Following their acquisition of the Individual Inns businesses in 2019, family-run brewers Robinsons, based in Stockport, has used the last 18 months to grow and invest in the six pubs they acquired. The Mason Arms, Strawberry Bank; The Wheatsheaf, Brigsteer; The Spread Eagle, Sawley; The Tempest, Elslack; The Fountain Inn, Linton; and Wheatley Arms, Ben Rhydding have been joined by the Queens Head, Troutbeck and the Queens Head in Hawkshead.

Robinsons have so far renovated the bedrooms at the Masons Arms and Wheatley Arms, with further bedroom improvements planned at the Tempest, which will be followed by the pub and function facilities. In addition to this, the brewery has invested at the Wheatsheaf, improving kitchen facilities and refurbishing the pub. The Spread Eagle has benefited from an external makeover, ensuring the pub looks picture perfect for the many weddings that have been booked at the pub over the next 2 years.

The Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank

William Robinson, Managing Director at Robinsons Brewery explains: “Despite the impact of the pandemic, the £1m investment thus far is consistent to how we have invested for the long-term in our pubs. We knew we acquired some fantastic businesses and have used the recent closure periods to good effect to further improve them and add to our customers experience.”

The Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank

Simon Taylor, Business Development Manager said:With the Masons, we wanted to build on the incredible reputation of this iconic Inn. The bedrooms now have a real sense of occasion and an added luxury to further enhance your stay in this beautiful and scenic location.

The Wheatsheaf has also benefited from a full redecoration, and a kitchen extension with new equipment, to enable the kitchen to meet the demands of the pub. This hidden gem now offers a wider range of freshly cooked food in a lovely Lakeland inn with local provenance.

The Wheatsheaf, Brigsteer

The Individual Inns pubs are all iconic, with lots of rich history, so we have retained their uniqueness whilst sympathetically improving their facilities. Further refurbishments are planned at the Tempest over the next couple of years.


Book a room, it’s time for a staycation with amazing views…

The Wheatsheaf, Brigsteer: Choose from one of six individually refurbished guest bedrooms, enjoy a great night’s sleep and wake up to stunning views - don’t forget they are proudly dog-friendly. They’re Cumbria's best kept secret - situated in the Lythe Valley and close to Windermere and Kendal providing a great base and excellent transport links to start and end your Cumbrian adventure.

The Tempest Arms, Elslack: Their 21 individually styled rooms are cosy, welcoming and comfortable, some rooms with private terraces or balcony’s overlooking the surrounding countryside and babbling beck.

The Fountaine Inn, Linton In Craven: The 5 guest bedrooms have stunning views and make an ideal base from which to enjoy Grassington and the Yorkshire Dales. Don’t leave your dog at home, they’re proudly dog friendly.

The Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank: Wake up to breath-taking views in one of their 5 cosy suites or 2 holiday cottages. All are individual and guarantee a great night’s sleep. Don’t forget your four-legged companion, they are proudly dog friendly.

Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley: All 11 guest bedrooms offer stunning views, in peaceful surroundings over-looking the River Ribble. Join them for a delicious breakfast before exploring all the Ribble Valley has to offer.

The Wheatley Arms, Ben Rhydding: With 12 bedrooms and an enviable location you can relax with them as you explore the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Convenient, cosy ad proudly dog friendly.

The Queens Head, Troutbeck: At the foot of the Kirkstone pass and close to Windermere and Ambleside, the ten comfy and stylish individual rooms are a great place to rest weary legs. Some rooms are dog friendly, so there is no need to leave your four-legged friend behind.

The Queens Head, Hawkshead: A Day rambling and exploring Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s home or other attractions in the South Lakes is even better when there is a comfortable bed waiting for you. The 13 rooms are individual and cosy – some are dog friendly too so don’t leave your four-legged friend behind.

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