Before December 2015 we regularly cycled along the old railway path to this village. But since then there hasn't been a path to ride on. Desmond wrecked it.
However we were in need of some lunch after a marathon Christmas food shop in nearby Penrith and drove into Threlkeld . We did wonder if this little place would still be open as most of its patrons were 'path' walkers/cyclists.
It was very quiet, and the waitress said the Storm had really affected their business. But it was as lovely as ever, and we had the most delicious piping hot soup of the day served with crusty rye bread and butter.
So do go. They are still well and truly open for business and need all the support they can get until the old railway path reopens - whenever that may be.