Bar for sale in Bowness-on-Windermere

The Arts Bar & Grill, Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere | Ref: gbr3026166
For sale
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Key Features

  • Beautiful historic property in anoutstanding trading position
  • Ground and first floor restaurant to seat 54
  • Wonderful iconic Al Fresco dining area for 48 in a lovely garden setting
  • £514,599 net T/O with solid profits


The Arts Bar & Grill is reputed to be one of the oldest buildings in Bowness. Built in the early 1600s as the stables and offices in the grounds of Fairfield House, further up Brantfell Road. IN 1884, this lovely character building must have been surplus to the needs of Fairfield House and with inspiration from the Langdale linen industry and Ruskin’s practical philosophy “The Spinnery” was created. Annie Garnett and her father created a successful business from the premises with four full time weavers and eight looms and textiles were sold to the likes of Liberty and Wareing & Gillow and in 1904 Queen Alexandria bought 20 yards of Annie’s silk. The premises moved with the times to feed the many visitors to Bowness and was the subject to a significant upgrade in 1990 when it was re-opened. Now one of the most iconic

restaurants in the Lake District, this lovely historic building has a ground floor bar and eating area oozing char and character as well as a first floor function room but it is the Al Fresco dining area to seat up to 47 which is important. This area has delightful views over the village.