New tenants are being sought for an inn in Penrith.

Dockray Hall is now on the market with the offer of a new free of tie lease.

This year marks the 300th anniversary of Dockray Hall trading as an inn.

Alastair McDowell of agents Westlake and Co said: "The availability

of Dockray Hall represents a superb opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic new operators to take the business to a new level.

"Rarely does a property of this character and calibre come onto the market – the terms and rent being sought are particularly generous having regard to the potential and trading history of the site reflecting the owners' desire to secure the right operators for this wonderful building."

The inn has long been associated with Richard III and is reputed to date back to around 1400 and have been built by Richard’s grandfather, Ralph de Neville who also built much of Penrith Castle.

The inn is linked to the castle by a tunnel.