How pieces of Blackpool Tower helped create a Lake District hotel bar

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Why Storrs Hall Hotel in Cumbria has named its bar after Blackpool Tower Ballroom


A view of the bar at Storrs Hall Hotel in Cumbria
The stunning bar at Storrs Hall is named after Blackpool (Image: Storrs Hall)

A stunning bar in a Lake District hotel has a little-known link to Blackpool Tower Ballroom – and it’s nothing to do with dancing.

The Storrs Hall Hotel bar’s entire striking design was installed using wood and glass taken from the Lancashire coastal-town’s world famous ballroom.

As a result, it is named The Tower Bar – and the Bowness-on-Windermere hotel says it brings a ‘quintessentially British eccentricity’ with hand carved detailing, colourful glasswork, gothic, thick wooden beams, all enhanced by intimate lighting.

“Its Victorian OTT’ness enhances the hotel and makes for a relaxed, cosy space,” a spokesperson told LancsLive.

“It adds another dimension to weddings and celebrations here at Storrs. We love it”.

A view of the bar at Storrs Hall Hotel
The Tower Bar in Storrs Hall hotel has an interesting link to Blackpool (Image: Storrs Hall Hotel)

Its unclear when or how the bar was transported from Lancashire to Cumbria, with Storrs Hall, which became a hotel in the 1890s, awaiting further information from Blackpool Tower’s archives.

The huge bar fills the space at the back of one of the Georgian ground floor rooms at the luxury four-star establishment.

Storrs Hall also has its own boathouse, stone monument, rotunda, terraced suites, jetty, garden pavilion and is nestled within 17-acres of private land.

Non-residents are welcome to visit the bar and enjoy lunch or an early evening meal from the ‘pub style’ menu, which is popular with families.

Food is served from 12.30pm to 9pm.