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Unfortunately 2019 is to be the final year for the Lake District Pound

06 May 2019

Vincent from Crafty Baa

“As soon as we heard about the Lake District Pound we wanted to get involved. There is a community feel amongst the businesses in Windermere and we try and promote each other as much as we can. We were born and bred here and we want to push anything that promotes the area and the Lake District.”

  • Vincent

“We opened the Crafty Baa in August 2016 so it’s just over two years now, but prior to that there was about three years build up because we were doing research all over the UK. 

“We went to cities all over the country finding bars that we liked and getting ideas. Everything we learned and saw we put into our own bar. It was fun researching all the beers and checking them out. Any bar we walked past we would drop in and have a half and look around - researching all the different beers on offer was the most fun part.

“We didn’t have a huge amount of money at the start so we re-used as much stuff as we possibly could to build and decorate the bar. Things that other people were going to throw on the bonfire or in skips we would see it and think about how we could use it. 

“We are from Windermere and it’s got a village feel and we felt there was nothing like this around here. There wasn’t anywhere serving craft beer. That’s where the name the Craft Baa comes from, it’s craft because it serves craft beer and it’s craft because we built it from scratch. 

“People say they just get this unique feeling when they walk in, there’s just so much to look at and it’s a breath of fresh air. We care a lot about our customers and we go the ends of the Earth to make sure they’re happy. 

“We have 150 beers on at all times and eight ciders. We have 73 whiskies and we want to get up to 80 or 90 bottles of wine. 

“It’s a big jump because it’s quite different and no-one has done it before, so it was quite nerve-wracking. But it’s just taken off massively and it’s getting bigger and better and growing every day. We wanted to attract people who are just nice people who like good service and somewhere classy. We want it to be a destination and a bit of a tourist attraction for people, but we do get a lot of locals through as well. 

“As soon as we heard about the Lake District Pound we wanted to get involved. There is a community feel amongst the businesses in Windermere and we try and promote each other as much as we can. We were born and bred here and we want to push anything that promotes the area and the Lake District.”

The Crafty Baa
21 Victoria Street
Windermere
LA23 1AB

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