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Lake District hotel to reopen after devastating fire 3 years ago

The Queens Head hotel in Troutbeck, in Cumbria’s Lake District, is set to reopen in April after it suffered a devastating fire three years ago.

The inn, which is owned by Robinsons Brewery, was devastated by a fire in 2014 and has been closed for almost three years while a full refurbishment programme and rebuild of the damaged areas took place.

The £2m investment into the 17th Century coaching inn will see it feature 10 newly-refurbished en-suite guest bedrooms named after iconic Lakeland fells; a large drinking area with secluded dining areas and the restoration of three original fireplaces; and a new restaurant menu.

William Robinson, managing director for Robinsons Brewery’s pub division, said: “It’s no easy feat restoring such a historic pub. It was of the utmost importance that we worked closely with the local council to ensure the most authentic restoration of the original building’s fabric.

“The Queens Head has never been a case of ‘reinventing the wheel’ and it will pick right up where it left off – a cosy, family friendly pub where you can enjoy a pint, a great night’s stay, and a warm, hearty meal.”