A POPULAR west Cumbrian hotel and pub will be opening its doors again after being closed for a few months.

The Parkside Hotel, in Cleator Moor, closed just before Christmas 2022 but has now come under new ownership.

Dean Fearon, a local businessman, has taken ownership and is currently making a few new alterations.

Under Mr Fearon's ownership, the venue will keep the same manager, Claire Dickinson, and they hope that the pub will continue to be a favourite of those in Cleator Moor, Frizington and the wider community.

The Parkside Hotel is set to reopen on March 23. Mr Fearon said: "The hotel closed back in December and I've taken over the leasehold on it.

"We're freshening the place up, it's fair to say that the pub is good anyways, but of course, we're adding our own little bits.

"We're going to be putting Sky Sports on in the pub which it has never had before and some live musical entertainment.

"We'll still be serving food but we're hoping to do it a bit better, the menu has changed and been upgraded. A lot of the old favourites are still on but it's just been upgraded a bit.

Mr Fearon continued: "The manager will be the same but I'm going to be quite hands-on too and be involved with the pub."

The Parkside Hotel will still be offering bottomless brunches on Saturday which have been popular in the past.

The sport will be shown in a separate room and it won't affect anybody who has come in to eat.

Claire Dickinson, the manager, said: "The feedback I've got has been fantastic. It was a local pub that a lot of people used with their families.

"We're right next to the cycle path and a lot of people used to walk their dogs and come in for a pint so they're all excited to use it again."