The LCP office has moved

Bucolic scene of Lyvennet river curving past St.Lawrence's Church at Crosby Ravensworth ford,We hope that you’re all well. Please be aware that the new contact address for the LCP office is:
Lyvennet Community Pub,
9-10 Stoneworks Garth,
Crosby Ravensworth,
Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3JE
The email address and telephone number remain the same.
Thank you.

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The Butchers Arms Has New Website

The Butchers Arms, Crosby Ravensworth.

The Butchers Arms, Crosby Ravensworth.

Please note that the phone number for The Butchers Arms is now 01931 715 500 and check out their new website too at

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The Butchers Arms Community Pub Events August 2016

Poster for Live Music Festival

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Events At The Butchers Arms Community Pub in August 2016

Friday the 5th August at 7pm Wine Tasting with Frank Stainton of Stainton Wines Kendal.

£10 a head to include savouries, cheese & biscuits. There are a few places left.

This will be in the upstairs function room, followed by singer Jess & the Art engine at 9pm in the bar.


Saturday the 13th August Open Air Charity Concert, Click here for the poster.

see the attached for details & contact me for any further information.

If you would like to come it would be helpful to me if you booked your tickets.

It was a great success last year raising £2,180 for charity.

Following the event the evening will continue at The Butchers Arms with DJ , James Horricks.


Saturday the 20th August by popular demand live music with No Band Required, from 8pm.


Sunday the 28th August ,The Butchers Arms Bank Holiday BBQ from 12.00.

Side shows & more, this is a charity event.

Music by Reckless Cover , alias Graham Potter. Guitarist & Singer.


To Book for the wine Tasting Contact The Butchers Arms on 01931-715500


Kitty , Secretary LCP.


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Welcome Stephen and Carrie to the Butchers Arms

Hi there. We are Carrie and Steve, originally from Liverpool and Kent respectively. We have a beautiful dog called Alan who you can’t miss as he’s rather large. He does however think he is a lap dog! Although you will not see Alan when you are drinking & dining.

We have most recently been working for Marston’s Brewery for over 4 years and we were last based with them in Holyhead, Anglesey. Between us we have around 23 years’ experience in this industry. Back in Anglesey we had a 200 seater pub/restaurant and before that a six bedroom hotel with a 160 seater restaurant and bar downstairs in the lovely town of Hoylake on the Wirral.


Carrie and Steve Outside The Butchers Arms. Steve Holroyd Photo & Copyright

Steve is a chef and has quite a few strings to his bow….. He has even cooked for celebrities like Madonna and Sting! He has a real passion for food and loves to experiment and give classic dishes a twist. He has produced a core menu for the pub and will keep it interesting by adding exciting specials which will change continually.

Carrie is a hands on front of house manager, she has worked in this industry for a long time. She lived for 8 years in Spain running nightclubs with 3000+ people capacity. Carrie has managed numerous restaurants and pubs in this country too.

We are both very excited about our new venture and look forward to meeting everybody if we haven’t already. We would also like to thank the community for being so welcoming to us. We are really happy to be here and hope that we can make The Butchers Arms the best it has been!

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Butchers Arms Update – 2016 05 12

We welcome our excellent new tenant landlords Stephen and Carrie. All food is freshly cooked and the specials board changes regularly. There is a range of dishes to suit all tastes.

There is a position of a Commis Chef available so please contact Steve or Carrie if you are interested or know of someone who may be.

The bank holiday has been very busy with sales of nearly 600 drink sales on Saturday alone and numerous meals.

 The Butchers Arms AGM is Saturday the 2nd July at 5pm. Please let me know if you are able to attend.

There will be a hot buffet & vegetarian option also, this will be served at 7pm.

Please book direct with Carrie 01931-715500, Email is

The new Butchers Arms website will be up and running soon, I will however inform you in due course when it is live.

The Butchers Arms walking group, has with the light nights, started meeting for its fortnightly Wednesday night walk followed by supper in the pub. For further information or to join the mailing list please contact me at at kitty.s65@btinternet.ccom


 The Lyvennet Activity Group is coordinated by Joan Raine with support from other committee members. Joan has been successfully running a lunch club on the first Thursday in every Month. Anyone wishing to join the lunch club please contact Joan direct for more information on 01931-715351

Lyvennet Activity Group has run various fund raising events too, which has raised thousands of pounds for different charities. The last event in April raised £1,350 for Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.

The Charity music fest with live music and a hog roast is on Saturday the 13th August from 1pm. It is in the same field as last year, just up from the pub. It was well supported last year and raised £2,180 for 3 charities. I am trying to raise sponsorship to help cover costs. Anyone interested in helping with this should contact me directly at

Anais, a French student, will be working at the Butchers Arms for a week in June and July to help improve her English language. It will be a good experience for her.




Secretary, Lyvennet Community Pub.

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Calling The Pub? Please Dial 01931-715500

The Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd owned The Butchers Arms community pub in Crosby Ravensworth, Eden Valley, Cumbria.Hello everyone. Just a quick update to let you know the new phone number for The Butchers Arms is 01931-715500.

Many thanks,



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LCP Address Change

The Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd owned The Butchers Arms community pub in Crosby Ravensworth, Eden Valley, Cumbria.

Please note that the LCP contact address is now:

Lyvennet Community Pub

Hall O’The Gate

Crosby Ravensworth


Cumbria   UK    CA10 3JP

Our contact email address remains the same.


