Discover more about the history of Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland

Our History

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Our history begins in 1165 when our hotel began its life as a guest house to the newly-formed Blanchland Abbey. The guest house enjoyed 400 years of self-sufficiency and kind hospitality, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries of England in 1539.

The ownership of the building then moved from family to family, before becoming the responsibility of the 'Lord Crewe Trustees'. It was around this time that The Lord Crewe Arms sprang to life, the perfect place for lead miners to enjoy a pint after a shift. To this day, it has remained a place to eat, sleep and most importantly enjoy.

Today we are the proud custodians of this magical place, thread by heritage, culture and unflinching love of the moors.

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