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Help us Save a Pub
for the Valley


The villages of Bampton, Bampton Grange, Burnbanks, Butterwick, Knipe and Rosgill shelter under the beautiful Knipe Scar on the north eastern edge of the Lake District.


While our quiet Cumbrian Valley is endowed with stunning landscape, a church and a shop, it today lacks an essential component of a thriving English community - a pub.


Our Pubs' Past

Historically the Valley has supported two pubs, the 'Crown and Mitre Inn' at Bampton Grange and 'The Mardale Inn' in Bampton.


'The Mardale' sadly closed in 2018. The 'Crown and Mitre' changed hands in 2021. The new owner has stated it will not reopen as a pub to non-residents.

The race is now on to save and restore 'The Mardale' as a community owned pub at the heart of the Valley's social and economic life.

Join Us

Starting at a Public Meeting in July 2021, a large number of local people have since confirmed the importance of 'Saving a Pub for the Valley'.

Perhaps you know the Valley given your local connections, or as a stop on Wainwright's Coast to Coast, or as a base to explore The Far Eastern Fells, or somewhere to retrace the steps of Withnail & I's Cumbrian adventures. 

Please join our campaign now as we aim to reinstate 'The Mardale' as a welcoming inn - for all in the Valley and beyond to enjoy again.