A NEW look is brewing for Kendal pub The Shakespeare Inn, including a black-painted figure of The Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon himself.

Edinburgh-based Star Pubs is proposing a selection of new lit and unlit signs for the listed property at 78 Highgate, which dates back to 1830.


Plans submitted to South Lakeland District Council include artwork and letting painted directly onto the pub's facade; menu cases with low-level lights; and festoon lights for the dark walkway beneath the carriage arch.