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NOW on sale – The Butchers Arms Booklet


Front cover of The Butchers Arms Booklet

Read the history! THE BUTCHERS ARMS BOOKLET is now on sale.

The  LCP have produced a 40 page A5 full colour booklet that takes you through the history of our pub, the co-operative purchase of the ‘bricks and mortar’ by over 300 shareholders, refurbishment and re-opening as a key community hub. Sections include:

What’s in a name?

The history of our pub

Saving the village pub

The new owners

Old makes way for new

The VIP visits

The grand re-opening

3 years On



The story includes references to our Community Land Trust and the development of the Stoneworks Garth housing in the village. Reading the story you will also understand the close links between the two projects; housing and pub

The Booklet is available at the pub for £4

or by post at £5. which includes postage.

50p from all sales will be donated to our local community first responders.

To receive your copy by post, please forward a cheque to the value of £5 made payable to Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd and post to

K Smith (Secretary)


Glebe House

Silver Street

Crosby Ravensworth

Cumbria CA10 3JA

Please remember to include your address with the cheque.

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Do you want to become a shareholder?

Do you want to become a shareholder?

Prospectus for Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd  2014 cover

Prospectus for Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd  2014, click to visit Prospectus page

The Butchers Arms is a very successful community pub with a local, national and international following. The pub was purchased and renovated by shareholders in 2011 and at that time was the 6th cooperative pub in the country. There are now over 30, with a regular stream of groups coming to explore our community ownership model.

Due to the planned share withdrawal by one of our corporate funders we have a small number of shares available. Do not miss your opportunity to become an investor.

The minimum shareholding is £250 and over the last two years the LCP has paid shareholder interest at 3%.

Further information is available on the Prospectus page.

If you are interested in becoming a shareholder please complete an investment form detailing your financial interest and forward to the secretary (the email and postal addresses can be found on the contacts page). Please note that by completing a membership form at this point you are not committing yourself to buy a share simply lodging an interest.

If shares are available the Secretary will contact you otherwise you will be entered on our waiting lists and will be contacted when shares become available.

Shareholder News November 2014, The Butchers Arms.

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Christmas and New Year Holiday Season 2014: What’s On at The Butchers Arms


Don’t forget, Santa’s on his way!


Time is running out. If you would like your little ones to meet Santa, he will visit The Butchers Arms on Christmas Eve at 6pm. All primary & nursery children of this Parish & including Kings Meaburn are invited. Please let  Andy or Michelle know by the 30th November. Please Tel: 01931-715722 (answer service on Mondays ) & leave your child’s name, age & sex or alternatively email us on A warm welcome is extended to parents to attend some of the fundraising events below, but if the festive season proves too busy for some, then donations of raffle prizes or a donation to funds would be gratefully received.






23rd DEC                              CAROL EVENING – 6PM- proceeds to St Lawrence                                                        Church mulled wine & mince pies

XMAS EVE                            FOOD SERVICE 5.30PM-7.30PM

                                                DOMINO’S 9PM

XMAS DAY                            OPEN 11AM – 1PM – DRINKS ONLY


                                                XMAS POOL COMPETITION STARTS AT 5PM


                                                BUFFET AVAILABLE – £10.00 PER HEAD


SAT 10TH JAN                        MIXED DARTS 9PM

SAT 17TH JAN                        5s & 3s DOMS 9PM

SAT 31ST JAN              HOMEMADE DRINKS COMPETITION, SO GET BREWING!                                             7PM START   



Takeaways will soon resume at the Butchers Arms with a varied list of dishes to tickle your tastebuds!

We have been working hard to develop our food services & offerings & will soon be re-launching our takeaway offer.

Keep your eyes on the website for the launch date.


Festive Party Menu

Available to pre-booked & pre-ordered parties only. Contact us on 01931 715722 to make your booking


Homemade Duck & Port Pate with Grilled Fruit Pudding, Winter Fruit Chutney & Toast

Smoked Mackerel, Horseradish & Dill Mousse, Citrus Dressed Salad Leaf & Toasted Sour Dough

Homemade Roast Tomato, Fennel & Basil Soup Topped with Tarragon & Mascarpone Croutons

Baked Goats Cheese Filo Tart filled with Caramelised Figs finished with a Raspberry & Balsamic Reduction & Dressed Salad Leaf

Main Course

Roast Breast of Cumbrian Turkey served with Sage, Onion & Chestnut Stuffing, Chipolata Sausage with Smoked Bacon

Wild Mushroom, Herb & Parmesan Risotto with Fresh Parmesan Shavings, Crisp Rocket & Confit Vine Tomatoes

Braised Feather Blade of Beef on Roast Garlic Mash served with a Madeira Cream Sauce

Grilled Fillet of Scotch Salmon on Potato Gratin with Roast Vine Tomatoes & a Shrimp & Pesto Beurre Blanc


Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce finished with Hot Black Cherries

Homemade Chocolate & Cointreau Tart served with Clotted Cream

Homemade Raspberry & Amaretto Cheesecake

Pave of Cheese & Biscuits

Coffee & Petit Mince Pies

(included for both the 2 course & 3 course option)

Two Course £19.50 per head ( Children £10.00 ) / Three Course £25.00 per head ( Children £13.00 )

To keep up with ‘what’s on’, please visit

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