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Our Story

We are celebrating our 6th successful year

After a period of closure in 2010 the Ennerdale Community came together in early 2011 to raise the finance to purchase the lease of The Fox and Hounds and reopen the pub.  The necessary finance was raised in a matter of weeks, and with a lot of hard work by local volunteers the pub was refurbished and reopened in April 2011.  We currently have 215 shareholders - some scattered far and wide around the world.

We are celebrating our 6th successful year, going from strength to strength .  Our excellent friendly, local staff are overseen by our Board of volunteers, unsung heroes, who give their time willingly and enthusiastically. 

We are located in a major and traditional sheep farming region where the Herdwicks breed are scattered up the fells throught the year.  they are  'gathered' twice a year for lambing and shearing.


We have a great team of volunteers, coordinating gardening throughout the year, logs for the wood burner, baking for funeral teas and bringing in bunches of flowers from their gardens.  Our community pub continues to provide locals and visitors alike with good ale, good food, good company and a warm friendly welcome. If you would like to help ensure that we continue to go from strength to strength then you are welcome to purchase shares.  Just complete the online share application form or ask at the bar.

Extra Information

  • Pet Friendly
  • Credit Card
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Facilities
  • Bar
  • Family Rooms
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi
  • Horse Riding
  • Vegetarian
  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat

General Policy

Changes and cancellations to bookings made up to 7 days before the arrival date/time are without charge. Thereafter the deposit may be charged. The total value of the booking may be charged if changes/cancellations are made with less than 72 hours notice.