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.
We have the opportunity to 'Save a Pub for the Valley' now by restoring 'The Mardale' as a community owned pub for the long term benefit of residents and our visitors.
Invest with Us
You may know this delightful Valley from local connections, as a stop on Wainwright's Coast to Coast, as a base to explore The Far Eastern Fells, or somewhere to retrace the steps of Withnail & I's Cumbrian adventures.
By joining with us in owning 'The Mardale', you and future generations may continue to enjoy this key element of the Valley’s rural heritage.
Since the first public meeting in July 2021, we have researched many other rural community pubs and developed a realistic business plan for community led ownership of our pub. Details of the now open Share Offer are online on our new 'Invest' page.
This is a one-off opportunity to preserve an important part of this quiet, very special corner of Lake District. We should not let it pass us by.
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