The Yellow Earl is a bar opened in Whitehaven in August 2017. We offer a wide range of premium beers, lagers, cocktails and a huge selection of gin!
The Yellow Earl gets its name from the 5th Earl of Londsale, Hugh Cecil Lowther. He inherited enormous wealth, derived from Cumberland coalmines, and owned 75,000 acres of land. He had residences at Lowther Castle, at Whitehaven Castle, Barleythorpe and Carlton House Terrace, London. He devoted his wealth to a life of ostentatious pleasure. Lord Lonsdale was known as the Yellow Earl for his penchant for the colour. He was a founder and first president of the Automobile Association (AA) which adopted his livery. He was an avid sportsman and bon vivant and was known by some as "England's greatest sporting gentleman". He was a founding member and first president of the National Sporting Club and he donated the original Lonsdale Belts in 1909 for the boxing championship trophy. His name was later given to the Lonsdale clothing brand of boxing garments and the Lonsdale cigar size.
Because of his extravagance Lord Lonsdale was forced to sell some of his properties including Whitehaven Castle. His free-spending had largely wrecked the estate, and his heir, his brother Lancelot, the 6th Earl was forced to auction off the contents of Lowther Castle in 1947. This proved to be the largest English country house sale of the 20th Century.
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We have two rooms available to hire in the earl available all year round. Perfect for any type of event or party; Christenings, Birthdays, Funeral Teas, Hen Parties, Baby Showers etc...
and best yet... THEY'RE COMPLETELY FREE TO HIRE
all we ask is for a security deposit to secure the booking which is fully refundable on the day
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Our main bar is also available for private hire
To enquire about availability or if you have any questions please fill in the form bellow
We want your booking at The Yellow Earl to be memorable and we will always to endeavour to fulfil any requests.
We offer a large buffet selection to fit all types of parties - don't see something you like? Just ask!
Tel. 01946 691450
66 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7AH
Monday - Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
Friday & Saturday 9:00-00:00
Sunday 9:00 - 23:00