UK: The Ambleside Inn, a 30-bedroom pub, has opened in Ambleside following the renovation of a 300-year old building.
The nine month redevelopment includes a complete redesign of the 150-capacity dining and bar area, while original features including a log burning stove and bar pillars have been retained.
The 30 en-suite bedrooms comprise a mix of family and twin rooms, with some designated pet-friendly accommodations.
General manager, John Cecchini, said: “After an immense refurbishment we have breathed life into the fabulous building which is buzzing with its new lease of life. We’ve brought it back to being a local for people in the heart of the community, as much as for visitors from afar, adding another fantastic level of experience for visitors to the Lake District”.
The Inn Collection Group’s managing director, Sean Donkin, added: “It has long-been a vision for the company to operate in the Lakes. The opening of The Ambleside Inn in one of the best addresses in the Lake District marks the end of a long chapter searching for the right unit in a winning location to add to our estate. The Ambleside Inn has been well worth that wait. We’re looking forward to customers in the Lake District enjoying everything that makes The Inn Collection Group pubs superb places to eat, drink, sleep and explore from”.
The Ambleside Inn is the ninth project hat BXB design specialists have completed for the group. Director Barry Nicholson said: “We’ve created somewhere easy-going and relaxed for walkers and people who’ve been out and about enjoying the amazing fells and lakes around the inn. It’s boot friendly, dog friendly and walking stick friendly. You can step right in here and just relax”.
The Inn Collection Group has further plans to expand its portfolio in the Lake District. Its second acquisition in the area, The Coniston Inn, is set to open in spring 2020. A further two properties are in the process of being finalised.