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HISTORIC LAKE DISTRICT PUB DEVASTATED BY FIRE WILL RE-OPEN

Robinsons' Queens Head Troutbeck, Cumbria
Robinsons' Queens Head Troutbeck in Cumbria

Following a fierce fire which broke out at the Queen's Head Hotel in Troutbeck, Cumbria, pub owners Robinsons Brewery have confirmed that the historic pub WILL re-open.

Around 50 people escaped from the blaze; which began shortly after 9.30pm on Friday 6th June. At its height, 11 fire engines from Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Coniston, Milnthorpe, Staveley, Patterdale, Ulverston, Penrith and Barrow – counting nearly 60 fire-fighters and specialist equipment including a water bowser and aerial appliance – were all drafted in to tackle the blaze at the 17thCentury Grade II-listed building.

Although the hotel has been badly damaged, it is thought it can be rebuilt after the ground floor and the historic bar area was saved.

Managing Director William Robinson said: “We’re all devastated about what’s happened here but what is important is that everyone made it out alive. We are extremely grateful to the staff and fire services for all that they’ve done. After all the people were safely evacuated, the firemen worked tirelessly through the night to protect and preserve the most historic areas of the pub for which we and our licensees are extremely thankful."

Insurance assessors are currently evaluating the site. The exact cause of the fire is still unknown.

All staff and guests, totalling around 50 people, were evacuated from the property safely. 

The staff were superb,continued William. “They acted with the utmost professionalism in extreme circumstances and we are very pleased to be able to say that no one was injured because clearly, with a fire of this nature, they could have been.

All the community rallied round to help and after speaking with one of the fire officer’s, we identified an unsung hero. We do not know the gentleman’s name, however a farmer used his quad bike to carry fire crew and hoses to the ‘Beck’ river to get more water. Inevitably without his help, the damage would have been even worse.

Concluding, William Robinson confirmed that The Queens head at Troutbeck WILL reopen its doors.“Our main concern now is to appraise and ensure the structural stability of the building. But we will not abandon this site. It will be restored to its former glory and we look forward to that day and welcoming our loyal customers back to the Queens Head.”

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