The buildings of the Old Lantern Inn in Martin date back to 11th year of Charles I, 1636 when they formed two farm cottages. In 1803 the then occupier, Jacob Sawley, applied for and was granted a licence to sell ale. It remained an Inn, sometimes with a grocers shop attached until the 20th century. In 1976, the name of the house was changed to the “Old Lantern” .
This evening I took my first outing since I got out of hospital when Pam and I went for a meal at The Old Lantern Tavern, Martin. The food was perfectly adequate, but not exciting and the restaurant didn't exude the sort of atmosphere you might have expected given the historic nature of the buildings. Overall we had a great evening, celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary. It seems hard to believe it is 43 years since I took Pam to Edale, after leading her up the aisle, and introduced her to the joys of Redstarts in dry stone walls and Twite on winding hill tops.