Potential landlords can take advantage of a rare opportunity to run a Lake District inn.
The free of tie lease of the Grade II listed Kings Arms in Hawkshead is now available, after being run by the same family for three generations.
The two-storey property, which is steeped in more than 500 years of history.
After 40 years behind the bar, the current owners have decided to call time and move on to semi-retirement on health grounds.
John Kenyon, one of the current owners, said: “Ideally we are looking for an experienced individual or couple to run this traditional and fabulously popular establishment.
“This is an almost unique opportunity – inns in the iconic village of Hawkshead rarely come to market.”
The inn boasts a ‘real’ fireplace and hearth in the bar, a bar servery that was hand-crafted by the current owners’ grandfather (a time-served local joiner) more than half a century ago, as well as exposed beams.
The property is currently on the market with leisure property specialist Fleurets.
Lesley Watmough, divisional director, said: “Opportunities like this don’t come about often so we are expecting high levels of demands.”