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Equity Crowdfunding » Leisure and Tourism


Status: Expired

Important note to investors: This loan is underwritten by Dan Metcalfe who has provided us with a net worth statement which exceeds the value of the loans. Assets include shares in a private company not party to this pitch.

Set amongst the natural beauty of the Lake District National Park and dating back to the 1700s, the Sun Inn is a traditional Lakeland Inn located in the unspoiled village of Hawkshead. Operated by Northern Pubs Ltd, this thriving 4-star venue features 8 letting rooms, as well as a full bar and restaurant service.

The business has a strong turnover track record and has achieved year-on-year growth for three consecutive years.

Turnover from 2013-2015:

2013 - £452,813

2014 - £464,192

2015 - £532,678

Led by Daniel Metcalfe, the management team has been providing an exceptional service for guests for over a decade now and has built a formidable reputation. The Sun Inn comes highly rated on some of the most trusted review sites, with 4.5-star and 4-star ratings on respectively booking.com and Trip Advisor.

Northern Pubs Ltd is now raising £35,000 to refurbish the Inn’s restaurant to create a more formal setting for diners. This will allow the business to offer a more varied food menu featuring food of a higher value.

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Funding progress

  • £7,180
  • 21%
    of goal
  • Expired
    23 Mar 2016


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  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

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