For centuries, The Farmer’s Arms saw people, goods and ideas come and go from its location at the top of the beautiful Crake Valley, on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Today, as well as a place where food, drink and a bed for the night can be found, The Farmer’s Arms is a thriving rural hub that enhances the lives of local and visitors alike.
We believe in everyday creativity, and creativity everyday. It’s our mission to nurture this in everyone who works at The Farmer’s Inn and in everyone who visits us.
The acquisition of this much-loved historic institution was initiated by the local community, who succeeded in mobilising a campaign to save The Farmer’s Arms at the height of the first Covid19 lockdown. The present redevelopment is led by locally-based arts organisation Grizedale Arts, following a fundraising campaign that attracted community investors and donors from all over the world to join the purchase. Working collaboratively with the inn’s local and global communities and embracing a hard-working, hands-on renovation approach, The Farmer’s Arms is once again alive, inspiring locals and visitors alike.