An inn and ale house dating back to the 17th Century, it was taken over 18 months ago by Andrew and Belinda Wilkinson whose family previously owned the pub in the 1980s before moving tonearby Kirkby Lonsdale.
Over the last 25 years, they have owned and run The Sun Hotel and Avanti in Kirkby Lonsdale before purchasing The Lunesdale Arms.
The new 50-cover restaurant menu features flavours of modern southern Mediterranean style and specialities include a Florentine steak for two, homemade pasta and soft shell crab.
The Lunesdale Arms will also host a daily early evening ‘Aperitivo Hour’ when pinchos snacks will be available with early doors drinks.
Tunstall has a rich history, including the local church, St John the Bapstist, which the Bronte sisters attended in the 1820s for a year while attending the Clergy Daughter’s school in nearby Cowan Bridge.