A LAKE District Inn will be given a new lease of life this year, reopening it’s doors after a three year transformation.

The Brackenrigg Inn is reopening this spring in the first step of its three-year transformation, The Brackenrigg will build on its local heritage while adding a contemporary design standard, to create a unique Lakeland experience.

With a bar, ensuite bedrooms, meadows, and unmatched views across Ullswater, guests, walkers and the local community can expect a warm welcome. Laid back and comfortable (hiking boots and dogs included) – from armchairs by crackling flames to cold beers in the sun on the lakeview terrace – the vision is to create a relaxed setting that authentically embraces local life.

The Brackenrigg’s food and drink will hero Cumbria’s local producers and passion for provenance – from meat and vegetables to cheese, fish, ale and gin.

A calendar of events, from quiz, open mic and live music nights to local supplier pop-ups and takeovers will also foster a sense of year-round Lakeland spirit.

Guests staying at The Brackenrigg will have full use of everything on offer at Another Place – just a short walk away – including its indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub, outdoor swimming and lake sports coaches and equipment, Kids’ Zone, three restaurants and library.

The longer-term opportunities (in stage 2) are to re-establish the inn’s microbrewery and tap room (the ‘Brack n’ Brew’ brewhouse was set up in a converted stable block and ran from 2015 until 2022).

Outside, six acres of meadows will include a kitchen garden and orchards to supply produce to the kitchens at both The Brackenrigg and Another Place, an events meadow for feast nights and summer dining; a nature-inspired children’s play area; barbecue and fire pit areas and the potential for more outdoor accommodation closer to the elements.

Judi Blakeburn, Another Place CCO said: “Following the success of Outside – which extended the hotel’s guest experience with a treehouse, shepherd huts and Glasshouse – we were looking for other ways to enhance the Ullswater experience for our guests. The Brackenrigg Inn offers that in spades. It’s a country pub in the truest sense, the beating heart of local life where a community gathers and connects.

“We’re excited to build on that with our unique Another Place perspective, bringing culture, conscience and care together to create a place that celebrates tradition but feels welcoming and modern.

“Beyond our guests, The Brackenrigg presents the opportunity to strengthen our ties with the community we’re a part of and that’s something we’re really fired up about. It’s going to be a very special place.”