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Askham Hall owners acquire Cumbrian pub

The owners of the award-winning Askham Hall have purchased a 17th Century village pub, and will be modelled after the 15-room hotel.

Work is now underway to refurbish the newly-acquired Queen’s Head in Askham with the rooms above the pub said to be designed in “similar luxurious principles to Askham Hall”.

It is the second pub to be acquired by the owners of Askham Hall, who also run the George and Dragon in Clifton near Penrith. The pub will remain open to the local community

Owner Charles Lowther said: “We now want to transform the Queens Head by linking it with nature and Askham Hall as part of an innovative new health and wellbeing concept, which will strengthen the area’s visitor economy, as well as increasing bedroom stock locally.

“We are looking to cement Askham and Lowther as The place to go in the Lakes for accessible adventure whether you are a jogger, serious runner, cyclist, wild swimmer, horse rider, walker or even a kite flyer.”

The property is located next to a new ‘health barn’ which Lowther hopes to work alongside.

He added: “By working closely with the new Health Barn, we will also be promoting a series of courses that embrace broad principles of wellbeing in an awe-inspiring landscape away from the more traditionally tourist-orientated parts of the Lake District.”

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