About Us and the History of the Pub

Get to know us, our pub and what we are all about!

The Owners

Anton and Penny Flaherty have been the proud owners of the Strickland Arms for the past 17 years.  Anton born in Liverpool and Penny born in Strood, Rochester in the Medway Towns, they have found their base here on the edge of the Lake District and have set about building the pub they dreamed of. 

Over this time, they have managed to develop the pub from a small village drinking pub with 2 B&B rooms to a bustling family-friendly hub offering great food, drinks and 7 unique accommodation options hand-built by Anton and Penny, with help from their team.

As avid cycling fans, they have created a new (officially recognised) cycle thread along the C2C route to commemorate Bradley Wiggins'  Tour de France win in 2012, aptly naming it "Wiggo's Way."   Developing cycling holidays around Cumbria.

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Team Sky  visit Strickland Arms where they enjoyed a slap up meal and met fans .  Team Sky spent an additional 2 hours signing 
memorabilia etc and mingled with everyone in the pub

Sir Bradley Wiggin presented us with a Tour of France Yellow Jersey on Tuesday 11th September 2012 to acknowledge  our support of Team Sky during TDF 2012


Yellow Jersey Cycling Holidays

The Pub

Set in the heart of our village community, our pub consists of B&B accommodation, a bar area, dining room, pool area and a covered terrace. 

Built in 1820, the Strickland Arms was originally a working farm.

Low ceilings, wooden beams and log burners aplenty, this provides the cosy interior the Strickland Arms is known for. Our two LogByre accommodations were built off the foundations of the old cow byre from the pub's farm days!

Tucked away in the Eden Valley, neighboured by the Pennines, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, you can’t run out of day trips and things to do.

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