Formerly a male-dominated wet-led pub which relied on pool teams and live sport, Robinsons’ design team has transformed it into a classic family-friendly venue.
Steve Robinson, Business Development Manager for Robinsons Brewery, said: “We wanted the new look to be in keeping with the period of the architecture, sympathetic to the building and the town’s origins, and a real showcase of the pub’s period features.
“It’s still very much a traditional pub, with all the copper fittings, but we’ve introduced a new food and drinks menu which we hope will attract a broader range of customers.
“The renovation has hailed a new era for the Kings Arms, one that is accessible, inclusive, and friendly with lots to enjoy.”
Internally, the bar, one of the most striking features of the pub, is still located in the same position but it has been revamped with a modern tiled back bar, showcasing the wide selection of drinks available.
Contemporary furniture and deep button leather banquet seating have been introduced while walls have been updated with traditional dado panelling and house of hackney velour floral fabrics and drapes.
Externally, the Kings Arms has been decked out with new signage and an upgraded alfresco drinking area with comfortable seating, festoon lighting and an open fire.
Manager Mary McMeechan added: “We are absolutely delighted with the refurbishment. There’s a new team, a new look, and it’s the beginning of a new start for the Kings Arms. We would like to thank the locals of Ulverston for the warm welcome they have given us.”