A pub in one of the most unique locations in the UK is set to open for one final weekend, weather permitting.
The Ship Inn on Piel Island in Barrow reopened earlier this year after a prolonged period of closure.
It has welcomed thousands of visitors to the island along with its local residents for the last three months but is set to close until next year from Saturday, September 25.
Those hoping to make a final visit are advised to check the forecast and whether the ferry is running on the day.
Charlotte Hargan, a director of the Piel Island Pub Co which has been running the pub, said: “We have enjoyed the last three months and have worked hard to open at short notice, ensuring visitors and locals alike could one again frequent The Ship Inn.
“Reopening the pub was something that was widely supported and we are pleased to have been able to play a role in that.
“Of course operating a pub in such an isolated location with no mains gas or electricity has come with many challenges.
“But we can look back on a busy season where the weather has been kind to us and we have enjoyed the company of thousands of visitors.”
Piel Island lies off the coast of the Furness Peninsula in south Cumbria and is surrounded by the waters of Morecambe Bay.
As well as The Ship Inn, the 50-acre island is also home to the ruins of Piel Castle, run by English Heritage, and a number of cottages that are occupied all year round.
Barrow Borough Council is the custodian of Piel Island and The Ship Inn.
Cllr Ann Thomson, leader of the council, said: “It has been great to see The Ship Inn open once more and doing what it has done for so many years – welcoming visitors to Piel Island.
“We have exciting plans for Piel and The Ship Inn in the years ahead and the last few months have galvanised our determination to press ahead with them, as we have seen so many people enjoying what is one of the jewels in the borough’s crown.
“I’d like to place on record my thanks to the Piel Island Pub Co which came in at very short notice to ensure The Ship Inn could open for the season.”
Anybody hoping to visit Piel Island this weekend is asked to call the pub on 07500 218755 to check opening times and to check with the ferry operators for ferry times.