About us

"What's in a name..."

The Drovers Rest has been a big part of our beer exploits for the past 5 or 6 years. But only ever as customers, so it was with great honour that we accepted the offer to take the reins from Sandy and Sarah in September 2020.  

Tom and I met at Middle Ruddings, over a pint of Catnap (Barngates brewery) and over the past 10 years our relationship has involved beer in almost every aspect; drinking (obviously); serving several hundreds of different beers to customers; road trips across the country to collect special beers for festivals and tasting evenings.  Within that somewhere we stumbled upon Sandy and Sarah and the Drovers Rest. 

We then met Sandy and Sarah, through our mutual love of beer. We both had pubs in different areas of Cumbria so it was great for both parties to know there was good beer on tap when we visited each others neck of the woods.

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