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Monday, 22 December 2014

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Ex-coaching inn near Carlisle on market for £375,000

A former 17th century coaching inn near Carlisle famous for its steak challenge has gone on the market.

Lynebank House photo
Steve and Ina Vaughan outside Lynebank House in 2009

Lynebank House at Westlinton has been put up for sale for £375,000 by Christie+Co’s Manchester office.

Its restaurant became well-known in the area for its 48oz steak challenge where customers were given 48 minutes to eat a 48oz steak. If they managed it they got the meal for free.

The hotel, which sits on the A7 between Carlisle and Longtown, has been owned by Sandy and Janice Butler for 17 years. Since 2009 it has been managed by Steve Vaughan, a former chef in Australia and his wife Ina.

Under their management the Lynebank, which is popular in the local community, was revamped and redecorated.

Tom Hodgson of Christie+Co is handling the sale of the nine-bedroomed hotel which can seat 42 people in its restaurant. He said: “Lynebank House has been under our clients’ ownership since 1997.

“During this time they have made substantial investment into the fabric of the building and have created a hotel and restaurant business with a solid reputation within the community.

“The hotel operates 12 months of the year and caters for a variety of functions and social events while relying on a steady letting room trade. It has been noted that there is excellent function trade potential which a new operator could target while boosting the restaurant trade on weekdays and weekends.”

Those interested should contact Mr Hodgson on 0113 3892708.

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