Penstowe Manor to reopen the bar

Penstowe Manor at Kilkhampton has struggled like every other part of the industry during lockdown.  With glitches and delays for business support grants and loans, while also having to furlough staff, owner Simon Carey was not feeling too optimistic a little earlier this year.

However, he’s held on and plugged away, along with his super-understanding staff, so now has announced for those staying and for locals, that Captain Crumble is back (just a little bit!) With some visitors now staying in the lodges (most are owned by individuals not Penstowe) the site has been brought back to life. And now there is entertainment and a bar available, too.

Simon says:

Come and join us for a socially distant drink in the Lounge Bar.

Open tomorrow – Wednesday evening 6.30pm.

Things will be very different

• if we reach capacity then the doors must close

• there will be NO holiday park reception service or electric-card sales from the Manor House so please continue with holiday park procedures that are in place

• it’s DRINKS only

• you are super welcome to bring in takeaway food from our good friend – APE PIZZA 🍕 or APE BURGER 🍔

• we really want to create a lovely atmosphere for all, we’ve missed you all so much! 😊

We won’t be open every night.. this week it’s Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

We are just mapping out August for the moment.

Keep an eye on FB and we’ll update opening nights as we go forward!


This is great news for a medium-sized local business which has addressed the many challenges posed by Covid-19. 


Back in June, Penstowe added to their Facebook page:

We are promoting accommodation only holidays for the 2020 season (online @hoseasons / telephone 03454 986060).

Our leisure and entertainment facilities will remain closed for the moment. So, it is great to see this up and gently running again. 

The safely of our team, lodge owners, guests and local community is our top priority, we can’t wait to welcome visitors again and we will do all we can to do this as safely as possible.

We’re so lucky as our 220 privately owned lodges are all spaciously set out across 30 acres of Manor House estate, every lodge has plenty of open space, we’ve got beautiful trees, lawns and pathways to safely wander and explore!


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