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Lanty Slee's opens at Sticklebarn in Langdale

Sign in front of Lanty Slee's in Langdale
Sticklebarn has now reopened as Lanty Slee's Langdale | © Lanty Slee's Liquor Co.

Sticklebarn barn has now reopened as Lanty Slee’s Langdale. We are delighted to wish the new leaseholders, Lanty Slee’s Liquor Company, the best of luck and success.

Lanty Slee’s Liquor Co. already operate out of Elterwater. The company crafts spirits using historic methods and recipes in homage to the legendary Langdale 19th-century illicit moonshine distiller and smuggler Lanty Slee. Visitors to Lanty Slee’s Langdale can expect award-winning spirits alongside a range of local beers and ales, and a menu of moreish comfort food for a day out on the fell.

Earlier this year we made the decision change the way Sticklebarn operates. The National Trust will no longer run Sticklebarn in-hand, instead Lanty Slee’s Liquor Co. will run it on a leasehold basis.

We decided to change the way Sticklebarn operates for a number of reasons. Sticklebarn was the only National Trust-run pub in the country and over the last couple of years we have been unable to deliver a consistent offer to meet visitor expectations of a Lakeland pub. Running a pub doesn’t fit with the National Trust’s core food and beverage operating model which is based on cafes, but it’s a great opportunity for a local business who has the freedom to expand its menu and suppliers.

National Trust Estate Manager, Jim Cribb said:

‘We are pleased to have found a great local business to take over the lease at Sticklebarn. This feels like such a good fit, especially given our shared passion for sharing stories of the culture and heritage of Langdale. We wish Lanty Slee’s Liquor Co. all the best in their new endeavour.’

We are looking forward to working in partnership with Lanty Slee’s to deliver an excellent programme of events and continue sharing stories of the culture and heritage of Langdale.

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