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The peddler

In the tradition of the peddlers of the past who travelled the highways and byways, finding and buying items to bring back and offer to their customers in the towns, our modern Peddler also seeks out the finer things in life to bring to your table. 

From the harbourside fishermen and the local farmers and growers to the many artisan producers in our area, supplying us with a host of fine food and drink items from bread to beer, gin to jam, pies to puddings, we’ll be searching constantly for innovation as well as established excellence. 

We’ll use fresh seasonal ingredients in our own creations as well as bringing in and combining products from those at the top of their trade. 

The Peddler’s customers are many and varied. You may be arriving in town by train, looking for a coffee, a bite to eat, and a quiet moment to gather your thoughts before the day ahead. Or perhaps meeting for a working breakfast with business colleagues.

You might be looking for a friendly place for chatter and laughter over a delicious lunch, or a vibrant backdrop to that first cocktail of the evening on a memorable night out. You can come here with your gran for tea, buns and reminiscences, bring your boss for excellent coffee in a striking setting, dine from our exciting main menu with your family or host a round of drinks with friends. And your dogs are welcome in the bar area.

Whatever your business or pleasure in Whitehaven, there’s always something going on at The Peddler.

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Whitehaven’s iconic Bus Station was opened in 1931, one of only two covered bus stations in the country at the time; an art deco building with fine curved brickwork, and part of a complex including Cumberland Motor Services’ head offices and vehicle maintenance workshops. Despite quite major works in the late 20th century and much public outcry at the time, it closed in 2002 and fell into disuse.

It has now been redeveloped as part of the far-reaching North Shore project, to revitalise this part of waterfront Whitehaven and repurpose neglected properties to provide facilities for the town. BEC have overseen the Bus Station project, funded by Sellafield Ltd and the NDA and with support from partners including Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners. The project’s aim is to provide an environment for digital and business startups, and a variety of working spaces within its walls to encourage creation and innovation.

Osprey Management Group were chosen to manage the food and drink venue within the Bus Station because their aims as an organisation are similar; choosing places in need of revival and renovation and providing both leisure and employment opportunities to the communities where they are located.

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Find out more about the development of this large and exciting project in the videos below.


the Osprey group

As well as offering management services, the Osprey Management Group’s ambition is to purchase and regenerate local hospitality businesses, relaunching, refurbishing and managing them to a high standard, in order to preserve them as viable businesses with a focus on the communities they serve.

Our aim is to offer not only an excellent service for locals and visitors alike, but also lasting employment for local people and an enduring legacy of community funds.

By providing good value home-cooked food, a range of drinks to suit all tastes and friendly, attentive service in a comfortable environment, at an Osprey property you are “always among friends”.