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Title: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Badlad on June 17, 2017, 07:14:47 pm
Marton Arms to reopen on 30th June 2017

With new local owners and renovations in progress the Martons is due to re-open soon. 

(http://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=S2t0HfBXHxdiu2zlTy9X7icvXyQ1OBp8)

Some might suggest that the new owners have rescued a great pub with a rich caver history from the evil clutches of the corporate Enterprise Inns.  Plans are to make the pub great again, both popular with locals and a destination for visitors.  Five to eight beers are planned priced around £3.20 a pint, good pub grub at reasonable prices and accommodation for those who want to stay over.  I'll keep readers up to date on how things turn out.

(http://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=paQDhKghRdxkI1JmIjPv5dc7wosu1jb5)    (http://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=W6oTW605DM4zdQbqXipeS0Br1drT1Zjz)

Photos show the renovations in progress and new bar.
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: braveduck on June 17, 2017, 08:40:45 pm
Two nice seats outside  :o
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Long Drop on June 18, 2017, 07:22:31 pm
Trying to get my head round the main picture which shows the doorway and the porch.  My memory says there used to be a small square window to the right of the porch, with the gents toilets behind; on a Saturday evening after a few beers and a pizza we used to climb out through this rather than use the door which was too easy.  However, the picture shows no such window, so has it been blocked up or is the frontage shown in the pic the one facing up Kingsdale rather than the one facing toward Ingleton? Or is my memory wrong. :(
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Ian Ball on June 18, 2017, 09:42:55 pm
1679 that is an old building,  would be a museum in other parts of the world.  Looking forward to stopping by after caving.
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: ZombieCake on June 18, 2017, 11:07:12 pm
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My memory says there used to be a small square window to the right of the porch, with the gents toilets behind
Judging by the piccies the new outside loo design seems to have a rather breathtaking view for those on the throne :o
Not been to the Marton for years, must pay a visit when re-opened, will they have the whisky?
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Badlad on June 18, 2017, 11:31:38 pm
Long drop - This is the front facing Ingleton and you're right those windows used to hide the gents back then.  Different now.  I think the bottom half of the windows were boarded on the inside with only the quarter lights showing.  You probably climbed out the one which opened.

Zombie Cake - unfortunately the whiskey is long gone.  It disappeared with a succession of managers who have run the place over the last ten years.  Here is a photo of the bar from the early noughties showing just a few of the whiskies on offer.  Thanks for the picture - you know who.

(http://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=FwlItYQoy6G3MFAgHqhFyRnQZ34IhU4x)
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: irnbru on June 19, 2017, 10:41:29 am
No reason why they can't get the Whisky stock back up to an acceptable level  :bounce:
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Pegasus on June 19, 2017, 10:46:33 am
No reason why they can't get the Whisky stock back up to an acceptable level  :bounce:

....and the gin!!  ;D



Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: ZombieCake on June 23, 2017, 12:35:24 am
Could have a hierarchy:

Yordas = Bells
Kingsdale = Famous Grouse
Bar Pot = Glenfiddich
Alum Pot = Redbull & Vodka (OK that one slipped through)
Penyghent = 15 yr old Laphroaig
Mossdale = serious finger wagging, Absinthe & straight jacket

You get the idea - any others?
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Alex on June 23, 2017, 09:27:59 am
You would need a straight jacket to travel all the way there from Mossdale, when there are perfectly nice pubs in Grassington.
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Badlad on July 18, 2017, 10:16:03 pm
(http://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=lBSqHkTl0sinJGioCOD9CaB9c42LumFi)

It's been open a few weeks now.  There are eight beers on tap with a good collection of gins and whiskeys.  We ate there on a quiet Monday and the food was great.  I have heard from elsewhere that when busy food has taken a while to arrive.  I understand the owners are working hard to speed things up.  For cavers there is a small display of old kit on the wall and hopefully coming soon some great photos of the local caves.  All in all a good start to a new era and one that I really welcome.

(http://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=Z5XmVpB23bDgs8sXxSiwQ66FkKtgb8wg)
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Ian Ball on July 19, 2017, 07:13:18 am
Looks great!

Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Skyrmy on July 20, 2017, 07:51:27 am
Mmmmmmm  Hawkshead's Windermere Pale - a fine session ale  :beer2: :beer2: :beer2:
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Pegasus on June 28, 2018, 02:54:30 pm
It's been a year since the Marton's reopened and much improved it is too.

I'm told the beer is good, I know the gin is  :beer2:  ;D

However, their balloon displays are a bit rude  :o

(https://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=dIcrj12aFjVWuf2YhGvWRotNt7xoUkzl)
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: Pegasus on July 01, 2018, 12:17:44 pm
It wasn't me!!!

(https://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=dsnYmWfaHDdO0qph9OkcSKmwdumYBAdj)
Title: Re: Marton Arms reopening
Post by: danthecavingman on February 05, 2019, 07:34:55 am
Stopped in the Marton last night after a quick trip into KMC (water levels very high in the main drain).
Had a perfectly pleasant pint of Black Sheep, the fire was lovely and warm, seems nice in there. I'd certainly go back again. Seems there were a few locals in even on a Monday night.