Kendal Liberal Club Buys 18th Century Smokehouse

Posted on 3rd February 2015

Trading most recently as an artisan bakery, a converted former 18th Century smokehouse has been bought by The Kendal and South Westmorland Liberal Club.

The Liberal Club has bought the Smokehouse, Stricklandgate, Kendal from owners E H Booth & Co. Ltd. along with two adjoining ground floor units of 804 sq ft which have also been fully refurbished. Robert Pinkus & Co. LLP acted on behalf of the Vendor Booths. 

Richard Sanderson, Chairman of The Kendal and South Westmorland Liberal Club said, “We are delighted with the purchase of the Smokehouse and associated properties from Booths. It has completed our ownership of all the properties that are an integral part of the Smokehouse Yard, which is historically significant to the club and Kendal. 

“We are hoping to let the Smokehouse for its original function, thus reviving a practice which dates back well over 100 years. The other shop and the yard generally is an ideal location for artisan and niche businesses with the existing hairdresser complementing these aims. We are also delighted to take over as landlord of the flats and both our new tenants have been warmly welcomed.”

Newly refurbished in 2007, the Smokehouse Yard was once of 150 ‘yards’ in Kendal which is characterised by its narrow lanes and yards branching from the main street. The Grade II listed Smokehouse, which has retained its original louvered windows and pyramdial roofs, is located at the end of the Smokehouse Yard next to Booths and is accessed off Sticklandgate, Kendal’s main thoroughfare. 

Robert Pinkus, Partner at Robert Pinkus & Co. said, “This is an attractive property that has been fully renovated yet has retained its period charm. We are pleased to secure local buyers and we wish Kendal Liberal Club well with their purchase.”

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