Cumbrian pub and restaurant operator Cumberland Taverns has sold the lease on one its pubs as it looks to focus on its other two sites, one of which is to undergo extensive refurbishment. The lease of Marston's Sportman’s Inn, a food-led site in Troutbeck, was sold off an asking price of £140,000. Colliers International handled the sale to local businessman Ian Loftus, who plans few changes except “minor tweaks” including offering crêpes, homemade cakes and Italian coffee during the day. Haydn Spedding, associate director at Colliers International, said: “The Sportsman’s Inn is a really well known high turnover food-led public house located in an excellent trading position between Keswick and Penrith. “Cumberland Taverns decided to sell the Sportsman’s Inn to concentrate on its two Keswick town centre businesses, the Bank Tavern and the Rembrandt Restaurant, which is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment and will re-open as the Lakes Bar & Bistro.”