The Bridge Hotel, Kendal to reopen after plans accepted

An historic Kendal inn and town landmark is set for a much-anticipated revival after South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) approved plans for its refurbishment, extension and reopening as a hostelry.

Standing proud, but currently derelict, on Stramongate Bridge by Kendal town centre lies The Bridge Hotel, dating back to around 1738, for which a planning application was submitted by Levens-based funfair operator Taylor’s in 2018.

Since then, numerous objections and hurdles had to be overcome, mainly due to the pub’s location within the current Flood Defence Scheme in Kendal, but the go-ahead has now been given after a series of