new owner Punch Taverns has put on the lease market.

It has been sold through the Manchester office of Christie + Co on a new Punch Retailer Agreement at a premium of £68,000 with annual rent starting at £55,000 per annum.

By Angela Frewin

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