Co-owner Gregg Beaman said that the pub had been in “pretty bad shape” with leaks resulting in rotten floors and damp walls.
“All the decorating is brand new,” he told the Westmorland Gazette. “There’s a new ceiling and they have completely re-done the toilets.
“The floor was rotten and we have now got a new floor. It’s all in pretty good condition now.
“It’s not a massive building, 330 square foot, so we didn’t want to do too much but it’s quite bright and breezy.”
Mr Beaman said that the pub was mainly known as a real ale establishment but it also offered a selection of ciders and upwards of 20 gins.
“We are always looking for something new and special,” he said, adding that he and wife Julie sourced beers locally from Hawkshead Brewery and Westmorland Brewery as well as from as far away as Sussex.
“We are constantly changing and giving people something new to try. Customers love the range.”
The pub has picked up several awards in its six years of trading, winning CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2013 and making the CAMRA Good Beer Guide in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.