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Community

The pub is at the heart of our community but to us that means more than just location.
We’re pleased to support our local community champions doing their bit to improve people’s lives and also to do what we can ourselves to make a difference to those around us.
These are our current initiatives.

An Osprey Project – The Buzz Station

We’re very excited to here that our owners Osprey Management Group will operate a new venue based in Whitehaven’s iconic former bus station. To be named The Buzz Station, there’ll be a 100 seater cafe/bar on the ground floor and office space above. Sellafield Ltd is investing £2.6m into the Buzz Station and the North Shore scheme is led by BEC, with the help of partners including Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners.
Showcasing fantastic local produce and food innovation in its 100 seater cafe/bar on the ground floor, it’s also anticipated that the first floor office space will be a home to tech, digital, media, and creative start-ups.

We’re delighted that Osprey was selected for this project because of our community credentials; to quote Michael Pemberton, chief executive of BEC; “The development revives neglected places. Craig Lowery and the team at Osprey have taken a similar approach to developments, choosing places that need to be revitalised and returned to the communities that house them, providing leisure spaces for society to thrive and supporting employment opportunities on the coast of Cumbria.” Read more here

Image courtesy of the Times & Star shows Rob Miller of BEC with Osprey directors Lucinda Brown and Craig Lowery, in front of the development site.

Your Galloping Horse making a difference.

We’re proud to support local charities and to do our bit, however small, to improve lives in our community.

We value your support for our initiatives.

Workington Reds Junior Under-7s

As part of our ongoing commitment to the help within the local Community where possible, we are delighted to be able to sponsor this great local sports team with their kits and equipment for the coming season. We wish them every success for the forthcoming season!

Calvert Trust at Bassenthwaite

We are going to donate a “Tramper” to the Calvert Trust at Bassenthwaite. This vehicle is designed to help the elderly and those with disabilities to get around the lake and view the nesting ospreys etc. 

Community Fund

We have set aside a fund of money for community or charitable purposes. Each year we make substantial contributions to play our small part to improve the lives of our local community.

If you are aware of a West Cumbrian charity, individual or cause who may benefit from our support, please email finance[at]ospreyinns.co.uk and we will see if we can help. Naturally, we have a limit to what we are able to commit and all requests are considered on an individual basis.

Make a date in your diary for our regular fundraisers.

Look out too on our news and social media for special one-off events.

Help us to make a difference in our community.

Save a Seat for Sunday

As part of Galloping Horse Pubs on-going commitment to our community, we would like to remind our customers about ‘Save A Seat For Sunday’ which is a program for the benefit of folks who either live alone or those who find it difficult to get out as much as maybe they would like, or perhaps you can think of someone who does so much for the local community and they deserve a little treat.

Save A Seat For Sunday happens at noon on the first Sunday of each month. A table is reserved for up to eight guests to which we’ll invite, groups or individuals to come and have lunch on us and enjoy the banter we always have in the Pub on Sunday lunchtime.

This is by invitation only but if you would like to suggest an individual or group of people who would benefit please do let us know by email, Facebook message, ring or drop in and give a message to Colette.

Nominated charity 2018 onwards

We’re delighted to be supporting local charity Jack’s Journey. Founded by a Cumbrian family, the parents of Jack who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016, Jack’s Journey aims to support other families around Cumbria who have set off on a similar journey down the road of childhood cancer, providing financial support and helping to alleviate some of the stresses that a childhood cancer diagnosis brings.

We’ll be running various initiatives to benefit Jack’s Journey. We hope you’ll support us (and them) when you see these advertised.

The Osprey Management Group was formed by a group of local business people in order to own and manage a fleet of Cumbrian inns which it has a policy of redeveloping and refurbishing to a high standard, in order to preserve them as viable businesses with a focus for the communities they serve. With good value home-cooked food, quality ales, wines and a warm welcome to all from our staff, at an Osprey inn you are always among friends